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Nov 26, 2009 08:49 PM

nachos north of Bloor, south of York Mills, somewhere between Yonge and Mt Pleasant

For nachos, is the Granite Brewery my best bet?

Not impressed with other pub food at the Longest Yard in the past- how are their nachos?

Does the Abbot have nachos on their menu? What about the Monk's Table?

Is there anywhere else you'd suggest? Thanks for any of your comments/suggestions.

Granite Brewery
245 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON M4P, CA

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  1. We like the Nachos at the Unicorn, but stay away from the burgers, they are terrible.

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    1. re: nuts4food

      thanks for the rec, nuts4food....and the warning, too ;)

      1. re: phoenikia

        think there are at least two Gabby's in that quadrant. Have always found them decent there during high fives and football or hockey

    2. Granite has pretty good nachos.
      Not impressed with longest yard at all, so I dont know about the nachos.

      1. Bumping this thread. Seeking nachos relatively close to Yonge & Eg, once again.

        Can now confirm that the Abbot does not have nachos on their menu.

        Has anyone tried the nachos at Cam's Place?

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        1. re: phoenikia

          Here you go! :)

          Chimichanga -- Yonge and Eglinton.

          Good guacamole, carnitas and sangria, too.

          1. re: TorontoJo

            thanks TorontoJo ;-) Somehow Chimichanga slipped my mind! ;-)

            1. re: phoenikia

              Let us know how they are if you try them. I haven't been to Chimichanga since Milagro opened, but Milagro doesn't have nachos. :)

              1. re: TorontoJo

                Have any CHs tried the nachos at Chimichanga?

                1. re: phoenikia

                  Tried the nachos and the chicken chilaquiles at Chimichanga. The chilaquiles (served as a type of warm layered dip, with tortilla chips around it, rather than the way Chilaquiles would be served in California/Texas, using up yesterday's tortillas) and nachos were ok. Good house made chips. Not much cheese on the nachos, but at least they weren't soggy. Friendly, attentive server. Ridiculously loud place late on a Friday night.

          2. re: phoenikia

            The nachos at Cams Place are just ok. They got a lot of good reviews for putting pulled pork on them - but the pork is dry and there's not much cheese on the nachos. Mad Monty's (where Cam's is now) used to have GREAT nachos - too bad they've closed.

            1. re: bringonthelbs

              I tried the veggie nachos at Cam's Place a while ago. I remember them being better than average (had enough cheese and toppings on them), but they were sooooo spicy, I could barely finish them! I love spicy food, but instead of using jalapeno peppers, they seem to put blobs of canned chipotle peppers on them (I'm thinking they pureed the canned peppers and sauce together), which kind of gave the nachos a smoky bbq taste to them (not what I really wanted).
              Since then, I've had their veggie quesadillas--also spicy with chipotles, but at least edible. I actually really like them--yummy with portabello mushrooms.

              1. re: illy

                Thanks for mentioning the use of chipotle in the nachos & quesadillas, illy. Not the kind of spicy I like when seeking my Tex Mex fix- I much prefer smoke-free jalapeno ;-)

                1. re: illy

                  I had the pulled pork nachos at Cams Place today and actually did not find them spicy at ALL. There was definitely enough cheese on them, and I didn't find the pork overly dry in comparison to most of the other experiences I have had with pulled pork nachos.. There was a bit of smoky BBQ sauce on them as well, which I kind of liked, it helped give them some flavour in the absence of heat I was seeking. The salsa was a dissapointment, it wasn't really a salsa, it was a homemade pico de galo, which I normally have no problem with, but when its January and tomatoes suck, dont make homemade salsa. It had NO flavour.
                  I also the steak quesadilla, and I didn't taste any chipotles in there either, so who knows. Again, it was a bit bland when the only thing to dip it in was the tasteless salsa.
                  Alternatively, I also tried the pulled pork poutine which was delicious! Not traditional (cheddar, not curds) but really flavourful, and nice thin-cut fries. Others had the fish and chips (pretty good, but very small portion, crispy, not greasy) and wings (also good) which were served with a reallly nice mint mayo.
                  The service was excellent, really nice girls. Just a bit cold in there for my liking, and a little tight, but I will definitely return.

                  1. re: hungryabbey

                    thanks for the comments re: Cam's. Will have to try the poutine & wings.

                    We ended up at the Granite, and the nachos and wings were fine. The nachos had some salsa spread between some layers (sort of a pet peeve of mine- Fox & the Fiddle does the same thing), so they were pretty soggy after the top layer was gone. Despite some soggy parts, they were still better than average, and I liked the fact slices of fresh jalapeno were included.

                    Will try Chimichanga's nachos next time we're heading out for nachos in this part of town.

                    1. re: phoenikia

                      Strange. I have had the nachos at granite maybe 10 times and never have they put salsa in the layers. Actually I like them because they stay crispy. But then again, I order them with the chili so maybe I wouldn't notice if there was salsa on them.

                      1. re: hungryabbey

                        Maybe the Granite has a new cook? Or a different cook on Sundays?

                        Good to know they don't usually put salsa between the layers- you would have noticed the salsa saturated chips, even if chili was on top. If I return for nachos, I'll specify no salsa between the layers next time, just in case the same person is working.

                    2. re: hungryabbey

                      Funny, because I had another veggie quesadilla last night, and there was no chipotle taste to them either!! I swear, there was some on them the last time!! Maybe a different cook? Anyway, for $7 I can finally get a quesadilla that I like, and I happily eat it with sour cream.
                      You're right, the salsa sucks. It's "homemade" but who wants homemade salsa made with unripe, flavourless tomatoes??

                      1. re: illy

                        Not the greatest nacho's but on Monday night the Fox and the Fiddle on Yonge north of St. Clair has them for 1/2 price. Portions are large but nothing special.

              2. Has anyone tried the nachos at Hernando's Hideaway? They have a few different options on their menu:


                I have no idea... Have never eaten there. Just wondering!!

                Hernando's Hideaway
                545 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y1Y5, CA

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                1. re: Full tummy

                  I have had them a LONG time ago.. maybe 4 years ago but I remember liking them a lot. Someone else will be more helpful.

                2. I had great nachos at the Fox and Firkin at Yonge and St. Clair of all places recently. It was completely by accident, but they were layered decadently with all the goods and the chips were crispy and fried, the way they should be if I'm going to indulge. I can't remember all the choices, but there were different varieties. We got the one with the works.