Notable Dishes

Philly's Best for Guacamole

Get your guac on at these Philly Mexican spots that take the classic dish to a whole new level.

  • Honest Tom's Taco Shop
    • Mexican
    • Spruce Hill
    Food
    26
    Decor
    16
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $10

    Simple but well-made guac is the best part of this casual taco spot in West Philly - and at just $4, it's one of the best deals in town.

  • Alma de Cuba
    • Cuban
    • Rittenhouse Square
    Food
    25
    Decor
    25
    Service
    24
    Cost
    $54

    Check out the lounge at this trendy Nuevo Latino in Center City for guacamole made with roasted hazelnuts and served with fresh corn chips.

  • El Vez
    • Mexican
    • Washington Square West
    Food
    24
    Decor
    25
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $39

    Stephen Starr's popular Wash West Mexican spot has an entire menu of different types of guacamole, including the Indian Red Lopez, made with spicy crab, cilantro, and salsa roja, and the Bazooka Limon, made with goat cheese, pistachio, chili flakes, and roasted romato.

  • Distrito
    • Mexican
    • Spruce Hill
    Food
    24
    Decor
    24
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $41

    At Jose Garces' University City cantina, the traditional guacamole comes topped with cotija cheese, and served with housemade tortilla chips. 

  • Xochitl
    • Mexican
    • Society Hill
    Food
    21
    Decor
    20
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $42

    At this Society Hill Mexican, you can customize your guacamole with your own choice of toppings, from the standard (red onion, cilantro) to the unique (blue cheese, macadamia nuts, black truffle).

  • El Rey
    • Mexican
    • Rittenhouse Square
    Food
    21
    Decor
    19
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $26

    Stephen Starr's funky, divey Center City Mexican serves up guac that's traditional but well-executed.

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