Fresh, creamy, savory, spicy, addictive: there are an endless number of adjectives that can be used to describe one of the best appetizers of all time, guacamole. There is nothing like a bowl of guacamole and chips to start off your meal. Pair with a salty margarita and you may not need anything else. Read on to find out where you can find some of the best guacamole in D.C.

Hours: Sun- Mon: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Tues – Thurs: 11 a.m. -11:30 p.m.; Fri – Sat: 11:30 a.m. – midnight p.m.

oyamel Best Guacamole In DC


At Oyamel, diners can watch as their server turns ordinary ingredients into a delicious, heavenly bowl of guacamole right before their eyes. Made tableside, waiters use a Molecajete, a Mexican stone mortar and pestal to mash avocados with tomatillos, serrano chilies, queso fresco, salt, lime juice, pepper and cilantro. At $13.50, this appetizer costs a pretty penny, but the large quantity of guacamole, fabulous presentation and quality ingredients make it totally worth the price.

Hours: Mon – Thurs: 11:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Fri. – Sat: 11:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.; Sun: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Also made tableside, Rosa Mexicana’s guacamole is fresh and flavorful. Avocados are smashed with jalapeños, onion, tomato and cilantro. The guacamole here is served with crunchy corn chips and warm corn tortillas. Enjoy a bowl for $14.

Hours: Mon – Thurs.: 11:30 – 11 p.m.; Fri: 11:30 – 5 p.m.

Head to Sei in Penn Quarter for a unique take on guacamole. Serving up an Asian-inspired guacamole, this appetizer is make with wasabi, a Japanese horseradish that adds a definite kick. Served with crispy wonton chips, you can order a bowl of Sei Restaurant’s guacamole for $9.

cubalibre Best Guacamole In DC


Hours: Mon – Thurs: 11:30am – 11 pm; Fri – Sat: 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m., Sun: 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

For another unusual take on classic guacamole, head to Cuba Libre. Here, classic guacamole ingredients like lime juice and cilantro are combined with pineapple to bring a sweet, acidic aspect to the dish. The creamy avocados combined citrusy pineapple makes a great combination, and the crispy plantain chips served on the side are the perfect vehicle for mopping up the rich appetizer. This dish is offered for $6 during dinner and $4 for happy hour.

Hours: Mon – Thurs: 11:30am – 11 pm.; Fri – Sat: 11:30 a.m. – midnight, Sun: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Enjoy classic guacamole made with avocados, tomatoes, onions and cilantro at this popular Mexican eatery in Adams Morgan. It is always crowded, but the guacamole is worth the wait. For only $6.25 enjoy a hearty bowl of Lauriol Plaza’s guacamole served with salty, crispy tortilla chips.

Related: Best Mexican Food Around Detroit

Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at

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