It’s almost unconscionable that while Nachojawn headquarters is located only a few blocks away from the Philadelphia Magazine 2015 Nachos of the Year – until a few nights ago I had never been to Los Camaradas.
Los Camaradas replaced the questionably named steakhouse The Strip Joint, which SoWe before that, and Divan Turkish Kitchen back when Graduate Hospital was an “up and coming” neighborhood.
Hopefully the restaurant turnstile is over at this spot, and my early impressions were positive.
First, let me give a shout out to Nachojawn Jr. and the rest of the 2015-2016 Taney Demon Deacons.
Avenging their only loss on the season, the Deacons won a thriller 20-19 against the tenacious Wolfpack, coached by FON El Dentista Loco.
Nachojawn Jr led the way with eight 4th quarter points.
His reward was a medal and some carnitas tacos.
We were out with Los Entrenadores Campeones, so we doubled up on the nachos, getting both the short rib and chicken versions.
We had built up quite an appetite after the league finals and all-star game, and these nachos were the highlight of the night, along with the spicy margarita.
The chips were a bit below average – oily and a little too reminiscent of wonton skins for me. The stellar short rib and pickled onions more than made up for them though.
I could have done with a little more cheese and little less sour cream, but that’s personal preference.
4.14/5 pickled jalapeños – eat these celebrating another great Nachojawn Jr season
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