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.

  • 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. Patrons are also given the option to customize their guacamole. Our suggestion: the more cilantro, the better!

  • 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 ($5.95/$7.95) or take home as part of a "Backyard BBQ Party Pack," which offers a $65 gallon-sized tub of the Mexican favorite.

  • 100% Taquito
    • Mexican
    • 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.

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