Reader: Ay Caramba! needs to invest in some spices for the guac

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A torteria in Cherry Creek? That was the idea Alex Gurevich had when he opened Ay Caramba!, a full-service spot that focuses on the Mexican sandwiches.

But while the neighborhood could certainly use more casual places, Ay Caramba! could also use some spice -- according to both Gretchen Kurtz, who reviewed the place last week, and this reader:

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- Review: Ay Caramba! These Mexican sandwiches could use some torta reform.
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Says cngrsprk:

Your review is spot-on. Boring, lacking flavor and not creative. Your description of the "guacamole" was great... when we visited during their first week open I figured we made a mistake by ordering it without going whole-hog. Apparently they still hadn't invested in garlic, salt, limes or jalapeno by the time you visited!

Who makes the best guacamole in Denver?



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Ay Caramba!

2817 E. 3rd Ave., Denver, CO

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cngrsprk
cngrsprk

It ... WAS ... El Diablo. Theirs was dynamite and the varying degrees of spicy was a nice option- we liked it hot!Close behind: Lola (table side and you can control the spice- kick it up!) and Pinche (authentic, flavorful, and obviously made by hand). Now we're on the guac hunt. Looking forward to others' suggestions. :)

cngrsprk
cngrsprk

It ... WAS ... El Diablo. Theirs was dynamite and the varying degrees of spicy was a nice option- we liked it hot!

Close behind: Lola (table side and you can control the spice- kick it up!) and Pinche (authentic, flavorful, and obviously made by hand).

Now we're on the guac hunt. Looking forward to others' suggestions. :)

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve topcommenter

The guacamole at Tamayo was pretty good about ten years ago.  I don't know if it still is.

Denver Dave
Denver Dave topcommenter

I am pretty much always disappointed when I order guacamole out because it so easy to make great guac at home BUT I have to say that the guac I had recently at Adelita's was amazingly good and a big portion of all guac not just three tablespoonfuls on a bunch of shredded lettuce.

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