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.

The Original Ninfa's on Navigation

Tex-MexEast End
4.6
Food
4.2
Decor
4.3
Service

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

MexicanMontrose
4.6
Food
4.5
Decor
4.5
Service

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). 

Goode Co. Taqueria

MexicanWest U
4.4
Food
3.7
Decor
3.8
Service

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-MexChampions
4.4
Food
4.2
Decor
4.2
Service

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. 

Torchy's Tacos

TacoMontrose
4.4
Food
3.8
Decor
3.9
Service

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.

100% Taquito

MexicanWest U
4.3
Food
4.0
Decor
4.0
Service

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

MexicanUpper Kirby
4.2
Food
4.3
Decor
4.2
Service

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. 

Escalantes Mexican Grille

MexicanGreenway Plaza Area
4.1
Food
4.0
Decor
4.1
Service

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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