As September 16th approaches, guacamole enthusiasts around the nation are gearing up to celebrate one of the most beloved and creamy snacks—the humble guacamole. National Guacamole Day is the perfect excuse to savor this delectable dish, and South Florida is ready to ensure your guacamole cravings are more than satisfied. Say goodbye to hearing the dreaded phrase, “Guac costs extra,” and join us in exploring some of the best dining destinations in Miami and Broward where guacamole takes center stage.
MATADOR ROOM at The Miami Beach EDITION
World-renowned Chef Jean-George Vongerichten has reinvented the classic guacamole served at the iconic MATADOR ROOM, perfect for National Guacamole Day. Inspired by Caribbean, Spanish, and Latin & South American cuisines, the signature restaurant located inside The Miami Beach EDITION offers Sweet Pea Guacamole, topped with a sprinkle of toasted sunflower seeds and served with a side of warm crunch tortillas chips, made to share with closest family and friends.
From the mind of award-winning Chef Jimmy Lebron, Hoja Taqueria, the Oaxacan-inspired eatery located inside Generator Miami, presents guests an elevated twist on a classic favorite. Envelop in the delightful flavors of Hoja Taqueria’s lovingly crafted Guacamole, featuring only the freshest ingredients and beautifully served with salsa morita & a side of warm corn tortilla chips- this dish satisfies every craving. Inspired by the exceptional flavors and laid-back spirit of the Oaxacan coastline, Hoja Taqueria presents guests and locals an authentic Oaxacan experience right in the heart of Miami Beach.
Pink Taco, Miami
Celebrate this National Guacamole Day in true rocker-chic style at Pink Taco, the iconic punk-fueled Mexican restaurant serving up tacos with an attitude since ‘99. In spirit of the holiday, indulge in Pink Taco’s fan-favorite Guacamole, prepared fresh with avocados, onion, tomato, lime, cilantro, and jalapenos for a hint of zest. For the perfect sidekick, sip on an array of tequila-infused house made margaritas or enjoy a variety of indulgent frozen margarita flavors including lime, mango con chile, and strawberry. Located in the heart of Miami Beach, where the local energy matches the restaurant’s high-spirited vibe, Pink Taco combines bold tastes with a lively atmosphere, making it the perfect place to treat your tastebuds this National Guacamole Day.
Serena Rooftop at Moxy Miami South Beach
Serena’s open-air rooftop paired with Miami’s tropical climate sets the perfect backdrop for celebrating National Guacamole Day. Serena at Moxy Miami South Beach channels the enchanting, alfresco patio dining of Oaxaca and Mexico City creating a laid-back yet sophisticated vibe in the heart of South Beach. Featuring a traditional guacamole recipe, this dish is paired with house-made salsas and a side of crispy corn tortilla chips that guests can enjoy with Serena’s Margarita Pitcher for a good time. Situated in a vibrant, lushly-planted terrace take in Serena’s laid back yet sophisticated vibe this National Guacamole Day.
Lido Bayside Grill at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
Satisfy your cravings and celebrate National Guacamole Day at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach’s waterfront paradise Lido Bayside Grill. Made with locally sourced ingredients and seasonal produce, indulge in the Lido Guacamole that is expertly prepared with hand-smashed avocado and succulent tomatoes and side of fresh tortilla chips. For the perfect pairing indulge in crisp cocktails such as the Viva el Verano: blanco tequila, watermelon, lime, agave, mexican chilies or the Sunshine Juice: tequila, fresh pressed, citrus, grapefruit soda, all while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere and breathtaking bayside views.
Celebrate National Guacamole Day among a tropical oasis of lush greenery and bohemian brio at Gitano and experience an air of Tulum without ever leaving Miami Beach. Located on the ground floor and rooftop levels of Casa Faena, Gitano offers signature refreshing cocktails, and authentic Mexican-inspired cuisine with a modern twist. Indulge in Gitano’s signature guacamole, a picturesque plate featuring fresh crudite and vegan totopos, for a revitalizing avocado fix. Let the authentic flavors, mystical Mexican vibes and Gypsy disco sounds of Gitano transport you to a magical night in Tulum.
