Today is National Guacamole Day. (More importantly, it's Mexico's Independence Day.) Prepare to celebrate by going green and loading up on guacamole. Boston has an iffy rep when it comes to Mexican dining, but we've gathered a handful that happen to be known for great guacamole in particular.
Angela's Cafe. East Boston is often overlooked. But if you know where to look, you'll find gems worth the Blue Line ride, like this lovely Mexican, with guacamole that makes wannabes green with envy.
Border Cafe. Sure, this Harvard Square hangout can get crowded with undergrads enjoying their umpteenth margarita. But this tiny Tex-Mex chain turns out a great guacamole that freshmen food lovers should study.
El Centro. Though it recently opened its third location in Belmont, we're forever partial to the South End original of this eatery, frequently named one of the best Mexican restaurants around. Exhibit A: that guacamole.
El Pelon. A top-notch taqueria needs great guacamole. On that front, El Pelon delivers. And its guac happens to be available for purchase by the half-pint too. Just in case you were wondering.
Lone Star Taco Bar. All eyes are on the titular tacos at this Allston spot, and for good reason. Get your mouth on the chips and made-to-order guacamole, which can suffice as a meal in its own right.
Olé Mexican Grill. The tableside preparation of guacamole (pictured) is a signature service at this Inman Square spot. And incidentally, you'll find similarly fantastic stuff at its sibling restaurant Olecito.
Papagayo. This quartet of Mexican eateries manages to create consistently great guacamole across locations, even dressing it up with carrots or celery by request.
Rosa Mexicano. Spicy jalapeño brightens up the guacamole prepared tableside by this Mexican chain, which has its sole New England outpost in Boston's Seaport.