Border Grill Las Vegas At Mandalay Bay
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
If making great guacamole is an art form, just call celebrity chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales” the Picassos of the dish. Their Border guacamole ($9) is a palate-pleasing mix of ripe California avocados, diced jalapeño chilies, chopped fresh cilantro, diced red onions, freshly squeezed lime juice, salt and freshly ground black pepper. To avoid watering down its nutty, rich avocado flavor, no tomatoes are used in the dish. The result? A guacamole that’s simple yet bold and sure to leave taste buds salivating for more.
Cantina Laredo At Tivoli Village
430 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 110
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Cantina Laredo’s top-shelf guacamole ($8.99) is truly at the top for taste buds. A flavorful mix of fresh lime, salt, granulated garlic, red onions, jalapenos, cilantro, tomatoes and avocado, the dish is made tableside and comes served with tostada chips or warm corn tortillas. Although it serves two to four, one bite and you’re going to want it all to yourself. Try to pace yourself, though; the rest of the menu at this modern Mexican restaurant is equally as enjoyable, especially the heavenly Mexican apple pie served on a sizzling skillet.
Diego At MGM Grand
3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Often hailed as one of the Strip’s best spots to dip a chip, guacamole lovers are sure to be fascinated by the interactive tableside guacamole presentation at Diego ($12). The Mexican restaurant’s quality ingredients are on full display as a mobile cart is rolled up to each table that orders the signature dish. Guests can then watch as fresh Haas avocados, limes, onions, sun-dried tomatoes, Serrano chilies and cilantro are prepped and mixed in a colorful glass bowl before being served. Talk about dinner and a show!
100 6th St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
One of downtown Las Vegas’ most buzzed about new restaurants, La Comida is quickly making a name for itself thanks to its scrumptious menu inspired by the cosmopolitan fare of Mexico City. Menu favorites include La Comida’s delicious guacamole ($9), blended in the kitchen using an authentic recipe from executive chef Pablo Sanchez-Ortiz. Made with pico de gallo, jalapeño and lime juice, it’s truly some of the best guacamole you’ll ever taste north of the border. It also goes great with the piquant puerco ahumado: tender mesquite-smoked pork shoulder served with adovada sauce and plantain chips.
Tacos & Tequila At Luxor
3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
The restaurant may be called Tacos & Tequila, but T&T (as it’s often referred to) is known for its luscious Mexico City-style guacamole ($10). A fusion of ripe Mexican Haas avocados, diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, salt and diced Serrano peppers, T&T’s guacamole is a great precursor of what’s to come from executive chef Saul Ortiz’s mouth-watering menu. If you don’t have time for the sumptuous starter dish, be sure to order the carne asada: succulent grilled steak served with chile morita salsa, poblano rajas, chimichurri, black beans, onions, rice and—you guessed it—guacamole.