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Best nachos in Toronto?

haggisdragon Jun 29, 2009 07:51 AM

What do you like about them? What's the price? Don't talk about Sneaky Dee's (been many times). Thanks!

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  1. pinstripeprincess RE: haggisdragon Jun 29, 2009 08:03 AM

    utopia.

    it's priced similarly to sneaky dees if you get the works on it (ie steak, $13) but of much better quality. the chips seem fresher and crisper. they do a decent job of layering and put on a really wide range of ingredients and lots of it. it feeds like 3 people. i haven't had it in a while so can't go into much more detail about ingredients but it's really the only thing i think worth the poor service and waits by the door at utopia. i really don't ever eat nachos anywhere else because it's worth it to hold out for utopias.

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      haggisdragon RE: pinstripeprincess Sep 21, 2009 08:26 AM

      Hey psp, I tried the nachos at Utopia for the first time last weekend. They were good, but think I still like Sneaky's better. Definitely prefer the atmosphere at Utopia though. Thanks!

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        pinstripeprincess RE: haggisdragon Sep 21, 2009 08:31 AM

        you're welcome though curious why you like sneaky dee's better? it's been a while since i've had them and i recall they follow the basic ingredient list and are quite mammoth. the only thing i'd change about utopia is the quantity of whole bean! they're a bit hard to balance on the chip.

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          haggisdragon RE: pinstripeprincess Sep 21, 2009 10:00 AM

          Well, I find sneaky dee's guac tastier, and like their extra hot salsa verde, which I always order on the side. Also I prefer the ground beef to the mixture of chopped up grilled chicken and steak which I found a little dry.

    2. Manybears RE: haggisdragon Sep 21, 2009 08:30 AM

      The thread below is a little stale but I still love the nachos at Bryden's (thanks hungryabbey!)... pulled pork amid the rest of the glory on nachos is something special.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/386740

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        hungryabbey RE: Manybears Sep 21, 2009 05:54 PM

        I continue to try the nachos in most places that offer them, and I still adore these ones.

      2. atomeyes RE: haggisdragon Sep 21, 2009 08:36 AM

        the nachos at Tacos el Asador are dirty.
        and when i say dirty, i mean: you feel like you are eating nachos that you get at the Skydome, but somehow, they taste amazing.
        they use liquid cheese and their black bean sauce is strange.
        but it really works and tastes great.

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          jayseeca RE: atomeyes Sep 21, 2009 09:33 AM

          the nachos at tacos el asador are great! tons of toppings and no chip is left bare. i do love the cheese sauce and the avocado chunks.
          and i'm pretty sure the black beans on top are just their black beans. a lot of places have their black beans a little soupy.

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            Shorttyred RE: atomeyes Sep 21, 2009 11:37 AM

            I know what you mean about dirty - i think about the 7-11 pump your own cheese, but they are so good. Its something about the avacado, onions, tomatoes and beans that make it sort of refreshing!

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            maritimah RE: haggisdragon Sep 21, 2009 11:14 AM

            I really like the ones at Mitzi's Sister. They're divided up into three sections - tomato/onion/cucumber mixture, beans and guac - piled on top of a mound of chips fairly lightly covered with cheese. I often choose them as a "healthy" option. I don't know what it says about the state of my diet when I consider nachos a health food...

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              currycue RE: haggisdragon Sep 21, 2009 01:05 PM

              Always been a big fan of the ones at La Hacienda on Queen West. Not always the most consistent mind you, but a great heap of glop, with ample chopped jalapenos, marinated chicken (or beef or chorizo) and lots of gooey cheese. A guilty pleasure for sure.

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                drjolt RE: currycue Sep 21, 2009 04:58 PM

                Agreed. For Toronto nachos, they're pretty decent. Although it's basically cheese and meat, no beans or extras - sour cream, guac, etc. Also, their salsa is too watery and should be provided for free (in ample amounts).

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                  currycue RE: drjolt Sep 22, 2009 02:26 PM

                  I usually get sour cream on the side, but yeah, sometimes their salsa is spot on, sometimes watery and weak. Maybe their not always buying the freshest tomatoes.

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                juliewong RE: haggisdragon Sep 21, 2009 06:27 PM

                There is a pub in Bronte (Oakville) on lakeshore called the coach and four - they have great nachos.

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