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Jun 29, 2009 07:51 AM

Best nachos in Toronto?

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. 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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    1. re: pinstripeprincess

      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!

      1. re: haggisdragon

        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.

        1. re: pinstripeprincess

          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. 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.

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      1. re: Manybears

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

      2. 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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        1. re: atomeyes

          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.

          1. re: atomeyes

            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!

          2. 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...

            1. 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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              1. re: currycue

                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).

                1. re: drjolt

                  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.