Holy moly, guacamole!
When it’s good, it’s gone too fast.
When it’s bad, the entire meal goes sour.
Never run out of your precious supply again because we’ve spread our search far and wide for the best that Austin’s got.
Here’s the scoop on the seven best spots to get your fix:
1. TORCHY’S TACOS
Source: Torchy’s FaceBook: https://bit.ly/2AXnPlC
The menu headers label every section as “Damn Good”, and Torchy’s lives up to this claim quite tastefully!
With fresh fare featuring calorie counts for the diet-conscious, the guac is sized to fit any appetite with plenty of homemade chips included!
Why we LOVE them: Cotija cheese on guac is our new JAM! We’re not sure how we ever lived without it and love the simple spin on a classic!
What customers have said: Satisfying chunks of avocado and a healthy portion make it an indulgence you don’t have to feel guilty about.
2. VALENCIA’S TEX-MEX GARAGE
Source: Valencia’s Facebook: facebook.com/TexMexGarageATX
For those not afraid to get FRESH with their guacamole, you’ll get the goods delivered straight to your table!
Featured on the menu as Guacamole – Made Table Side, you’re not just ordering a side dish, you’re ordering an entire experience!
(And you’re always free to order the delicious from the kitchen version).
Why we LOVE them: Love you some more green onions or tomatoes (or none at all?). Simply tell them and they’ll customize your guac at the table!
What customers have said: Guacamole purists will LOVE the fresh, unadulterated avocado base, free of unknown mix-ins and additives.
3. JARDIN CORONA
Source: Jardin Corona’s Yelp: https://bit.ly/2DwXihS
Serving traditional Mexican food with an outstanding sense of value, their classic flair equals big-time flavor perfect for the whole family.
A table-pleaser, this guac is everything you’d expect from an old favorite recipe, so enjoy with good company (though you won’t talk much!).
Why we LOVE them: The chunks of fresh tomatoes add craving-worthy texture and a refreshing zestiness! And all of that for $1.99 as a side!
What customers have said: That it has a nice little kick and is seasoned well, making for a very flavorful guac that pairs perfectly with chips.
4. MARIA’S TACO EXPRESS
Source: Maria’s Taco Xpress Facebook: https://bit.ly/2JSUtI6
Get ready to see guac in a whole new light! Fresh, zesty, and perfected over the years, you’re in for a real treat with this simple (and taste bud pleasing!) take on the classic!
Run by Maria, know by the Austin Chronicle as “South Austin’s Taco Queen”, this eclectic spot has been in the mix for over 21 years.
Why we LOVE them: They know how to combine flavors like none other! Try the loaded chicken tortilla with black beans, guacamole, queso fresco, bell peppers, onions, bacon, and a fried egg!
What customers have said: It’s a CAN’T-MISS companion with chips and a couple of Al Pastor tacos (marinated pork with pineapple)!
Source: Fresas’ Yelp: https://bit.ly/2zJAK8X
Why try one type of guac when you can try three? Exactly.
After the Classic guac, you can go sweet or savory! Try the Green Apple guac with pineapple, jicama, and mint or Chipotle Bacon with chorizo, adobo, and queso fresco.
Why we LOVE them: Three words: CHIPOTLE BACON GUACAMOLE! We want to personally thank the creative genius behind adding bacon, it’s sinful in the best way!
What customers have said: The guac portions are LARGE, but it’s a compliment, not a complaint, especially since they still found they needed seconds, it went so fast!
Source: Picnik’s Yelp: https://bit.ly/2AVE82y
Have any food sensitivities that make chips and guac a no-go? You may just get the green light to try this guac!
Catering to those with food allergies, sensitivities, and dietary requirements, this flagship location offers guac with simple, stomach-friendly ingredients.
Why we LOVE them: The simplicity makes it a standout, and we couldn’t believe how much flavor we got from fresh apple, kale, avocado, red onions and cilantro alone!
What customers have said: The almond flour chips make for the perfect CRUNCH that makes the guac disappear at lightning speed, so good thing for the good portions!
7. LICHAS CANTINA
Source: Licha’s Yelp: https://bit.ly/2Dx0Twk
With a rich family history, this restaurant, named after the owner’s mother, Alicia “Licha” Rivera, creates dishes to capture the flavors enjoyed by locals in Mexico City.
Their vegetarian and gluten-free guac is served in a style you’ve likely not seen before, but will almost certainly want seconds of, ASAP!
Why we LOVE them: That their guac is loaded with pumpkin seeds and queso fresco! We were immediately hooked on the added crunch and just-right hint of salt.
What customers have said: That your biggest regret will be that you didn’t go sooner and try the unique whipped texture of this addicting rendition of guac!
WHICH RESTAURANT SATISFIES YOUR GUAC CRAVING THE MOST?
Variety is the spice of life, so we recommend you try all seven! And, if you’re so inspired, chase your guacamole fix with six of the best places for chips and salsa in Austin!
Are there any other great guacamole spots you feel we should know about? Let us know in the comments and share why you love them!