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National Guacamole Day, Tuesday, November 13th 2018

We will be celebrating National Guacamole Day by serving a free side of guacamole w/entree (one per table) all day at all locations.

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 restuarants use today. The Aztecs called this saucy spread "ahuaca-mulli" which translates to avocado-mixture or avocado-sauce. Pretty creative, eh? Of course, the secret didn't stay with the Aztecs for long.

The Spaniards encountered the Aztec people and their ahuaca-mulli while exploring the New World and knew it would be a hit back home. Unfortunately, avocados are not native to Europe so there was a problem when trying to recreate the dish for friends and family when they returned to Spain. Over the course of time, guacamole has stayed in North and South America, while back in Europe the Spanish tried to duplicate the tasty treat with substitutions for the avocado. Of course nothing could live up to the guacamole they had in their travels.

The word guacamole is derived from Nahuatl, a language from Central Mexico. Years ago "waka'mole" and "huaka'mole" were were a few different ways to pronounce gucamole. Our society and fast-paced culture has even gone so far as to shorten this word with the abbreviation "guac" written on menus and featured on signs at local restaurants.

Every morning, our skilled "Guacamoleigists" make fresh and satisfying guacamole goodness! Come join us and find out why El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant has been voted "Best Mexican Restaurant."

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