September 16th marks National Guacamole Day and we can’t wait to celebrate! Whether you like your guac chunky or smooth, on a sandwich or with chips and salsa, almost everyone can get behind this versatile dip…and we totally get why. (Also, is an avocado a fruit or a vegetable?)
We’ve asked our Hotwire Hotel Area Managers from all over the US for their best guacamole recommendations to help you celebrate this “holiday” appropriately. There’s definitely a mix of traditional and quirky styles in here, and they all sound delicious.
Baltimore, MD. – Barcocina
Chef Marc Dixon brings his take on Mexican cuisine by giving it a twist with French, New American and other global flavors. The result is guacamole that includes basil, roasted garlic, shallot, shredded queso Oaxaca and a pasilla-lime balsamic sauce. Diners come far and wide for a scoop of this tangy and fresh guac in Charm City.
Boston, MA. – El Pelon
El Pelon boasts fresh, authentic Mexican food served all day, every day so you know you can’t go wrong with this Grade-A guac. This top-notch taqueria offers guacamole by the half-pint and you can skip the lines and order online or for delivery.
Los Angeles, CA. – Gracias Madre
Gracias Madre located in West Hollywood features plant/based vegan fare. Grab a seat on the patio and an order of homemade chips and fresh guacamole for some sun and great people watching.
New York City, NY – Toloache
With multiple locations throughout the city you have many opportunities to sample Toloache’s multiple varieties of guacamole, including Frutas made with pomegranate, mango, apple, Vidalia onion, Thai basil and habanero, #Nom! For those who like it hot you can get the Rojo guacamole, with spicy chipotle and queso fresco. Our favorite tip is to sample one of each.
Orlando, FL. – Gringos Locos
Guacamole at Orlando’s Gringos locos is made fresh daily and served either in 4 ounces or a half pint of the green goodness. The most notable thing about this guac is the “secret” ingredient that gives it a kick that’s to die for!
Salt Lake City, UT. – Alamexo
Every table at Alamexo has a traditional Molcajete (a mortar and pestle, if your Spanish is a little rusty) so you can’t not order guacamole when you visit this Salt Lake restaurant.
San Antonio, TX. – Boudros Texas Bistro on the Riverwalk
It’s TexMex at its best at Boudros. This Texas bistro offers traditional tableside guacamole where you can customize their original, chunky-style recipe. Grab a famous prickly pear margarita and enjoy the views from the bustling Riverwalk park close to downtown San Antonio.
San Diego, CA. – Puesto
This San Diego restaurant serves all-natural meats, sustainable seafood and local organic greens. We love their Guacamole Nogada, made with pomegranate, tomato, mango verde, chile de arbol and candied walnut. If you’re not into walnuts, they also have crab guacamole made with lump crab.
Washington, D.C. – Lauriol Plaza
This guacamole is so good it earned a nod from DC United Football Club for the “best flavor.” Their ‘classic guacamole’ is made with avocados, tomatoes, onions and cilantro. We recommend kicking back with a bowl and some chips during Mojito Day any (or every) Wednesday!