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Great Individual Nachos? (not a messy pile)?

NAtiveNewYorker Sep 14, 2009 08:10 PM

Stone Creek on E 27th has great nachos because they are individual chips that stand alone with their own toppings. Not a pile of chips topped with a pile of stuff. Who else has these? Bar or restaurant. Dive or destination. Doesn't matter.

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    lawgirl1984 Sep 15, 2009 03:50 PM

    Lime Jungle on 53rd and 9th.. really tasty.

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      mch Sep 15, 2009 10:05 AM

      check out this blog it is dedicated to nachos www.nachosny.com

      1. LNG212 Sep 15, 2009 05:45 AM

        I think Gabriela's serves theirs this way as well.

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          CMG920 Sep 15, 2009 06:40 AM

          El Cantinero, a mexican dive on University place does it this way and so does the Central Bar on 9th street and 4th Avenue.

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          vegas Sep 15, 2009 05:12 AM

          El Rio Grande 3rd/38th - skirt steak nachos, best thing on the menu

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            Motosport Sep 15, 2009 02:13 PM

            Yessssssssssssss! The El Rio Grande nachos rock my world. Not too pricey!

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            small h Sep 15, 2009 03:04 AM

            Bar 89 on Mercer serves nachos this way. I don't think it's all that, myself, but it has at least one rabid fan on this board. And Pop Burger serves "individual lobster nachos with guacamole" which sounds like it would be terrible, but it's not bad. Not worth the $20 they charge for it, though.

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              LeahBaila Sep 15, 2009 06:44 AM

              The nachos at Bar 89 are actually REALLY good. I haven't been in a year or two, but I remember them standing out and being quite authentic.


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                small h Sep 15, 2009 08:11 AM

                You're not even the rabid fan I was thinking of! Bar 89's version is too austere for my taste; I prefer my nachos to be a big sloppy mess. I guess I don't like authentic nachos.

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                  LeahBaila Sep 15, 2009 08:19 AM

                  Trust me, I was in total shock when they arrived before us. I was in more shock by how much I genuinely loved them! Speaking of sloppy nachos, have you had the ones at Professor Thom's?


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                    small h Sep 15, 2009 08:26 AM

                    No. I just checked out their website (which no one has attended to for quite some time), and they're not even on there. The Menupages menu says "not your traditional nachos." What does this mean? I hate mysteries.

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                      LeahBaila Sep 15, 2009 09:58 AM

                      They come out on a circular metal pizza tray and are piled high with goodness. Here's a great site for reference: http://nachosny.com/. Check out their online store where you can buy a t-shirt that says, 'Chos before Ho's."


                      1. re: LeahBaila
                        small h Sep 15, 2009 02:09 PM

                        I like the look of all that cheese, but the guac appears to be smooth as paste (bleah). But how are they not traditional? The sauce is in a little cup? That site is useful, although the typos hurt my eyes. Learn to spell, children.

                    2. re: LeahBaila
                      thousandrobots Oct 1, 2009 06:13 PM

                      I had the nachos at Professor Thom's last week. They are certainly voluminous (enough for three people, at least), but they aren't interesting in any other way. I ate a lot, but I wasn't thinking, "Wow, these are really good nachos."

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

                      1. re: thousandrobots
                        kelea Oct 2, 2009 06:35 AM

                        Southern Hospitality (with the bbq pork) is one of the best nacho's I've had in while. It is a giant mess though but the only thing i could think of while eating them was "omg there are really good nachos"


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