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'Guac'-Themed Restaurant Opens on National Guacamole Day

By Allegra Hobbs | September 12, 2016 6:20pm
 Guac offers 11 varieties of its signature dish, guacamole.
Guac offers 11 varieties of its signature dish, guacamole.
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EAST VILLAGE — A Mexican eatery with a menu revolving around guacamole will celebrate its grand opening on Sept. 16 — just in time for both Mexico’s Independence Day and National Guacamole Day. 

Guac Tacos + Tequila officially launches at 179 Avenue B on Friday, a month after a quiet soft opening, with a menu that offers 11 varieties of guacamole incorporating bacon, olives and mango.

“They’re all fun — guacamole is fun,” said proprietor Vincent Sgarlato, who has run Italian joint Eleven B just across the street for roughly a decade. “That’s the beautiful thing about guac — it's fun. It’s not a hard dish. It’s fun, and everybody generally eats it.”

Among the quirkier twists on the favorite dip are the Fried Golden Bacon with chopped bacon, tomato and Serrano chile, and the Exotic Mango with mango, cilantro, onions and lime juice. The impressive roster of guac offerings is served alongside a variety of staples such as tacos, burritos, and fajitas. 

True to its name, the eatery also offers 10 types of tequila, which are blended into a variety of margaritas both frozen and on-the-rocks, plus specialty cocktails such as The Avenue B, featuring Casamigos Reposado Tequila, fresh lime, and pineapple juice.

The location until March of last year had been home to Mercadito, a Mexican chain that had operated two Avenue B locations — both of which have now shuttered, EV Grieve reported at the time.

Guac will be open for dinner seven days a week, 4 p.m. to 12 p.m., while the bar will stay open until 1 a.m. Monday through Sunday. 

To check out the full menu, click here.