Oh! Mexico, nestled in Miami Beach’s iconic Lincoln Road, is renowned for its mouthwatering tacos and handmade salsas. However, their Oh! Mexico Signature Guacamole ($15) also steals the show. Made with fresh Hass avocados, tomatoes, charred corn, serrano peppers, red onions, cilantro, and roasted pumpkin seeds, it’s the perfect companion for a cold Mexican or local beer. – 1440 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Havana 1957, another gem on Lincoln Road, serves up traditional Cuban fare with a twist. On National Guacamole Day, don’t miss their Guacamole and Pork Masitas ($18), a fusion delight featuring delicious guacamole topped with crispy pork chunks, served alongside plantain chips.
Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar – Midtown
Midtown Miami’s Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar is the place to be for avocado lovers. Their brunch menu offers the New Avocado Toast ($18), a delightful combination of smashed avocados, red onions, soft-boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, and crispy quinoa on sourdough. Pair it with Negroni’s exquisite cocktails or homemade negronis, spritzes, and tonics.
Italica Midtown adds a modern twist to traditional Italian cuisine, especially during brunch and breakfast. Avocado enthusiasts can savor the Toast All’Avocado ($13), a crispy bite of toasted sourdough bread topped with smashed avocados and poached eggs. For a different experience, try the Croissant Sandwich ($12), featuring smashed avocado and scrambled eggs on a toasted croissant. Enjoy National Guacamole Day on the pet-friendly patio or in the vibrant dining room with views of the customized spritz bar.
Chotto Matte, born from a globe-trotting culinary journey, offers an extraordinary fine dining experience with authentic Nikkei cuisine. On this special day, indulge in the vegan King Oyster Mushroom Tostadas ($14), featuring pulled mushroom, smoked aji panca chili, guacamole, lime, and cilantro. The menu also boasts a wide range of shareable plates, both meat-centric and plant-forward, perfect for sharing with friends and family.
JOEY Aventura, the first Florida location of the renowned JOEY Restaurant Group, offers its famous Roasted Corn Guacamole ($16) in celebration of National Guacamole Day. This fan-favorite combines cilantro, fresh lime, cherry tomatoes, serranos, feta cheese, and corn, served with warm tortilla chips. Located in the vibrant heart of Miami’s Esplanade at Aventura, JOEY Aventura promises a modern dining experience with a sophisticated and relaxed ambiance.
Broward: Guacamole Heaven Awaits
Velvet Taco Fort Lauderdale – 305 S. Andrews Ave., Suite 115, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
For those in Fort Lauderdale, National Guacamole Day is extra special this year as Velvet Taco opens its first Florida location just in time for the festivities. Their menu boasts two guacamole options: the Classic Guac ($6.25) and the Elote Guac ($6.75). The Classic Guac features avocado, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, and red onion, while the Elote Guac adds roasted corn, queso listo, Valentina, citrus lime crema, queso fresco, and lime for a flavor explosion. Pair these guacamoles with Velvet Taco’s inventive tacos and refreshing drinks for the perfect celebration.
Casa Sensei – 1200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Casa Sensei seamlessly combines traditional Latin American cuisine with Pan-Asian flavors, offering a unique dining experience. Their Latino Bites menu showcases several guacamole options, including Lobster Guacamole (market price) with seared lobster tail skewers, Cuban Tostones ($16) with shrimp, and Bigeye Tuna Guacamole ($22). Each dish is a masterpiece of flavors, paired with the restaurant’s elegant dining room, dog-friendly waterfront patio, or scenic Riverfront Gondola Tour along the Himmarshee Canal.
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant @ Galleria Mall – The Galleria Mall, 2568 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants offer a unique dining experience, combining a restaurant, Napa-style tasting room, and artisanal retail market. On National Guacamole Day, indulge in the Drunken Shrimp ($19), featuring bacon-wrapped shrimp with tequila lime butter sauce and fresh guacamole. Pair it with one of their exquisite wines for a delightful celebration.
Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar – Weston – Weston Town Center, 1744 Main St., Weston, FL 33326
Negroni Weston, the Broward County sibling of the acclaimed Latin American restaurant brand, offers a twist on avocado toast. Their Nova Toast ($15) layers sourdough toast with cream cheese, smoked salmon, arugula, and avocado. You can also find the famous New Avocado Toast ($17) from the Midtown menu in Weston.
This National Guacamole Day, don’t miss the chance to savor the creamy goodness of guacamole in these exceptional South Florida dining destinations. Whether you’re in Miami or Broward, these restaurants promise a culinary celebration like no other. So, gather your friends and family, and let the guacamole festivities begin!