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Nov 6, 2007 10:44 AM

Best Nachos

We went on a search for nachos the other night and couldn't find anything truly satisfying...does anyone have recommendations for their fave spot??

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  1. not sure if the waterfront ale house in murray hill's is any good but the brooklyn branch's venison chili nachos is just sickly delicious.

    1. Benny's Burritos has good ingredients. I've been ordering from the Ave A location, and especially love the bean chili nachos.

      Someone mentioned here a while back that Phebe's on Bowery had good nachos.

      Tried Hop Devil (st mark's) - wasn't very good.

      1. Had the nachos at Old Towne recently, and the chili they put on it is awesome.

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          1. Surprisingly enough, the Nachos at Professor Thoms are pretty fantastic. They're enormous, served on a pizza tray, and come with homemade guacamole.

            Professor Thom's
            219 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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            1. re: keith

              I LOVE Professor Thom's, but honestly, the nachos are nothing special in my opinion. Also, I think there is a misconception about how large the serving is. They serve it on a gigantic, tall platter but there aren't any more nachos than there would be if they were piled onto a regular plate.

              If I remember correctly, the nachos at Brother Jimmy's were suprisingly good.

              1. re: Melanie

                I just had the nachos at Professor Thom's last night, and I did think the serving was unusually large. The toppings are applied with a very light hand, which means that the nachos are as appetizing after 15 minutes as they are after three, because they don't sog up. Unfortunately, that also means that there really isn't enough of anything but chips and (a thin layer of) cheese to go around. And I don't consider it terribly impressive that the guacamole is made in-house, although it's perfectly fine guacamole. I would recommend Professor Thom's nachos to slow eaters who like their food to stay pretty over time.