3 Places to Celebrate Guacamole Day


While Cinco de Mayo is long since over, there’s another upcoming holiday that provides you a perfect excuse to indulge in Mexican cuisine and cocktails!

Guacamole Day on Sept. 16 celebrates all things avocado. While it may not be an official holiday, it’s a great reason to get out and about around your Edgewater apartment, as the area is home to lots of authentic Mexican eateries where guacamole is a staple. Whether you sample a bit from each on a restaurant crawl or hunker down at one spot for a night of tasting and tequila, don’t let this occasion pass without honoring it!

Here are some of the best spots near your Edgewater apartment for guac:


Hot Tamales: If you work in Center City and are looking a quick lunch on the go, Hot Tamales, six blocks from your Edgewater apartment, is a perfect choice. The fast-casual restaurant keeps it simple, with tacos, burritos and quesadillas—and of course a side of guac—but for an area overflowing with lunch spots, Hot Tamales definitely stands out.


El Rey: If you’re thinking of going out for happy hour to celebrate Guacamole Day, El Rey is the place to be. Located six blocks from your Edgewater apartment, El Rey serves up authentic Mexican—so its guac isn’t going to be your run-of-the-mill dish. Happy hour is festive at El Rey, which, from 5-6:30 p.m., features $1 tacos and an array of $2 and $3 small plates, as well as drink specials, including $4 margaritas.


Mission Tacqueria: This second-floor hot spot, one mile from your Edgewater apartment, is always a lively scene. Its guac—masterfully made with avocado, onion, jalapeno and cilantro—is hearty and generous enough to stand alone as a dish. Or if you’re really hungry, add on a few of its unique tacos, which feature everything from mahi mahi to mushrooms.
Hot Tamales

1805 John F Kennedy Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA 19103



El Rey

2013 Chestnut St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103



Mission Tacqueria

1516 Sansom St.

Philadelphia, PA 19102