Holy, that’s a lot of guacamole… but we’re not mad about it!
If you’re one of those people that doesn’t like guacamole – sorry, but we can’t be friends. But all jokes aside, we understand that extra guac may not be your thing, but for the rest of you Angelenos that aren’t rocking an allergy or serious sense of bad taste – it’s more than likely that you’ve probably been on the green bandwagon since birth.
We’ve all had one of those days where nothing sounds better than a big ‘ol bowl of guacamole alongside a whatever you choose to dip into it. Whether you’re into the classic recipe or prefer it with a bit of flavor, we’ve got you covered with our list of the five best places to order guacamole in L.A!
1. Bar Amá
This Tex-Mex restaurant in Downtown LA’s Old Bank District is definitely once that you can’t miss! The made-to-order guacamole is served in a traditional molcajete and is the perfect combination of big avocado chunks, cilantro, red onion, and lime juice; and don’t get us started on the freshly fried tortilla chips that are paired with it!
Location: 118 W 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071. See it on Google maps.
2. Rocios Mexican Kitchen
You might have to trek all the way over to Bell Gardens, but it’s definitely worth the trip! Rocio’s Mexican Kitchen serves up some of the best guac in the city sporting Hass avocados, lemon juice, cilantro, salt, pepper, and a tad bit of vinegar. Don’t be startled by the hue of the tortilla chips, they contain chaya – a leaf that is known for its blood pressure benefits!
Location: 7891 Garfield Ave, Bell Gardens, 90201. See it on Google maps.
3. El Coyote
Prefer chunky over creamy? Then you’ll enjoy ordering a fresh bowl of this green dip from Mid-City West favorite. And while you’re at it, you might as well order a margarita made from scratch!
Location: 7312 Beverly Blvd (btw Fuller & Poinsettia), Los Angeles, CA 90036. See it on Google maps.
4. Gracias Madre
The guacamole at Gracias Madre is the perfect combination of avocado, cilantro, onion, and lime making this vegan Mexican eatery the talk of the town! You might want to make sure that you’re camera-ready before heading over to this Hollywood hotspot because you’re definitely going to want to snap a pic.
Location: Gracias Madre, 8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069. See it on Google maps.
Calling this bowl of heaven fantastic would be an understatement… Head over to the west side to get the guac a night out on the town or heading to the beach to catch some waves.
Location: 7312 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036. See it on Google maps.
Also published on Medium.