The state of Minnesota features a really diversified culinary experience with a unique set of restaurants that know how to prepare fresh avocado-based guacamole. Each individual location fuses its own recipe with a special blend and mixture of ingredients that will leave you craving more. Each dining business has a its own identity, story and a specialty guacamole sauce. Make sure you have some good chips and get dipping.
El Nuevo Rodeo
2709 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
El Nuevo Rodeo restaurant has been proudly serving the Twin Cities since 2003. Less than a block away from the the corner of Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue, it is one place that is constantly visited by customers because of its elevated and refined cuisine. It’s known to serve some of the best tableside guacamole, along with other menu favorites. For only $9, you’re really getting a deal with this pick. El Nuevo Rodeo’s menu bravely states, it is “the best guacamole you’ve ever had.”
Barrio Tequila Bar
5036 France Ave. S.
Edina, MN 55424
Barrio Tequila Bar is known to offer a decorative, vibrant and Latin-themed bar atmosphere. Established in 2010 in the city of Edina, with two existing locations in St. Paul and Minneapolis, it has one of the most well-known house-made recipes of guacamole. The dip is served with tortilla chips along with ancho salsa that is prepared fresh and great to have with Barrio’s signature margarita drink. The venue enjoys a high attendance of restaurant goers, so do take ample time to show up early for a great brunch or dinner. The owners of this location customized it to be a more dedicated dining restaurant.
Baja Sol Restaurant
Roseville, MN 55113
Baja Sol Restaurant first opened its doors back in 1995 in Inver Grove Heights. It now operates over 10 locations across the Twin Cities metro area and its guacamole dip is an authentic house recipe made from practically scratch. This guac is a staple on the Baja Sol menu and can be credited for much of the franchise’s success. With a large menu, there are many other standouts that groups of all sizes and preferences can enjoy.
El Burrito Mercado
175 Cesar Chavez St.
St. Paul, MN 55107
El Burrito Mercado is one-of-a-kind, Mexican-centric, one-stop location that offers possibly the best variety at affordable prices. This multi-functional restaurant (butcher shop, grocery shop, bakery, cafe) has an authentic set of Mexican supplies and original house-made cuisine. The guacamole may seem to be prepared from a single avocado, but the cut, taste, texture and flavor yield a different blend every time. El Burrito Mercado proudly serves the large Mexican communities and Minnesota residents.
864 University Ave. W.
St. Paul, MN 55104
Homi Restaurant is a family-owned business operating since 2010. The origin of the word “Homi” was inspired from the founders’ first two letters of their first names (Hortencia and Miguel) who dreamed of opening an authentic Mexican restaurant that prepares fresh dishes from scratch. The restaurant’s philosophy is to prepare original Mexican recipes that are at the heart and culture of founders’ birthplace. Located within minutes of the University of Minnesota campus, the place prepares a distinctive guacamole sauce that is filled with freshly chopped and mixed vegetables. If you are craving a simple yet different dining experience, Homi is definitely a must try.
Anthony Carranza is a freelance writer covering all things Minnesota related to tech, social media, news, and local happenings around the Twin Cities. His work can be found at Examiner.com.