Because I eat at Jacky’s and Nikki’s pretty regularly, I decided to branch out last week and hit up both Casa del Rey and Inca for my Mexican food fix. I had the Reyrito burrito and a pork California burrito, respectively.
Both were large meals, and I finished them, though neither got me very excited.
But, as is my custom, I also ordered a side of guacamole at each place, and this is where I think we can have a fun discussion: who has the best guac in town?
If we count guacamole as a condiment, I’m going to say it’s my favorite. Usually because it means I’m eating Mexican food, but it’s also great on eggs for breakfast. Simple to make (avocado, salt, lime juice, onion and some diced tomato and jalapeno is all you need), it’s pretty annoying when it’s not made fresh.
In last week’s case, Inca passed that test. The guac was fresh, and while there were no jalapenos, I really enjoyed it.
It was no where near my two favorites, however.
Those two slots are held by Mama’s Ladas and Jacky’s, though I’m not sure if it’s in that order. I waffle on this one. Mama’s has that great, fresh avocado taste, with a good amount of kick/spice mixed in there, while Jacky’s is super clean, crisp almost, with more lime juice than most giving it a citrus tone. I love them both. And a solid number three goes, and this might be a surprise, to Icon Lounge (pictured above). I had some chips and guac there during one of their weekend movie showings and thought it was great. Again, if you make it yourself, it’s bound to be good.
So, back to the question: Who has your favorite guacamole in town? Or, if you’re not a fan, why?