We have learned to GO EARLY. Though they do take reservations, we went on a Friday night, which can be, well, "busy", if you go at a "fashionable" dinner hour. We went at 5 p.m. and had a wonderful time (again).
The food is prepared to order by somebody who knows what he/she is doing. It doesn't come quickly, but the full bar and chips/salsa and appetizer menu will keep you from getting bored. Actually, we chose an item that we were told would take sometime to prepare...and it was worth the wait.
We live in Portland, OR, but come, regularly, to Bellingham. We PREFER to eat at Dos Padres when we're in town, usually with friends. The food isn't "hot" (too bad, in my opinion!) but can be made spicier upon request (still not hot enough for me...only complaint!). Overall quality is very good, service is excellent, and, well, we'll attend again next time in Bellingham.
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