The appetizer guacamole mexicana is typically a bowl of mashed avocados folded in with tomatoes, cilantro, and onions and is a much more enhanced side that will make you dream in green. Margaritas Jalisco’s guacamole mexicana, however, is what food porn is made of. The dip is deconstructed, served on a large serving dish with the previously mentioned ingredients plus the addition of lime chunks on the side and topped with grilled jalapeños. It’s the most amazing guac that you mix yourself table side. Pair it with Ivan’s Tacos (three street tacos filled with chorizo, steak, chicken and topped with fried onions, jalapeños and cilantro, and served with grilled onions, avocado, radishes, cucumbers and rice on the side) and you have the best $16 meal of your life. Margaritas Jalisco, 1616 SW 17th St.
Not a short second is Cafe Holliday, 800 SW 12th St. Their made-fresh-daily guacamole is creamy and kicking with cayenne and cilantro. Best served with their homemade tortilla chips, which are perfectly seasoned with more cayenne, and their chunky, homemade salsa. Personally, I question if a single order is enough to share – it’s that good. It is, however, the perfect side to their pan fried tacos. Watch their Facebook for $1.50 days.