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 1500 Locust 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 1500 Locust apartment for guac:


Tio Flores: This South Street favorite, four blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment, features three variations of guacamole: house, chorizo and pomegranate. Try one or all three! The eatery also has a wide array of tacos and small plates, all with house-made authentically Mexican recipes and ingredients. Tio Flores also has an expansive bar, complete with more than 70 kinds of beer.


Lolita: At Lolita, four blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment, diners can go traditional with the plain guacamole or spice it up and try the spring pea or mango styles. The award-winning menu features everything from Mexican street-style corn to carne asada. And with lunch, dinner and late-night menus, you can get your guac fix at any time of day.


El Vez: One of Center City’s most popular Mexican restaurants, four blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment, El Vez is the place to go if you want some variation in your guacamole choices. The restaurant serves the dish in six different styles, using unique ingredients such as tomato, crab, garlic, pistachios, mangos and goat cheese. No matter what your taste in guac, El Vez will have you covered.


Tio Flores

1600 South St.

Philadelphia, PA 19146




106 S. 13th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19107



El Vez

121 S. 13th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19107