(credit: istockphoto)

(credit: istockphoto)


Rich in Mexican culture, Los Angeles is home to some of the best Guacamole you’ll find anywhere in the world. The savory avocado dip comes in many variations with terrific recipes found at restaurants around town. We’ve put together a definitive list of the best spots around LA to get guacamole. Read our original list for additional ideas.
What are your favorite spots with guacamole in L.A.? Share in the comments below!
(credit: Mercado)

(credit: Mercado)


Mercado
1416 4th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 526-7121
www.mercadorestaurant.com

With tasty ingredients like hass avocado, serrano peppers, cilantro, red onion and chile de arbol salsa, Mercado has some of the best guacamole around! With a myriad of delicious items on the menu, you can order it on it’s own as an additive to your meal or you can order it within the “Dip Duo” appetizer, which comes with guacamole, choriqueso, and chips. Whatever variation you decide to get this guac at Mercado will leave you ordering more though!

(credit: El Cholo)

(credit: El Cholo)


El Cholo
1121 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 734-2773
www.elcholo.com

Opened way back in 1923, El Cholo is LA’s oldest running Mexican restaurant, and you better believe they know what they’re doing when it comes to their Mexican cuisine. This LA original located in Downtown offers straightforward Cali-Mex food along with guacamole that is so good you’ll want to make a meal of it all by itself. Adding to the authenticity and historic atmosphere will be your enjoyment as you watch the waiters make your guacamole table side. You can either order it on its own or order the ‘Sonora Style Nachos’ which come with frijoles, tomato salsa, sour cream and their guacamole. All ingredients are fresh and made to your liking, making it some of the best guacamole you’ll find in Los Angeles. Make sure to order their delicious margaritas and as a great accoutrement to your meal.

(credit: Rosa Mexicano)

(credit: Rosa Mexicano)


Rosa Mexicano
800 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 746-0001
www.rosamexicano.com

Easily some of the best guacamole in town, Rosa Mexicano even gets nods from celebs and regular customers who rave about it along with the food. Consisting of avocado, jalapeño, tomato, onion, and cilantro, the guacamole is served with chips and salsa nortena (roasted rama tomatoes, garlic, poblano chiles and grilled white onion). You may find yourself asking for more chips to devour every last drop of their delicious guacamole.

(credit: Border Grill)

(credit: Border Grill)


Border Grill
1445 4th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-1655
www.bordergrill.com

With an additional location in Downtown L.A. and other areas of the U.S., Border Grill by renowned chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, establishes a new standard for gourmet Mexican fare. In an upscale, modern and vibrant setting, patrons dine on delicious meals with amazing guacamole. Jalapeño chiles add a exceptional spicy kick to this unique and tasty guacamole, taking it to a whole new level. Ingredients include Haas California avocados, fresh cilantro, red onion, jalapeño chiles, lime juice, salt and grounded black pepper which all add together to make something special. Add this to your meal of authentic Oaxaca and Yucatan inspired food and Border Grill delivers Mexican food that you won’t soon forget.

(credit: Mexicali)

(credit: Mexicali)


Mexicali
12161 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 985-1744
www.mexicalirestaurant.com

Easily one of Studio City’s and LA’s favorite Mexican spots, this Valley outpost serves up some of the best Cali-Mex Cuisine in a comfortable roadhouse setting. With oversized boots, wood floors, and an open kitchen, Mexicali Cocina & Cantina puts together a tableside guacamole that has just the right amount of lime and flavors, which will make you want to devour every last bite. Served with warm chips, you can’t go wrong ordering this as an appetizer or as a side to specialties from the kitchen including lobster tacos, rotisserie chicken, braised beef burritos and enchiladas.

(credit: Ewa W./Yelp)

(credit: Ewa W./Yelp)


La Parrilla
1300 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 353-4980
www.laparrillarestaurants.com

Made with only the best Haas avocados from California as well as traditional ingredients such as jalapeños, onions, cilantro, and salt, the flavors in this guacamole come together for perfection. With a roaming guacamole cart, once you’ve had your first round of guacamole, expect to be chasing it down to get more of the delicious guacamole at this more authentic of Mexican restaurants.

(credit: Michael P./Yelp)

(credit: Michael P./Yelp)


Gracias Madre
8905 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 978-2170
www.graciasmadreweho.com

Serving cuisine inspired by Mexico and sourced from locally grown ingredients, Gracias Madre is Los Angeles’ answer to delicious vegetarian Mexican food. Executive Chef Chandra Gilbert puts together bold flavors to create a delicious menu including, of course, their starter Guacamole dish, which comes with housemade chips or warm handmade tortillas. Made with mashed avocado, cilantro, onion, chile and lime, choose to either get this as an appetizer or find it within their tasty tostadas as well as other dishes.

What are your favorite spots with guacamole in L.A.? Share in the comments below!
Vanessa Diaz is a freelance writer and blogger. You can find her on her blogs The Queen of Swag and Disney Domain. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.