Ten Favorite Spots for Guacamole in Metro Phoenix

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If it wasn't for our favorite Mexican dip, tortilla chips would be super lonely, chimichangas would suffer, and nachos would be sad piles of melty cheese.

Thankfully, that's not the case and we have plenty of restaurants in town serving up big bowls of the sought after green stuff. Here's a list of our ten favorite places to score guacamole.

Gallo Guacamole from HIllside Spot and Gallo Blanco -- Chef Doug Robson and staff really know how to mash an avocado at Ahwatukee's Hillside Spot and Phoenix's trendy Gallo Blanco. The ripe fruit is smashed together with a variety of spices, mandarin oranges, and crumbles of cotija cheese. Scoop it up with their house made tortilla chips and wash it down with a frosty beverage at either one of these Valley hot spots.

. Guacamole from Mucho Gusto -- If you're looking for a healthy dose of chunky green guac, stop by the relaxing patio of Tempe's Mucho Gusto. Big chunks of fresh avocado and mixed with tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and cotija cheese and then topped with a generous dose of Grand Marnier jalapeno syrup. The mixture is more sweet than spicy but totally delicious. Ask for it "hot" if you're craving more heat and don't forget to wash it down with one of Mucho's super strong house margaritas.

Traditional Guacamole with Crab from Distrito -- The vibrant restaurant inside the stylish Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale may still have a few kinks to work out but their Traditional Guacamole is perfect just the way it is. Ripe mashed avocados are fork mashed with just the right amount of cilantro, serrano peppers for a nice slow burn, a splash of lime and meaty crab. With or without the crab, the giant bowl of avocado mash is enough to feed you and at least three of your friends so make sure you bring your appetite!

Guacamole & Salsa Trio at Asi Es La Vida -- Don't let the bright purple exterior of this quaint family owned Mexican restaurant scare you off --the interior is dark and cozy, perfect for escaping the heat for lunch or impressing a first date. Right off the bat, your server will ask if you want guacamole and you're going to want to say yes. The simple guacamole is served with three spicy housemade salsas and crispy chips. The creamy avocado is barely seasoned to let the true flavor of the green fruit shine through and the spicy salsas add the perfect level of heat to the green dip. Follow up this easy appetizer with a bowl of their Crema de Cilantro for a real culinary treat.

Location Info

Hillside Spot

4740 E. Warner Road, Ahwatukee, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Gallo Blanco Cafe

401 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant


4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Mucho Gusto Taqueria & Mexican Bistro - CLOSED

603 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Asi Es La Vida

3602 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Whole Foods Market

2955 W. Ray Road, Chandler, AZ

Category: General

Sage Kitchen

4773 N. 20th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Rita's Kitchen

5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Frank & Albert's

2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Barrio Cafe

2814 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Barrio Queen Tequileria

7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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When the fuck is guacamole not raw, or vegetarian. Noting there are a few assholes who might put sour cream in their avacado dip, there is no reason to call guacamole raw or vegetarian unless you are lookin for a reason to charge over 10 bucks for it.. Fuck off chakra 4 herb and tea house..

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Outside of Barrio Queen, everywhere else is a $$$$ yuppiescum hipster hangout. Shame on ya.

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