Are you ready to take your guacamole game to the next level? At Old Town Mexican Cafe in Key West, we believe that no meal is complete without a bowl of perfectly crafted guacamole to tantalize your taste buds. Today, we’re sharing our insider tips and tricks for creating the ultimate guacamole experience right in your own kitchen. Get ready to impress your amigos with these three foolproof methods for making the perfect guacamole:

1. Classic Guacamole:


  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: diced tomato, jalapeño, or serrano pepper for added flavor and heat


  1. Start by halving and pitting the avocados, then scoop the flesh into a mixing bowl.
  2. Mash the avocado with a fork or potato masher until you reach your desired consistency.
  3. Add the lime juice, diced red onion, chopped cilantro, minced garlic, and any optional ingredients to the bowl.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then gently fold all the ingredients together until well combined.
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed, then serve immediately with your favorite tortilla chips or as a topping for tacos, burritos, or salads.

2. Chunky Guacamole:

Ingredients: (Follow the same ingredients as above)


  1. Prepare the avocados as described in the classic guacamole recipe.
  2. Instead of fully mashing the avocado, leave it slightly chunky for a more textured guacamole experience.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and gently fold them together, being careful not to overmix.
  4. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed, then serve immediately for maximum freshness and flavor.

3. Customizable Guacamole:

Ingredients: (Follow the same ingredients as above, plus additional toppings of your choice)


  1. Start with a base of either classic or chunky guacamole as described above.
  2. Get creative with your toppings! Add diced tomato, jalapeño, serrano pepper, mango, pineapple, or even crumbled queso fresco for a unique twist on the classic recipe.
  3. Mix and match your favorite ingredients until you find the perfect combination of flavors and textures.
  4. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed, then serve your customizable guacamole creation with an assortment of tortilla chips and fresh veggies for dipping.

Whether you prefer your guacamole classic, chunky, or fully customized, these three methods are sure to impress even the most discerning palates. So gather your ingredients, channel your inner chef, and get ready to elevate your guacamole game to new heights. ¡Buen provecho!

For more mouthwatering Mexican recipes and culinary inspiration, be sure to visit us at Old Town Mexican Cafe in Key West. Hasta luego, amigos! 🥑🌮