8 1/2 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
The restaurant’s name means “Tortilla Shop” and this Central West End restaurant knows how to make the freshest and most authentic Mexican food in the area. The guacamole is the very first item you will see when you pick up the menu. Marked with a green letter “V”, you will feel good about ordering it, as it is also one of the specially marked vegetarian or vegan items. Tortillaria mashes its avocados, and then add tomatoes, onions, cilantro and lime to make a delicious guacamole. Order it as a half or a full order to enjoy with chips.
901 N. US Highway 67
Florissant, MO 63031
Keep it local when you step into this fourth-generation family-owned North County restaurant that serves traditional Mexican food. Choose from two different guacamole dishes, or try them both. Try the guacamole Ruiz, which is a traditional rich and creamy fresh avocado blend. Spice it up with the guacamole poblano, which is a mix of avocado with diced tomatoes, cilantro, onions, freshly squeezed lime juice and a kick of jalapeno peppers.
1235 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Watch as your server prepares guacamole right before your eyes, at your tableside. Dip into fresh house-made guacamole that uses the freshest avocados and other traditional ingredients with an added kick. This restaurant gem, that is the only Tex-Mex restaurant in the Loft District, spices up your guacamole with jalapeno instead of the traditional lime. Make it even more unique by adding mango, bacon with sun-dried tomatoes or garlic and dried apricots.
2208 S. Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
Experience a fresh Latin taste at the only Nicaraguan restaurant in St. Louis. Enjoy guacamole in authentic Nicaraguan style. Sink your teeth into chunks of avocado mixed with onions, green peppers and the main ingredient that sets this guacamole apart from others – hard eggs. Dip the fried plantain chips into the guacamole for added flavor and crunch.
14870 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63011
Come in, sit down and relax at this Mexican restaurant and margarita bar in West County. Order the guacamole and you’ll be delighted to dip into a family recipe. The guacamole starts with traditional ingredients of fresh avocados, cilantro and onions. Serrano chilies and tomatoes are added to turn this guacamole into a choice you’ll crave.
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