Thanks to Dr. M for the link.
These are the Layered Three Bean Nachos at the Cambridge. We got them with chicken, which was a mistake. Pretty sure they just chopped up the marinated chicken that they put on their chicken sandwich. It’s got a marinade that doesn’t fit the dish. Bad form, Cambridge.
They look really good, and they were good heavy chips that stood up to the toppings without getting soggy. Those toppings included Three Bean Chili, Cheddar, Fontina, Sharp Provolone, Salsa Verde, Pico de Gallo, Citrus Crema, and Pickled Jalapeño. These were the best things we ate at the Cambridge, which wasn’t as good as I remembered, although there is still a solid tap list. I had an Anderson Valley gose on a nice Friday afternoon with the windows open.
4.05/5 pickled jalapeños – Go for the nachos, stay for a beer
Layered Three Bean Nachos – $12 +4 for the chicken
1508 South Street
After a serious round of mini golf, the Nachojawn family headed up to the roof of the Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods for a revisit. The official review should be up in a couple weeks.
These are really good. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s Nachojawn Jr.
And Little Miss Nachojawn
Like I said in my original review, there is no better place to eat nachos on a roof that I know of.
These are less nachos than they are a vehicle for the pulled pork that constitutes a majority of the topping. We closed out our week long trip to Arizona with a dinner at the Spotted Donkey and their Donkey Nachos.
Not your traditional presentation, you cant really even see the chips under there, and the ones that are there are whole tortillas. The double spoon technique worked well to scoop up the pulled pork, serrano chile roasted tomatoes, tomatillos, cheeses queso fresco, black beans, and mexican créma.
Not your everyday nacho, but the pork was tender and everything worked well together. Eating them with a couple Herradura margaritas was a great end to the trip, and closes this chapter of Arizona nacho reviews.
4.35/5 pickled jalapenos – eat these for a different take on nachos and aren’t in the mood for a chip-heavy version
Donkey Nachos – $12
34631 N Tom Darlington Dr.
Yep, that about sums it up.
More Arizona nachos – these are the chicken nachos from Modern Margarita.
These are some really good nachos. House made chips, queso, pico de gallo, chicken and crema on a big plate. These got absolutely housed by our crew. The cheese sauce was stellar, great topping distribution, and the chips didn’t get soggy.
Washed down with a habanero margarita, these were winners.
4.7/5 pickled jalapenos – eat these at happy hour when you work in a Scottsdale office park.
Chicken Nachos – $10
5410 E. High Street
North Phoenix, AZ
I’ve never had the nachos here, but that’s only because the tamales are so good.
Nachojawn Jr and I stopped in for a little brunch after his art class on a Saturday morning. We ordered a verde and a mole tamale, with a couple of sidrals (apple cider soda).
At $2.50 each, there’s not a better bang for your buck in the city. Both of these have chicken filing, but there’s a Rojo with pork that’s great, as well as a rajas and maybe another. But I don’t mess with what’s not broken.
Nachojawn Jr. gives these a full 5/5 pickled jalapeños.
Tamales – $2.50
1145 S. 9th Street
Five bucks. That’s all these nachos are at Distrito during lunch.
The Nachos Ignacio are vegetarian,and have those tiny radishes that let you know that these are fancy nachos. Broiled in the cast iron pan, these nachos were maybe 15 seconds overdone, but I didn’t hate the char on those chips you see on the edge. Big thumbs up for the dish and the value.
This was a lunch after which I didn’t head back to work, so I had a couple Grande Diablo’s with my lunch. I’m a sucker for spicy cocktails. The Grande Diablo is chile infused tequila, maraschino liqueur and grapefruit. Good stuff.
4.34/5 pickled jalapenos – Eat these at a lunch then take a nap
Nachos Ignacio – $5 at lunch (Bigger version is $10 at dinner)
3945 Chestnut Street
Pretty psyched to get a shout out from Cleveland’s preeminent stylist/lifestyle blogger/event planner
But the real question for Clevelanders is who has eaten at one of these places? Can the Midwest make a real nacho?