Guacamole (as it is done at “Santiago’s” in Bisbee)

View at Bisbee

On our trip through the American Southwest, my family and I visited the lovely small town Bisbee, in Arizonas far south, almost on the border with Mexico. Bisbee was founded in 1880 as a silver and copper mining town and was formerly known as “the Queen of copper deposits”.

“Old Bisbee”, as it is known today

Today it is a place with a thriving art, music, and gastronomy scene, set in a remarkably well-preserved historic architecture.

We opted for a dinner in Bisbee’s best-known Mexican restaurant “Santiago’s”. As a small appetizer we were served tortilla chips with guacamole. At “Santiago’s” the guacamole is made fresh at the table and here is how it’s done:



  • 1 ripe Avocado
  • 2 tbsp finely diced onions
  • 2 tbsp finely diced tomatoes
  • 1-2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • juice of one lime
  • sea salt


  1. Peel and core the avocado. Put it in a bowl and mash with a fork.
  2. Add onion, tomatoes cilantro and lime juice. Mix the ingredients well.
  3. Season with sea salt.
  4. Either serve with tortilla chips or serve as a side dish to meat.
The traditional basic ingredients for a guacamole are avocados, lime juice, cilantro and salt. Onions, tomatoes or garlic are optional.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Pat Bembry says:

    This looks easy to make and delicious to eat. The photography is beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Mein Brot und Butter says:

      Thank you Pat. It is very easy to make. At first I was surprised, that the recipe didn’t include garlic, but that actually makes the guacamole taste fresh and fruity.


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