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Feb 21, 2009 12:01 PM

Looking for nachos with cheese sauce

My wife and I are craving something that we used to get when we lived back east but haven't found a good version here in LA: Nachos with white queso cheese sauce. Not shredded, melted cheese, but liquidy cheese sauce.

Can anyone recommend a place, preferably in the South Bay, Venice, SM or westside, although we will always drive for good food. Thanks in advance!

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  1. Albertson's has the cheese sauce (yellow) in cans in the mexican section, grab some chips and jalapeno slices and you are good to go!

    1. Back east? No, they serve it at every compass point of the average football stadium!

      I've actually had outstanding nachos made this way in New Mexico, with slices of jalapeno in the cheese sauce. It's simple to produce a high-quality version at home by making a kind of Welsh rarebit using a light Mexican beer and appropriate creamy cheese. Just pour the hot (but never boiling -- the cheese would curdle) mixture of beer, cheese, and chilis over top-quality chips, and you're ready for anything from Hogan's Heroes reruns on the flat screen to Wu-Tang Clan on the stereo. I believe that covers all normal diversions and entertainments.

      Anyone know of a Los Angeles restaurant that offers the high-quality stuff?

        1. I've never seen a white cheese sauce. 7-11 and stadiums carry the day glo orange sauce. Not that that's a bad thing.

          1. Vallarta Markets specialize in Mexican ingredients and food . If anyone would carry might be can ask someone who works there the ingredients if they don't have it premade.