When you’re eating guacamole, you’re eating history that dates back to the 1500s. The Aztec empire created this spread with the same exact ingredients that local restaurants use today.
According to Wikipedia, Guacamole (Spanish: [wakaˈmole]; or [ɡwakaˈmole] sometimes informally referred to as “guac” in North America is an avocado-based dip, spread, or salad. In addition to its use in modern Mexican cuisine, it has become part of international and American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient.
Guacamole has always been a table pleaser, for all to enjoy. The Aztecs believed it to be a natural aphrodisiac and with more natural monosaturated fat and protein than other fruits available, it was vital to their diet. Avocados have about 20 vitamins and minerals and been found to help manage heart problems and cholesterol for some people. What a great fruit to eat, even by itself or with other meals.
In celebration of National Avocado Day which is Nov 14th, Tortilla Jo’s at Downtown Disney Anaheim, is highlighting their freshly made bottomless table-side guacamole. For those who haven’t tried the fresh made dip, you’re missing out. They make it right there in front of you, you see all the fresh ingredients they they use as well as you get to choose the spice level. During out recent media dinner this past week, our group decided on a medium spice which was perfect when paired with warm tortilla chips. Check out the video below of the guacamole making experience. (Ingredients: Haas avocados, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, chile serranos, lime juice)
Some highlights of the dinner that was served included some traditional Mexican dishes as well as new twist on our dessert.
On your next visit to Downtown Disney Anaheim, make sure to stop by Tortilla Jo’s for some great food, great service and don’t forget to try the freshly made bottomless table-side guacamole. Also, a tip, make sure to make reservations. On a busy night you might be waiting up to two hours for a table.