Orlando, Fla. — Today is National Guacamole Day.
Originating from Indigenous groups in Mexico, guacamole has become popular in America as a dip for chips and salad ingredient.
The best way to celebrate the holiday this year is by ordering some fresh guacamole from traditional, local Mexican restaurants and vendors, or even make it yourself.
But let’s be honest. You want free fresh guac—and here’s where you can get it.
Starting today, through Friday, Sept. 18, fans can redeem a free snack-size portion of guacamole with any purchase via the Del Taco app at their drive-thru.
“Our fresh guacamole has become a fan favorite on our tacos, burritos and even our hamburgers and crinkle cut fries so much that we’ve served up over 175,000 pounds of the crave-worthy guac since launching it in June of this year,” says Tim Hackbardt, Del Taco’s Chief Marketing Officer.
“Get to Del Taco! They’ve got the free sha voca do!” -one of 2017′s most famous Vines.
Uncle Julio’s Mexican From Scratch
Okay, so this one’s not free, but Uncle Julio’s is offering *very* reduced price guacamole at all of its nationwide locations.
Whether you dine in or take-out, you can order prepared-to-order guacamole served in a hand-carved stone Molcajete with warm, fresh tortilla chips for $5.
Normally, it’s $14.
If you sign on to the restaurant’s Especial Loyalty Program you can get guac for FREE or on a future visit.
By the way, Uncle Julio’s is also serving a Gold, Frozen 'Rita, or Swirl Margarita for dine-in guests for only $5 on Sept. 16 only.
How to Make Your Own Guac
It’s simple, cheap and fresh: here’s how to make guacamole.
- 3 avocados, ripe
- 1/2 small onion, finely diced
- 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
- 3 tbsp, fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and finely diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 fresh lime, juiced
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
Slice the avocados in half, remove the pit and skin with a spoon before placing in a mixing bowl.
Mash the avocado with a fork and make it as chunky or smooth as you’d like.
Add the remaining ingredients and stir together.