Los Jimenez – Special Gold Cup Report

Nachojawn and frequent dining companions El Dentista Loco and El Softbal Rey had tickets to the Gold Cup final Sunday night. Although the US team let us down, we were still fired up to see El Tri take on the Reggae Boyz at the Linc.

Before the game we headed over to Los Jimenez Mexican Cocin, a new joint opened by Justino Jimenez, who was formerly in the kitchens of Amis and Vetri.

  We ordered quite a bit of food, the early reviews on the al pastor tacos were great.

  

We thought the chicken tinga quesadilla was even better. But you’re here to hear about the nachos.

  

These spicy white bean nachos are pretty unique, very light on the cheese and infused with chiles de arbol. Confirmed Nachojawn reader Craig LaBan notes the Italian influence on this dish. They were excellent.

4.65/5 pickled jalapeños – eat these before a trip to the stadium.

Nachos Vegetarianos – $7 

Los Jimenez Mexican Cocin 

6th and Oregon 

How did the Mexicans feel about the food there? See the below video for an idea.

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Nachojawn Jr. Crushes KidzTri3

You have to burn off those nachos somehow. This morning Nachojawn Jr. banged out a triathlon at Lake Nockmixon.

  
Love that kid!

Cantina Los Cabillitos

Honestly, this was the beginning of a long night back a few months ago and I kind of forgot that I had these pictures. Apologies for the quality.

  
Loyal readers of Nachojawn will remember that I was less than impressed with the nachos at Dos Segundos, the Cantina’s sister bar in Northern Liberties. These were way better.

They had all your standard toppings and it looks like we added steak to these, bumping them up to a hefty $16 price point. I’ve got a blurry picture of some $14 chicken nachos but they pretty much look the same.

We ended up, after a couple of other stops, at Stogie Joes.

  
East Passyunk is pretty cool.

4.0/5 pickled jalapeños – eat these at the beginning or end of the night.
Steak Nachos – $16

Cantina Los Caballitos 

1651 E. Passyunk Ave

As Promised – Whole Foods South Street – UPDATED

Loyal readers will remember the teaser photo of the nacho bar in the South Street Whole Foods. One Sunday night, while in the market picking up some food for a cookout, I couldn’t resist picking up some nachos too.  

$4.99 for shredded beef nachos! Amazing deal. The cook griddled up the beef with the shredded cheese with a pretty sweet technique.

These were really good. They lacked layers, but transported pretty well and might be your best bang for the buck that Nachojawn has had so far.

4.33/5 pickled jalapeños – bring these to a friend’s bbq if you want to be a hero

Classic Nachos- $4.99

Whole Foods
929 South Street

UPDATE – See the blog post from earlier this week. This nacho bar no longer exists, which is a goddamn shame.

Guest Review – Bainbridge Street Barrel House

Nachojawn is happy to give a platform to anyone who appreciates nachos. With that said, here is the debut review from Señor Nacho y El Jefe de Nachos:

After a long day of moving, food was a must. Luckily for us, our new neighborhood has better food options and room for activities (and Nachojawn reviews)! Our first target was our closest beer serving neighbor, Bainbridge Street Barrel House. (Side note: go try the bacon beer—the best and worst beer of all time.) Because Little Miss Nachojawn wouldn’t let us live it down, we were obligated to get the Burachos Nachos with grilled chicken for much needed protein.

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The dish was perfectly portioned as a starter, not too heavy and left plenty of room for the rest of our meals. However, there was too much sour cream (said no one before my co-author) and not enough melted cheddar cheese. In fact, we didn’t even realize that there was any melted cheddar cheese until we got through some of the sour cream and could see it sitting at the bottom of the plate.

Drum roll … good ‘welcome to the neighborhood’ nachos, but the Barrel House will be reserved for my beer and quizzo.

3.55/5 pickled jalapeños

Señor Nacho y El Jefe de Nachos

Bainbridge Street Barrel House
625–27 S. 6th Street

Open Invitation

Nachojawn is always lurking on Craig LaBan’s chats in case the subject of nachos or tacos arises.Laban1

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Craig, consider this an open invitation to eat some nachos, tacos, and drink margaritas with Nachojawn. The invitation goes to all of Nachojawn’s loyal readers. Let’s eat!