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Let's Guac and Roll on National Guacamole Day

"Guac costs extra" is the phrase that guacamole aficionados hear whispered in their ears during their worst nightmares. Thankfully, with National Guacamole Day on September 16, there are a handful of South Florida food spots where guac lovers can indulge in dishes without having to hear the scary phrase "guac costs extra."

To celebrate the creamy and delicious snack, appetizer, topper and more, check out an exclusive selection of dining destinations below to discover where any guacamole craving can be satisfied.

Chotto Matte

After traveling the world to research and learn from the best local chefs across the continents, Kurt Zdesar, owner of Chotto Matte, was determined to create a fine dining experience never seen before. To celebrate the very best of authentic and innovative Nikkei cuisine, as well as National Guacamole day, guests can order the vegan Purple, Green & White Tostada Chips ($9) with guacamole as well as the King Oyster Mushroom Tostadas ($14), with pulled mushroom, smoked aji panca chili, guacamole, lime and cilantro. The elaborate menu includes a wide selection of shareable plates for the entire table to enjoy, spanning choices for both meat lovers and plant-forward pallets.

1666 Lenox Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

Casa Sensei

Casa Sensei brilliantly blends traditional Latin American cuisine with Pan-Asian staples to create the best of both worlds. The Latino Bites section of the menu highlights Casa Sensei’s homemade guacamole for the perfect celebration. Enjoy the freshly fished Lobster Guacamole (MKT), with seared lobster tail skewers, house-made Casa guacamole and malanga chips, as well as the Cuban Tostones ($16), with shrimp, house-made Casa guacamole, tostones and creamy chimichurri sauce. These authentic comfort dishes are paired with an immersive dining experience in the restaurant’s elegant dining room, dog-friendly waterfront patio or via a scenic Riverfront Gondola Tour along the Himmarshee Canal.

1200 East Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar

Known as a favorite local hot spot in Midtown Miami, Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar is helping you jumpstart your National Guacamole Day. Their brunch menu includes the Avocado Toast ($13), with poached eggs, crispy bacon, grilled toast and Huancaina sauce. This classic brunch dish can be paired with deliciously crafted cocktails and homemade varieties of negronis, spritzes and tonics. Their new Happy Hour menu is available everyday, Monday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the restaurant’s elegant indoor bar and alfresco patio.

3201 Buena Vista Boulevard, Miami, FL 33127

Villa Azur

Celebrate National Guacamole Day the classy way at the chic French supper club Villa Azur. Its fresh ingredients are hand-picked from the south of France and are beautifully blended with local flavors and recipes. The Apple Crab Louis ($27), with mint citrus avocado mash, fresh crab salad, lemon emulsion apple batonnet and fennel salad will please even the most refined of palettes. Made with coconut citrus ginger sauce, hearts of palm, red onion, butternut squash, mint avocado mash and chili oil, the Heart of Palm Ceviche ($25) has avocado lovers drooling. Additional avocado bites include a Latin twist on Tuna Tartare with avocado salsa verde.

309 23rd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139

By ML Staff. Images are courtesy of each featured restaurant. Header via Unsplash.


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