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Best guacamole

Taco.0720-HS03The guacamole at Taqueria del Sol is worth waiting for. The growing local restaurant group is the place to get the best guacamole in and around Atlanta, according to our readers. Photo: Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com

YOUR PICKS
1. Taqueria del Sol
You say, “Taqueria del sol for sure! It’s creamy and delicious with a kick!” and “[I]t’s the freshest and best I’ve ever had. Even the chips are good. Great, cheap food served within minutes of placing your order.”

2. Rosa Mexicano
3. Nuevo Laredo
4. Pappasito’s Cantina
5. Cinco
6. Escorpion

BH-eatout-1010-BG2Rosa Mexicano makes its guacamole at your table. This chunky delight is crafted right in front of your eyes in a molcajete and it’s our pick for best guacamole in and around Atlanta. Photo: Ben Gray, bgray@ajc.com

OUR PICKS
1. Rosa Mexicano
The AJC dining team’s specialist in Southern and Neighborhood Fare Jenny Turknett says, “Order the guacamole at Rosa Mexicano and a cart loaded with ripe avocados will materialize at your table. The guacamole, prepared in a molcajete, is prepared tableside and served with two salsas, thin chips and warm corn tortillas. The chunky version here contains a generous helping of cilantro and is well salted. While a $14 price tag may sound steep, the portion is large enough to serve as an entree. Roll it up in the corn tortillas and you have a meal of guacamole tacos.”

2. Nuevo Laredo
3. Chipotle
4. Holy Taco
5. Taqueria del Sol

48 comments Add your comment

Alexa

August 6th, 2012
11:59 am

Taqueria del sol for sure! It’s creamy and delicious with a kick!

Marco

August 6th, 2012
3:09 pm

Johnny

August 6th, 2012
3:48 pm

Eric

August 6th, 2012
4:31 pm

La Fiesta on Thornton Rd. in Lithia Springs has some of the best guacamole, period.

muffin

August 6th, 2012
5:52 pm

RIGHTEOUS ROOM!

nicole

August 6th, 2012
5:57 pm

La Hacienda in Newnan

kevinconyers

August 6th, 2012
6:17 pm

Don Tello’s –2 locations– conyers and stonecrest

Lisa Lewis

August 7th, 2012
2:41 am

Nuevo Laredo!

Deacon C

August 7th, 2012
10:03 am

El Potrillo in Alpharetta! And I’m picky.

Jadzia

August 7th, 2012
2:06 pm

The Windy Hill Pappasito’s table-side guacamole is perfect – 2 fresh avocados, chopped onion, tomatoes, cilantro, serranos, touch of lime and salt. Some places give a puree that is really more a Mexican avocado sauce than guacamole. it is cheaper to make the puree form than to make fresh-mashed guacamole.

Sara

August 7th, 2012
3:17 pm

Taqueria Del Sol. I’m only minorly obsessed.

Chris

August 7th, 2012
3:40 pm

Tableside at Pappasito’s Yum!!!

ian p.

August 7th, 2012
4:14 pm

Rosa Mexicano!
I barely ever go there, but i took there recipe off of the internets. Everyone luvs my guac!

J

August 7th, 2012
4:15 pm

Rosa Mexicano and Cinco!

Mark in the City of Decatur

August 7th, 2012
4:18 pm

Taqueria Del Sol in the city in which I live.

Shades of Blue

August 7th, 2012
4:18 pm

La Casa de pollo (The Chicken House) in Forest Park. The guacamole is very good and it always tastes so fresh! I love all of the food here!

Rick Fletcher

August 7th, 2012
4:19 pm

Poblanos at Webb Gin

Maje

August 7th, 2012
4:19 pm

BrickTops in Buckhead. OMG! it’s good.

