Best Guacamole In Houston

August 28, 2013 7:00 AM


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You either love it or you hate it, but if you don’t like it, then you probably just haven’t had a good bowl of guacamole. The best guacamole starts with the freshest of ingredients. Refer to this list for some of the freshest and tastiest guacamole in the Houston area. Get a basket of chips and start dipping.

Tacos A Go Go 
3704 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 807-8226

You will go gaga for the guacamole at Tacos A Go Go. It is well worth the drive to downtown Houston but you could also visit its other location on White Oak. Either way, you will find some of the best guacamole that Houston has to offer. It starts with fresh mashed avocado with enough chunks for texture and bursts of flavor. Next, add finely chopped tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno and the ingredients you prefer in guacamole. This is perfect for a side dish or a starter, and it could even be considered a meal.

Irma’s Southwest Grill
1314 Texas at Austin
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 247-9651

Authentic, fresh and delicious are just a few words to describe Irma’s food. Considered one of the best Tex-Mex restaurants in Houston, it is no surprise that the guacamole rates as one of the top. The daily specials for breakfast, lunch and dinner are told to you by your trusty server. If you go at lunch time, plan on a wait, because this popular downtown restaurant brings in a crowd. Ripe chunks of avocado for texture, fresh cilantro and minced jalapenos are just a few of the not-so-secret ingredients you will find in one of Houston’s best guacamole dishes.

Radical Eats
3903 Fulton
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 697-8719

Vegetarian and vegan friendly, it is no wonder that Radical Eats rates as one of the best places in Houston to find great guacamole. House-made chips accompany this freshly made starter dish. This guacamole is made with rich, raw and organic ingredients, and that is just the start. Flavorful mix-ins like fresh garlic, cilantro, tomatoes and peppers make this dish perfect on the side or to share, but you may not want to.

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El Tiempo Cantina
3130 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 807-1600

El Tiempo Cantina has six locations in the Houston area and 55 years of history. No wonder it is considered one of the best Tex-Mex restaurants in Houston. The freshly made guacamole features ripe avocados, as well as finely chopped ingredients like garlic, onions, jalapenos, tomatoes and a little lime. While waiting for table, be sure to enjoy the hand-painted family portraits that decorate the walls of each location, then sit down, relax and enjoy.

4053 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 623-4200

With five locations in the Houston area, great guacamole is just a short drive away. Good food and great guac make this one of the best places for a bite to eat in Houston. What makes this guacamole so special? It is created table-side so you can make it just the way you like it, asking for more, less or not all off of each ingredient. With fresh ingredients, freshly chopped and mashed for flavors and textures, making it your way is what makes Escalante’s one of the best places in Houston to get great guacamole.

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Mother of four college to Kindergarten, Lisa Carey is a National and Local writer for Examiner. She brings with her 20 years experience in education, working with families and her enthusiasm for the Houston area. Her work can be found at

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