Notable Dishes

Boston's Best for Guacamole

Mouthwatering guacamole is the main attraction at these south-of-the-border spots in Boston.

Casa Romero

MexicanBack Bay
4.5
Food
4.4
Decor
4.3
Service

The $8.50 guacamole is the best way to start a meal at this hidden Back Bay eatery, where the inventive menu includes everything from roasted pepper quesadillas to chicken breast stuffed with cactus and cheese.

Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar

Latin AmericanBack Bay
4.4
Food
4.4
Decor
4.2
Service

Guacamole has its own section on the menu at this Back Bay tequila den. Traditional and spicy orders aside, guac fare comes with diced smoked bacon ($10) or with jumbo lump crab and Atlantic lobster ($15). If you can’t decide, say “I want it all” for a sample of the two, plus the spicy variety ($14).

Olé Mexican Grill

MexicanCambridge
4.4
Food
3.9
Decor
4.0
Service

The tableside guac at this Mexican grill is a staple starter on the brunch and dinner menus. Served with corn tortilla chips and house salsa, it comes in servings for two ($7.95) or four ($9.95) at brunch, or as a more substantial side at dinner ($12).

The Painted Burro

MexicanSomerville
4.3
Food
4.2
Decor
4.2
Service

Guacamole is a mainstay on the seasonal menu at this Somerville spot, which offers a classic version for $9 and one topped with pork belly and roasted grape tomato for $13.

El Centro

MexicanBrookline
4.1
Food
3.8
Decor
3.9
Service

At this small South End Mexican spot, you can order a standard guac for $8 or choose a more adventurous, chorizo-topped version for $9.

Papagayo

MexicanSouth Boston
3.9
Food
4.0
Decor
4.0
Service

Tacos, enchiladas, fajitas and other classic Mexican fare taste best when they follow a starter of housemade guacamole, prepared tableside with the option of adding carrots and celery for an extra crunch ($10.95, extra $1 for veggies).

Temazcal Tequila Cantina

MexicanSeaport District
3.9
Food
4.1
Decor
3.8
Service

This Seaport District Mexican blends New England classics with south-of-the-border cuisine. The proof’s in the guacamole: choose the traditional option with serrano chiles ($12) or go for the lobster guac ($16), which brings chunks of lobster into the mix.

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