Tequila’s

One of my favorite happy hours in Philadelphia is at Tequila’s. Mostly because it begins at 2 p.m. and serves up great margaritas. Also on the menu are these nachos, which FON’s Los Entrenadores Campeones joined the Nachojawns in enjoying one summer Wednesday:

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Hot take: Don’t put sliced tomatoes on your nachos. No point in it.

Tequila’s was slammed – it was Center City Sips, but we were able to get a table and ordered everything off the happy hour menu – beef empanadas, chicken taquitos, guacamole, and these nachos.

Mrs. Nachojawn was especially impressed with the cheese – perfectly melted and it didn’t congeal at all. The beef was tender and the refried beans tasty and well-distributed. These are some good nachos – those tomatoes and raw onion slices just don’t work.

Nachos Obligadorios – $6 at happy hour!

4.22/5 pickled jalapenos – eat these when you get to kick off from work early with a minimum of 3 margaritas.

Tequila’s Restaurant
1602 Locust Street

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Bonus Taco Bell – Grilled Stuft Nacho

in conjunction with the Nachos Supreme, I had to try one of Taco Bell’s newest menu additions, the Grilled Stuft Nacho. I ordered it with the grilled chicken.

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If you think it’s basically a quesadilla folded a little differently, and with some crushed up chips inside, you’re right!

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And it’s also not bad. Viva Taco Bell! I remember when our friend used to work at Taco Bell in high school and would hook us up with copious amounts of hard shell delight. And the moment when the chalupa came out in college is seared in my memory banks. Taco Bell has always been there for me. Thank you Taco Bell.

Taco Bell

I’m guessing that these are America’s most-consumed nachos.

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Taco Bell’s Nachos Supreme. Just look at the yellow-orange cheese (Nonfat milk, cheese whey, water, vegetable oil (canola and soybean oil), food starch, maltodextrin, natural flavors, sea salt, contains 1% or less of jalapeno puree, vinegar, lactic acid, potassium citrate, potassium phosphate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, citric acid, cellulose gum, annatto (VC), yellow 6 (C)”, ground beef (Beef, water, seasoning [cellulose, chili pepper, onion powder, salt, oats (contains wheat), maltodextrin, soy lecithin, tomato powder, sugar, soybean oil, spices, garlic powder, citric acid, caramel color (C), disodium inosinate & guanylate, cocoa powder, natural and artificial flavors (contains gluten), trehalose, modified corn starch, lactic acid, torula yeast], salt, phosphates), sour cream (Milk, cream, modified corn starch, contains less than 1% of modified tapicoa starch, maltodextrin, gelatin, lactic acid, sodium phosphate, citric acid, potassium sorbate (P), natural and artificial flavor, mono and diglycerides, locust bean gum, carrageenan, vitamin A) and tomatoes (Fresh tomatoes!)

And guess what? All that shit tastes pretty good!

i topped it off with some Fire Sauce (Tomato puree (tomato paste, water), jalapeno peppers, vinegar, modified food starch, chili powder, minced onion, onion juice, spices, natural flavors (contains wheat and soy), xanthan gum, salt, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate (P), garlic powder, paprika (VC) and ate the hell out of them.

Taco Bell Nachos Supreme – $3.49

3.93/5 pickled jalapenos – It’s Taco Bell. Embrace it.

Taco Bell
1037 Chestnut Street (or anywhere you see the bell and want to make a run for the border.

Chickie’s and Pete’s

The Nachojawn family fueled up before a Phillies game at the Chickie’s and Pete’s on Packer Ave. We went for the Buffalo Chicken Nachos, mostly because they were highlighted on the menu as a house specialty. Must be a recipe from the old country.

C7E80271-63C6-4A7F-8E42-EB7EADF157ECI’m going to turn the review over to Mrs. Nachojawn for a minute here:

I thought they were a decent variation on nachos. The chicken was buffalo chicken steak, with some ranch dressing, bleu cheese and celery. I could have maybe gone with a little less ranch and some cheese on top, but these were a solid pregame bite.

Buffalo Chicken Nachos – $10.95

3.85/5 pickled jalapenos – Eat these with some crab fries and hope that your waitress is getting all her tips

Bonus shot of Little Miss Nachojawn with the obligatory crab fries.

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Chickie’s and Petes
1526 Packer Avenue

Khyber Pass Pub

Nachojawn Jr. and I played tourists one Saturday morning, heading down to Old City to walk around. After a little bit of history we stopped in to the Khyber for an early brunch.

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These are the nachos with barbecue pulled pork, jack cheese, sour cream and a lot of green onion. They advertise a green tomato salsa, but I didn’t notice it. I paired it with a Bell’s Oarsman, because I can. Nachojawn Jr. is eating a burger across from me.

I liked them, but maybe it was the missing salsa or something else that was just a little lacking. Some pico de gallo, or any salsa really. It made them a little one-dimensional. Still, the Khyber is a pretty great bar that always has a good beer list.

3.95/5 pickled jalapenos – Eat these after learning something new about our founding fathers

Small BBQ pulled pork nachos – $10

Khyber Pass Pub
56 S. 2nd St.
(215) 238-5888