Notable Dishes

DC's Best for Guacamole

For a Mexican meal that’ll leave you beyond satisfied, order extra chips at one of these restaurants with great guacamole.

  • Taco Bamba
    • Mexican
    • Idylwood
    Food
    25
    Decor
    11
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $14

    Don’t forget to add a side of chips and guac to your order at this takeout-centric spot in Falls Church, where Chef Victor Albisu makes the classic dish with grilled avocados ($3.50).

  • Oyamel Cocina Mexicana
    • Mexican
    • Penn Quarter/Chinatown
    Food
    24
    Decor
    23
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $42

    Extra chips are on the house at this high-end Penn Quarter Mexican, where servers mash avocados tableside with green tomatillo, serrano chiles, and crumbled queso fresco ($13.50).

  • Agua 301 Restaurant
    • Mexican
    • Navy Yard
    Food
    20
    Decor
    20
    Service
    17
    Cost
    $35

    The guacamole at this Navy Yard spot infuses contemporary Mexican cuisine with modern flair. Stay traditional with a spicy citrus blend ($10) or order the guacamole de Jaiba to add jumbo lump crab and fresh corn into the mix ($12). The options thicken at dinner, when the fresh guacamole of the day appears on the menu ($11).

  • Gringos & Mariachis
    • Mexican
    • Bethesda
    Food
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    I

    Guacamole gets a sweet or savory spin at this rustic taco specialist. Served alongside pico de gallo and a hot chile de arbol salsa, it can be ordered with grilled pineapple or crispy bacon mashed in ($9.95 for traditional, $11.95 with pineapple or bacon).

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