Centro Cocina Mexican
2730 J St.
Hours: Mon to Tue — 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wed to Thur — 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri — 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sat — 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sun 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Located on the prime corner of 28th and J Streets in Midtown, Centro is a perfect spot to stop after work for some guacamole and specialty margaritas. Available in the bar area as well as the restaurant itself, Centro’s homemade thick guacamole is made with fresh avocados, white onion, Serrano chile, tomato and sprinkled with white cotija cheese — this can really hit the spot after a rough day at the office.
Centro Cocina also offers one of the biggest selections of tequilas in Sacramento (over 150) and has multiple specials throughout the week. On Friday and Saturday nights from 11 p.m. until 2 a.m., you can take advantage of 1/2 off all tequila and on the second Thursday of every month, there is a tequila social. Try the infused tequilas (straight) with an order of guacamole.
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Burgers and Brew
1409 R St.
(916) 442- 0900
Hours: Mon to Wed, Sun — 11 a.m to 12 a.m., Thu to Sat — 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Guacamole on a burger is a heavenly delight that needs to be experienced firsthand. One of the prime spots in Sacramento for a guacamole burger fix is Burgers and Brew. Its Spicy Guacamole Cheeseburger is one of the most talked about in town. It’s made with 1/2 pound Niman Ranch beef topped with homemade spicy guacamole, jalapeno mayo and pepper jack cheese on a sesame bun. One of the best things about the guacamole burger is that you can even get it outside of Sacramento — Burgers and Brew also has restaurants in both Davis and Chico.
Not looking for a mouth-burning burger? Burgers and Brew has an avocado and jack cheese burger, or you can add guacamole to any of the other specialty burgers for $1.50 more.
Adanberto’s Mexican Food
706 East Bidwell
Hours: Sun to Thu — 6 a.m. to 3 a.m., Fri and Sat — 6 a.m. to 4 a.m.
If you are out in the Folsom area, don’t despair, as Adanberto’s Mexican Food can satiate your craving for guacamole — especially late at night. Known for having some of the best, cheap eats in the city, Adanberto’s is the place to swing by when you want Mexican food after the other restaurants have closed. Recommendations from local fans include carne asada fries, nachos and rolled tacos.
7810 La Riviera Drive
Hours: Mon to Fri — 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sat to Sun — 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Looking for the guacamole fairy to show up to your door? It might surprise you to know there is Mexican food delivery available in Sacramento. Gordito Burrito will be happy to oblige and deliver guacamole direct to your doorstep. At Gordito Burrito, the burritos reign supreme, some including guacamole. Try a Chile Colorado Chimichanga with crispy flour tortilla, filled with chile colorado, topped with guacamole, sour cream and salsa cruda, served with rice and beans. Gordito Burrito’s fresh guacamole is recognized by a number of Sacramento locals, and you can enjoy the luxury of having it delivered right to your doorstep.
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1801 Capitol Ave.
Hours: Mon to Wed — 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Thu — 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fri to Sat — 11 a.m. to Midnight; Sun — 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Zocalo is another fine stop in Sacramento to get your guacamole fix. Its guacamole features fresh avocado, tomato, jalapeno peppers, cilantro and lime and is topped with queso fresco. Stop by during dinner to sample some of the other amazing appetizers or small plates. Recommendations include Queso Fundido with sauteed house made chorizo, steak or chicken, onions, mushrooms and queso Menonita, all baked casserole style, and Ceviche de Guaymas, made with fish or shrimp, lime and pico de gallo with avocado. Be sure to save room for an entree though, as Zocalo’s signature green rice and black beans and homemade tortillas are a must-try.
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Erin De Santiago is a freelance writer and photographer currently based in Taiwan. To date, she has traveled to over 40 countries on four continents in search of the best food and wine around the globe. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.