Kay

August 7th, 2012
4:21 pm

You pay handsomely for it, but Rosa Mexicano at Atlantic Station makes a wonderful guacamole. Skip the rest of menu and just enjoy margaritas and guacamole. The tableside presentation is a bit gimmicky (as is all of Atlantic Station), but the taste is worth it.

kimster

August 7th, 2012
4:40 pm

Hands down! Make it yourself, Justin Wilson’s “Mos’ nearly guacamole”. Add the perfect magarita (the recipe is on-line), good chips, a good movie and your significant other and stay at home. Priceless!!

Gary

August 7th, 2012
5:06 pm

TDS. No Question. Finished a bowl of it by myself at lunch.

Lois

August 7th, 2012
5:13 pm

Rosa Mexicano has the best!!!!

crackbaby

August 7th, 2012
5:15 pm

Tableside Guac at Pappasito’s is one of the best.

A recent fad is to serve the ingredients in big chunks (like the pic above). IMO it’s better to mix it coarsely (with a big fork).

snb

August 7th, 2012
5:28 pm

Taqueria Del Sol

donkey200

August 7th, 2012
5:33 pm

I'm Hungry

August 7th, 2012
5:47 pm

La Parilla, Marietta and Powder Springs, super yummy

C. Price

August 7th, 2012
5:55 pm

Rosa Mexicano absolutely is the best.

Richard Bagge

August 7th, 2012
6:11 pm

Bone Garden!

TourGuide

August 7th, 2012
6:20 pm

Does TDS make it table-side too? I keep hearing good things about this place!

Farewell Nava

August 7th, 2012
6:33 pm

Nava’s guacamole is (was) the best. It’s not on the menu because demand would be too great.

yuzeyurbrane

August 7th, 2012
7:00 pm

Marjorie Morningstar

August 7th, 2012
8:58 pm

Taqueria Del Sol

Guac Lover

August 7th, 2012
11:28 pm

Bombero Grill and Bar in Jackson, normal or chunky style

J

August 8th, 2012
3:02 pm

Taqueria del Sol!!!

Mary B

August 8th, 2012
5:44 pm

Skipper

August 8th, 2012
6:36 pm

Rosa Mexicano

Eastern NC

August 8th, 2012
10:55 pm

Rosa Mexicano hands down

cw

August 9th, 2012
9:02 am

TourGuide: No – but it’s the freshest and best I’ve ever had. Even the chips are good. Great, cheap food served within minutes of placing your order.

Ramsey

August 9th, 2012
11:30 am

¡El Porton, ese!

Jimmy

August 9th, 2012
11:31 pm

Ramsey, how did you get the upside down exclamation point?

Rosa Mexicano (shouldn’t it be Rosa Mexicana?) has some good guacamole. Everything else sucks tho.

th

August 10th, 2012
1:35 pm

¡ (alt 0161)

Harry

August 10th, 2012
2:12 pm

Chef Phil’s guacamole at Holy Taco. Excelent!

TheDebutante

August 11th, 2012
4:20 pm

Boudros… It’s not located in Atlanta, but in San Antonio on the Riverwalk. Here is theie recipe for Boudro’s Famous Guacamole
Ingredients
•Juice of 1/4 of an orange
•Juice of 1/2 a lime
•1 avocado seeded and scooped out of skin
•2 tablespoons roasted and charred Roma tomatoes diced
•1 Serrano pepper roasted seeded and diced
•1 tablespoon medium dice red onions
•1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
•coarse ground salt to taste (sea salt is better)
Directions
Squeeze juices into bowl. Add avocado and coarsely chop. Add onions, roasted tomato, serrano and cilantro fold into avocado mixture. Add salt (more is better). Result should be crudely chopped not mashed. That’s it.

Mel

August 11th, 2012
5:18 pm

Rosa Mexicano and Taqueria Tsunami

spreak

August 11th, 2012
5:39 pm

Rosa Mexicano at Atlantic Station, prepared tableside, medium hot!

CS

August 11th, 2012
5:55 pm

Nuevo Laredo and Perla

Hot Nutz

August 11th, 2012
6:12 pm

Tableside at Pappasitos.

Brian Tillman

August 11th, 2012
6:45 pm

Rosa Mexicana