Toronto’s greatest guacamole

Have you been hunting for the best guacamole in Toronto? Look no further. Whether you’re after citrus, thickness, cactus, or spice, you’ll find the guacamole to suit your needs right here. This list is guaranteed to make you long for Mexico then assuage you with the best local alternatives. Salud!

Wilbur Mexicana

1
552 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M3

As if cheap, fast, and tasty weren’t enough, Wilbur Mexicanagives you the option to burn your face off. Hot sauce and salsa bars adds a touch of experimentation to the guac here. Mix and match as you please, but the basic dish is plenty good. A spacious urban layout delivered by way of old-timey aesthetics, Wilbur is a lovely spot to watch the King West foot traffic pass by as you cry uncontrollably over your ghost-pepper-salsa-infused guacamole.

Chacho's

2
234 Merton St, Toronto, ON M4S 1A1

Come home to Chacho’s. This place is as a under-the-radar as it gets. North of St Clair and tucked between Yonge and Mount Pleasant, this crafty establishment is truly the real deal when it comes to their guacaole: Dense but creamy in texture, it’s so spreadable, you’ll be tempted to wear it.

Tilde

3
699 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1L2

With dark walls accented by blue, purple, and orange, Tilde’s decor is a burst on your eyes while the made-in-house guac is bursting on your tastebuds. Where others use Serrano peppers, Tilde uses the more traditional jalapeno, giving their guacamole just the right tang. Plus, the great combination of atmosphere and flavour makes Tilde an ideal destination for networking on Danforth Avenue.

Grand Electric

4
1330 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L4

A Parkdale legend, eating here is like a fast-paced conversation. Come in, sit down, tell me about your day, and nibble the night away. The guac and chips here are so damn good, they’ll get you drunk. That or the bourbon menu will. Really though, the guacamole is well balanced, and gives you all that you could want: a bit a’ spice, a bit a’ citrus, a bit a’ cilantro, and a bit a’ heck yes.

Playa Cabana Cocina Economica

5
141 Berkeley St, Toronto, ON M5A 2X1

A life without citrus would be dull and scurvy-filled, but there’s no risk of that at Playa Cabana. The limiest guac in the city, this elegant avocado dish pops on your palate like sour candy. The reclaimed wood and marquis lights make this place feel like a private clubhouse for anyone who likes hella’ good Mexican food. So bring all your buddies and huddle up for the night with a margarita pitcher.

La Carnita

6
501 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1A5

La Carnita’s guacamole is so well seasoned that you’ll smell the tasty dish before you see it. Topped with arbol pepper and cheese, this guac has bite, and with just the right blend of ingredients, there’s an underlying floral quality that’s hard to find elsewhere. Stucco walls and the amber glow of fluorescents make this Little Italy destination intimate and charming (bonus locations in Leslieville and the Entertainment District).

Xola Restaurant

7
2222A Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1E9

Xola’s gorgeous wall mural is a mission statement: there’s no straight path to flavour. With six different kinds of guacamole, including the classic, this spot abounds in variety. Smoked salmon, blue cheese and walnut, goat cheese, and cactus and arbol pepper are the inventive guacamole entradas on offer. Park yourself here for a fun and airy evening of quirky conversation and food in the Beaches.

El Rincon Mexicano

8
653 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1A7

Orange and yellow walls, bright blue tiles, and food served in stoneware, El Rincon is as lively as its food is delicious. A great family spot on St Clair west, El Rincon has the creamiest guacamole in town. The vivacious space and nods to Mexican culture make this uptown restaurant an ideal way to transport yourself out of the city and into an oceanside restaurant in Punta Cana.

El Catrin Destileria

9
18 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

A big portion filled with chunks of tomato and onion, this guacamole is a meal unto itself. Combined with imaginative wall art, intricate lighting fixtures, and a sprawling space (not to mention one of the largest and most upscale-feeling patios in Toronto), El Catrin is easily one of Toronto’s more flavourful venues. Haul your friends from out of town down to the Distillery District and show off how bloody cool it can be to live in Toronto.

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