It may sound odd to call a food item "hot," but over the past few years, avocados have truly taken centerstage. Spread on toast, made into a creamy pasta sauce, mashed into dips, used as toppings, smushed into ice cream — the possibilities are endless when it comes to this nutrient-packed fruit. July 31 is National Avocado Day, a day to celebrate the avocado in all its forms, but especially as guacamole.
We asked CityBeat readers where to find the city's best guacamole for our 2018 Best Of Cincinnati issue. They voted for their favorites and came up with these top spots to dip a chip.
- Bakersfield | Part bar, part taco joint, all classy. Bakersfield specializes in gourmet tacos (pollo rojo, pastor, huitlacoche, ect.), dips, quality tequilas and whiskys and hand-crafted margaritas made the old fashion way, not from a pre-made mix. 1213 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, bakersfieldtacos.com.
- Chipotle | The fast-casual Mexican mega chain is a delicious option for on-the-go eaters, people who like building their own bowls or burritos or general Mexican food lovers. On National Avocado Day, they are giving away free guacamole for online/mobile app orders with offer code: avocado. The giveaway includes free guac on your entree or a free side of guac or a free order of chips and guac with any bowl, burrito, salad or tacos. Multiple Cincinnati locations, chipotle.com.
- Mazunte | A refreshing and authentic culinary surprise, considering the restaurant's location in a Madisonville strip mall. It brings the authentic flavors of Oaxaca to Cincy through enticing dishes like shredded pork tacos, memelitas, traditional pozole and awesome sangria. 5207 Madison Road, Madisonville, mazuntetacos.com.