HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >

Good Nachos: Where?

p
pocketviking Jun 21, 2009 02:59 PM

Have spent a fair amount of time in Albuquerque, where it takes effort to get through a day of restaurant meals without eating some combo of chips, guacamole, pico de gallo, cheese, sour cream & jalapeno (fresh and/or pickled). Result: I'm addicted to these things & a simple plate of nachos is the ideal way to mainline them.

The best I've had around here lately have been at Redbones (nice surprise!). Cambridge Common and Qdobo tie for the worst; the former used bell peppers (why?) and the latter, liquid cheese, a sprinkle of cold cheddar and drenchingly wet pinto beans. Cantina Mexicana fell in the middle (lots of cilantro, but zero fresh tomato).

Any other hapless addicts have good tips?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Snoop37 RE: pocketviking Jun 21, 2009 05:03 PM

    Get the half portion at Sunset Tap and Grille. Every nacho is loaded. The full size is just too spread out.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Snoop37
      s
      sallyt RE: Snoop37 Jun 21, 2009 05:10 PM

      I had amazingly good nachos at Centre St Cafe in JP a while ago - they were fantastic.

      1. re: Snoop37
        CreativeFoodie42 RE: Snoop37 Jun 22, 2009 06:05 AM

        I'd have to agree with Sunset. My personal favorite is ordering it with the pulled pork. And they do not skimp on cheese (one of my pet peeves with bad nachos).

      2. SaraASR RE: pocketviking Jun 21, 2009 05:45 PM

        Second Sunset. Also, 1/2 order from Coolidge Corner Clubhouse. Those are the best nachos in the city.

        For "different" nachos, Fat Cat in Quincy has amazing Lobster and Crab nachos. for $8 or $10, I forget which, but super cheap!

        Other places worth mentioning: Cactus Club, Pour House, The Fours (buffalo chicken nachos),

        I've heard they have amazing nachos at the 21st Amendment in Beacon Hill but I have yet to try them:(

        Check out this thread, as well: http://www.yelp.com/topic/boston-best...

        1 Reply
        1. re: SaraASR
          b
          BlueTrain84 RE: SaraASR Jun 22, 2009 05:40 AM

          I second Coolidge Corner Clubhouse, the nachos are one of the best appetizers they serve. A place to avoid: Brighton Beer Works, off Market st. in Brighton Center. Our party waited an hour and a half once for these and they were BY FAR the worst nachos I have ever had: little to no cheese, a pile of about 15 tortilla chips, huge chunks of onion, drippy tasteless salsa and about 2 olives.

        2. p
          pocketviking RE: pocketviking Jun 22, 2009 05:14 AM

          Thanks for the suggestions, everyone & for the link, too, S'ASR.

          1 Reply
          1. re: pocketviking
            justbeingpolite RE: pocketviking Jun 22, 2009 05:18 AM

            Good nachos for a chain, and fairly good guacamole can be had at On the Border.

          2. y
            yummieeee RE: pocketviking Jun 22, 2009 06:28 AM

            The fours, near the garden. Buffalo chicken nachos. The best i have ever had.

            1. MC Slim JB RE: pocketviking Jun 22, 2009 06:39 AM

              Not awe-inspiring, but much improved from the time I reviewed the place for The Dig a while back: the nachos at J.J. Foley's Cafe in the South End. They used to be not-good, but I think it was someone here (or maybe on Yelp) who said they loved them, so I gave them another shot, and they are a nice plate for $8 or so, loaded with decent beef chili. Bar nachos, I guess you'd call them.

              Don Ricardo's has them on their menu; I've never been able to bring myself to order them there, but I imagine they'd be good.

              http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

              1. fmcoxe6188 RE: pocketviking Jun 22, 2009 06:40 AM

                Slightly off topic- the dessert nachos at Cottonwood are fantastic- probably the only thing on their menu that is- but a really delicious and fun twist on the nacho idea-cookies, mousse and fruit. Delicious....

                1. t
                  thegirlwholovestoeat RE: pocketviking Jun 22, 2009 08:44 AM

                  Strongly agree with the 1/2 portion at Sunset. I enjoy all the versions but especially the one with vegetarian chili.

                  1. i
                    iluvbacon RE: pocketviking Jun 23, 2009 07:55 AM

                    I'm a huge fan of the nachos at Felipe's Taqueria in the Garage in Harvard Square. For $6 it's more than a meal (I usually add carnitas to it too).

                    1. h
                      hynespb RE: pocketviking Jun 23, 2009 07:35 PM

                      Another +1 for pulled pork nachos from sunset. An absolute steal at $12-13 too.

                      Show Hidden Posts