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May 24, 2011 10:38 AM

My favorite nachos in Los Angeles are at (wait for it) ... Tinga! And yours?

Yeah, Tinga is not exactly super-authentic Mexican cusine; heck, it's probably not even "regular-authentic" Mexican.

But I think Tinga makes a great nacho. Tinga? You say. Why, yes.

The nachos here are out-of-this-world good.

The particulars:

Thick, housemade tortilla chips
Chunky fresh gaucamole
Good, smoky flavored chicken (not the bland shredded chicken haystacks you generally find)
Tangy sour cream

Not fancy, not overlarded with toppings, but just good wholesome ingredients that all taste just fine on their own, but really shine when eaten together in one bite.

Downside? Portions are small, and it's a bit pricey. But heck, the eye candy is good, and for that I suppose a few bucks extra is kinda of ... ok.

So, that's my favorite place right now for nachos.

Where do you go for your nacho fix?

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  1. Chanos half order carne asada nachos, no beans + XL orange bang. Dinner of champions.

    I'm curious about Salsa & Beer's nachos.

    3000 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007

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    1. re: ns1

      I LOVE Salsa & Beer's nachos. I get it to go and they fill that box up. They use their usual, awesome chips and all the toppings are good. And they use real cheese, not the glowing neon cheez goop. It's one of my fave comfort food dinners.

      Salsa & Beer
      6740 White Oak Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406

    2. So Tinga pushed 7-11 down into second place for you, Ipster? lol

      I have had some very good nachos at Loteria Grill (shredded beef ones in lieu of chicken - and they offer both).

      Loteria Grill
      6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

      142 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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      1. re: Servorg

        Yeah, was gonna reply Loteria but Servorg beat me to it so seconded.

        1. re: Discokill

          The good thing is; first or second to reply - those nachos are still killer good! ;-D>

        2. re: Servorg

          Have you tried the 7-Eleven ones recently? I think their chili sauce formula changed, and the chips are now more salty than before.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            So, that would be a "downhill alert" on 7-11 nachos then? ;-D>

        3. Casa Garcia in Pico Rivera - legendary nachos.

          Casa Garcia
          8838 Whittier Blvd, Pico Rivera, CA 90660

          1. Pepe's in Alhambra has some of my favorite nachos. Total junk food and I normally can't stand nacho cheese, but they make it with shredded cheese, beans, guacamole, and a bit of their chile verde sauce.

            1. Melted cheese on the chips is a must. That plastic "nacho cheese" with that day-glo yellow is nasty.