Split open those fresh avocados.
It’s National Spicy Guacamole Day! According to whom, exactly? Who cares?
If you tell us that November 14 is National Spicy Guacamole Day, we’ll happily take your word for it. Pair it with a few cold margaritas or cervezas, and you have yourself a mini fiesta in mid-November. It’s just the kind of little break we need from the stress of the coming holidays.
And if you don’t have the tools, the time or the limes, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up a list of NEPA’s hottest Mexican restaurants. From Bloomsburg to Milford and everywhere in between, here are the best hotspots to celebrate National Spicy Guacamole Day.
NEPA Mexican Restaurants:
Tequila Mexican Bar & Grill
Head to Scranton for a truly authentic, urban Mexican meal. This downtown favorite dishes out delectable tacos, quesadillas and fajitas. Their famous knife and fork burritos come doused in an original house red sauce and the guacamole is always fresh.
Less than five minutes from I-80 in Bloomsburg, this popular lunch and dinner BYOB cantina serves up traditional Mexican fare. Choose from burritos and camarones to tamales and tacos. You won’t leave hungry. They guarantee it.
La Casita De Familia
Everyone’s family at this Shenandoah Tex-Mex spot. Gather around the table for some of the freshest, authentic tacos, enchiladas and salsa in the region. They also have a pool table and plenty of TVs for catching a game.
You’ll feel right at home at this adorable Milford restaurant. Using his mom’s authentic Mexican recipes, the chef dishes out traditional takes on enchiladas, tacos, salsa and guacamole to name a few. Find a table in the homey interior or grab a bench on the patio.
El Rey Azteca
Feast like an Aztec King at this popular Mexican spot in Wilkes-Barre. The entire menu is derived from recipes passed from one generation to the next. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but you absolutely have to start with the tableside guacamole.
South of the border comes to the Southside. This Scranton restaurant offers up traditional Mexican and classic American fare. You probably shouldn’t pass up the incredibly authentic huaraches and sopes though.
Fiesta on Main
This authentic Mexican BYOB on Honesdale’s Main Street features classics like sopa Azteca, carnitas and molletes. Enjoy your meal inside the charming dining room or take it out on the festive patio. Just make sure you don’t leave without trying the fried ice cream and the soft, warm sopapillas.
This small, neighborhood restaurant reigns as one of Wilkes-Barre’s most popular Mexican cantinas. Known equally for their amazing margaritas as they are for their delicious, authentic menu, you’ll spend half of your time here planning your next trip.
CK's Cantina & Grill
Get your fill of street tacos, overstuffed burritos and even Mexican Spaghetti (yeah, you just read that). This Dallas hotspot dishes out your traditional cantina fare alongside some classic American favorites with a Mexican twist.
Another contender from Wilkes-Barre’s growing Mexican restaurant scene, this seemingly small taco spot on Public Square will surprise you with their extensive menu. There’s no shortage of great flavor here, but you really need to try the tacos al pastor.
Zack's Taco Shack
This is certainly not your typical taco shack. With an ever changing menu, this Tannersville favorite stays ahead of the taco game by offering big flavor and not-so-typical taco combinations, like corned beef and hash or fried avocados.