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Boston’s Best Guacamole

August 14, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Photo credit:  OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

 (Photo credit:  OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

Noshing on fresh guacamole with crunchy tortillas chips for dipping is a great way to start a meal. There are so many ways to make the delicious dish. Many just like to keep it simple and let the avocados shine while other recipes might mix in crunchy veggies and flavorful herbs. The following spots each have their own guacamole recipe that you will enjoy. Here are some restaurants with Boston’s best guacamole.

Photo Credit: Zocalo Back Bay via Facebook

Photo Credit: Zocalo Back Bay via Facebook

Zócalo Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar
35 Stanhope St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 456-7849
www.zocalobackbay.com

There’s a long list of favorites to try at Zócalo like fajitas, carnitas, fish tacos, flautas, tostadas and its unique Mexican version of paella. It also has gluten-free dishes available and, to wash down the cuisine, plenty of cocktails like tropical margaritas, caipirinha or sparkling sangria. But it’s the guacamole you won’t want to miss. Zocalo’s award-winning recipe is made fresh, to order, in-house and is served with warm chips for $11.

Photo Credit: Papagayo

Photo Credit: Papagayo

Papagayo
283 Summer St.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 423-1000
www.papagayoboston.com

Featuring two locations, Papagayo has quickly become a Mexican restaurant that is here to stay. When temperatures heat up in Boston, the tequila snow cone is sure to get diners’ attention, plus there is a tequila club that keeps guests coming back time and time again. The food is also a favorite here like the enchiladas and burritos. The highlight though is the table-side-prepared guacamole. Watch as the experts mash up the Haas avocados for $10.95. For extra crunch, add carrots and celery for an additional dollar.

(credit: temazcalcantina.com)

(credit: temazcalcantina.com)

Temazcal Tequila Cantina
250 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 439-3502
www.temazcalcantina.com

With its water views and gorgeous decor, Temazcal Tequila Cantina offers an excellent atmosphere. You will love browsing through the iPad tablets given to each diner to review the menu. There are plenty of dishes worth digging into like ceviche, fajitas and tacos. There are also two kinds of guacamole. Keep things simple for $12 with the recipe featuring avocado, tomato and onion along with cilantro and serrano chilies or instead go all out with the lobster guacamole for $16.

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Photo Credit: lolitaboston.com


Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar
271 Dartmouth St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 369-5609
www.lolitatequilabars.com

Located in the Back Bay, Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar is loved by locals and visitors for the modern and sexy atmosphere. It has delicious cocktails like the cotton candy martini and the sangria. Amongst the many dining options, there are four different choices for guacamole. The fresco or picante (spicy) guacamole features fresh avocado, tomato, serrano chilies, diced onions and chopped cilantro for $8. Then for $10, there is a tocino pork belly guacamole with diced smoked pork belly, adobo chile and fresh diced tomato into the avocado mix. The Especial for $13 offers up an irresistible option with jumbo lump crab and Atlantic lobster with a garlic and wine butter drizzled over it. And if you can’t decide, there is a sampler option for a taste of all three for $13.

The bar at La Verdad. (credit: laverdadtaqueria.com)

The bar at La Verdad. (credit: laverdadtaqueria.com)

La Verdad
1 Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 351-2580
www.laverdadtaqueria.com

Award-winning chef Ken Oringer’s restaurant La Verdad at Fenway is open daily from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m. for your taco and margarita fix. The guacamole a la Verdad is $10 and features avocado, tomato, cilantro, jalapeno, red onion and salsa roja for a tasty combination. There are also many other highlights like the corn topped with chipotle aioli and Cotija cheese, the fish tacos, burritos and the always popular $1 Taco Tuesday night.

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Michelle Levine is a creative energetic, young professional that is passionate about everything Boston has to offer. She loves to attend local events, dine out, and cook and wants to share her findings with you. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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