The perfect guacamole is a delicious blend of perfectly ripe avocados, finely diced onions, fresh cilantro, and juicy tomatoes. It’s elevated with zesty lime juice, a pinch of salt, and a hint of spicy jalapeños. But not all guacamole tastes the same – and there are so many variations on this incredible appetizer.
Living in San Diego, we have such great access to fresh avocados, especially with our proximity to Fallbrook, the unofficial “Avocado Capital of the World”.
Here are some restaurants that are serving some of the best guacamole in San Diego.
The dining scene in Old Town was just elevated to new heights with the opening of El Sueño, a new upscale Mexican restaurant and cocktail lounge. It’s a vibrant tribute to the La Huastecan region by Pietro Busalacchi from Trattoria Don Pietro.
While the menu is filled with delicious appetizers, crudo, and tacos, don’t miss out on their guacamole appetizer – when paired with their freshly made chips, and the four salsas they give you, there couldn’t be a better start to your meal.
TAMARINDO DEL MAR
Sadly the North Park location of Tamarindo has closed, but the Del Mar location serves the same delicious authentic Mexican dishes like tacos, quesadillas, carne asada, and ceviche.
But don’t let their free chips and salsa distract you from getting a side of their grande guacamole which has housemade guacamole, serrano, radish, onion, cilantro, queso fresco, and pomegranates.
Pro tip – get a margarita to go with it.
La Barca Mexican Seafood
Getting a side order of guacamole and chips at La Barca Mexican Seafood to go with your sizzling fajitas and carne asada tacos ought to be mandatory. The fresh taste of the avocados, pico de gallo, cilantro and chile serana might having you arguing who gets the last scoop. But I suspect they will make more for you.
El Viejon SEAfood
You won’t find guacamole on the menu at El Viejon Seafood as it’s not on the menu – they do have it, it is just not listed. But you should order it as I think it’s probably one of the most delicious, and generous portions, of guacamole in San Diego. The secret ingredient is without a doubt the freshness of the ingredients – it is literally made to order. El Viejon is located on Convoy Street.
Blue Wave Bar & Grill
For tableside guacamole, I haven’t found a restaurant in San Diego serving a more delicious and unique variation of guacamole than Blue Wave Bar & Grill. In addition to enjoying it, you get to watch the entire preparation and can adjust the spiciness – and can add additional toppings like crab, strawberry, bacon, fiesta corn mix, or pomegranate seeds.