Notable Dishes

Houston's Best for Guacamole

Whether you're after a dollop of guacamole or the whole bowl, here are the best Houston spots to nosh on some guac with friends.

    • Tex-Mex
    • East End
    Food
    26
    Decor
    22
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $28

    If you're seeking a spicy guacamole, this place delivers. The dish comes with extra jalapeños, onions, and cilantro on the side, so you can crank up the heat as much or as little as you'd like ($9.75).

  • Hugo's
    • Mexican
    • Montrose
    Food
    26
    Decor
    25
    Service
    25
    Cost
    $47

    This modern Montrose cantina specializes in upscale Mexican fare.  A side order of the guacamole is served with housemade salsa and fresh out-of-the-fryer totopos ($7). 

  • Torchy's Tacos
    • Taco
    • Montrose
    Food
    24
    Decor
    18
    Service
    19
    Cost
    $13

    A favorite among locals, Torchy's Tacos has a following devoted to its unique tacos with kitschy names, like the Trailer Park taco, made with fried chicken. But the guacamole here also attracts a crowd, thanks in part to the dirt-cheap $4.95 price tag.

  • Goode Company Taqueria
    • Mexican
    • West U
    Food
    24
    Decor
    17
    Service
    18
    Cost
    $20

    This Houston standby is known for its super-fresh guacamole, which guests can order in a small or large size ($6.95/$8.95) or take home as part of a "Backyard BBQ Party Pack," which offers a $79 gallon-sized tub of the Mexican favorite.

  • Pappasito's Cantina
    • Tex-Mex
    • Champions
    Food
    24
    Decor
    22
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $26

    This Texas mini-chain turns the making of guacamole into a spectacle.  The table-side preparation allows the diners to watch as chunks of avocado, tomatoes, toasted jalapeños, onion and lime juice are blended together just for them. 

  • 100% Taquito
    • West U
    Food
    23
    Decor
    20
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $13

    This taqueria is a terrific cheap eats find, serving authentic, guacamole-centric dishes like the Chicharron con Guacamole ($5.99), which comes with pork rinds for dipping in the guac.

  • Picos Restaurant
    • Mexican
    • Upper Kirby
    Food
    22
    Decor
    23
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $37

    Consult your best buds and your taste buds, because the guacamole natural ($10) is completely customized to your preferences.  Adjust ingredients like cilantro, serrano pepper and lime for your ideal guacamole flavor combo. 

  • Escalante's
    • Tex-Mex
    • Greenway Plaza Area
    Food
    21
    Decor
    20
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $24

    This Mexican spot has tableside guacamole during dinner service for $13 (full), or $9 (half). Patrons are also given the option to customize their guacamole. Our suggestion: the more cilantro, the better!

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