As Jane Austen once eloquently stated, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a woman in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a burrito.” Or something along those lines.
I know that living in California should give me some type of higher standard for burritos. But you know what? I love Chipotle—I don’t need a San Diego-style burrito, and I do not understand those rice-less things that cause the salsa to drip everywhere. I’m not above hybrids by any means, but french fries in your ‘rito? I mean come on, show some respect.
I digress—back to the good stuff. Chipotle and its Guacamole. Yes, I do believe it deserves a capital G; Chipotle Guacamole is a proper noun in my book.
Everyone, and I mean everyone, loves guacamole. What is not to love? Perfectly chilled, smashed avocado mixed with a little spice and lime, garnished with a hint of cilantro. I just had it and the thought of it is making me salivate once more. Whenever someone suggests chips and guac I nearly get offended, primarily because I assume it’s an assumed menu order to kick off any meal.
So here we have it, my Definitive List of the Best Guacamole in San Francisco, excluding Chipotle*:
1. Tacolicious– is this because I live in The Marina? Maybe, but go do yourself a favor and try it before judging.
2. Tropisueno– simple, spicy and delicious.
3. Rosa Mexicano– table side guacamole is on par with bottle service for me.
4. Garaje– It’s been over a year since I’ve been here, and I still think about it enough to list on my favorites.
5. Mamacita’s– It is important to note that I do not love this restaurant, but they put a candle in a personal serving of guac for you on your birthday. There is no better gift.
6. Tacko/Nick’s/TacoBar, etc- It’s good, it’s easy and always hits the spot
Happy feasting! Make yourself a marg and let me know your favorite spots!
*editor note: this was extremely difficult for me to omit