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Swankalicious Nov 3, 2011 05:20 PM

Curious as to where other Hounds have enjoyed nachos lately. I tend to prefer electric orange nachos --- you know, the kind with fake cheez and canned olives and ice cream scoops of sour cream. However, any oddly delicious, unusually topping'd, or otherwise intriguing nacho platters will do. Who has the best nachos in town?!

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  1. Luther RE: Swankalicious Nov 3, 2011 05:53 PM

    I will append a different special request, which is: 1) chips that aren't super-salted, and preferably are freshly fried, thick taqueria style chips and 2) lots of meat and 3) not a bunch of tomatoey cooked salsa junk and 4) no canned olives!

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      BlueTrain84 RE: Swankalicious Nov 3, 2011 06:50 PM

      Rattlesnake Bar & Grill on Boylston has fantastic nachos!

      Rattlesnake Bar & Grill
      384 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

      1. digga RE: Swankalicious Nov 3, 2011 07:23 PM

        At the risk of sounding like a broken record, hubby loves the version at Magoun's in Somerville. The cook makes his own chips and assembles it with care (thoughtful layering).

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          yumyum RE: digga Nov 4, 2011 09:17 AM

          I think you and I should be getting a kick-back from Magoun's. I just love that place...

          Here's a picture of the nachos. It may look like a train-wreck, but to your point, it's layered all the way thru the chips, not just a bunch of toppings thrown on top.

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            rknrll RE: yumyum Nov 4, 2011 09:27 AM

            And they come with a free salty bartender most nights!

            I haven't had the nachos, but I do love the place.
            I almost always ask for a side of the mango/habanero sauce with whatever I get (usually dip fries in it) and always regret it the next day. That stuff is really hot.

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              digga RE: rknrll Nov 4, 2011 07:08 PM

              Nice nacho shot, YY.

              We have a bottle of hot sauce from Magoun's in our fridge (MJ's, produced in Somerville). Good stuff.

        2. viperlush RE: Swankalicious Nov 3, 2011 07:28 PM

          For the basic bar nachos I like those @ Flat Top Johnny's in Cambridge. Piled high with a good amount of cheese and salsa.
          For more unusual nachos check out this slideshow from the Globe

          1. Dave MP RE: Swankalicious Nov 4, 2011 04:46 AM

            A few weeks ago I had the nachos at Christopher's in Porter and they were very good. There are a few different options. Pretty classic version, lots of cheese.

            I also have enjoyed the nachos at Tremont 647's Taco Tuesday.

            Tremont 647
            647 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118

            1. inaplasticcup RE: Swankalicious Nov 4, 2011 05:12 AM

              Let's talk about all the good things and the bad things nachos can be...

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                inaplasticcup RE: inaplasticcup Nov 4, 2011 05:14 AM

                Considering the musical reference that I think inspired your title, I think you must really love nachos a lot, swankalicious.

                A LOT. :)

              2. Locutus RE: Swankalicious Nov 4, 2011 06:39 AM

                O sullys has great nachos

                1/2way cafe

                redbones has the best though

                they will put on pulled pork, chicken, brisket, chile verde or reg chili

                they are the best with pulled pork

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                  Boston_Otter RE: Locutus Nov 4, 2011 07:38 AM

                  Agreed with Redbones terrific nachos. Their chile verde is extremely soupy, though. You end up with more of a nacho stew than meat-on-nachos.

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                    Locutus RE: Boston_Otter Nov 4, 2011 07:40 AM

                    I had that once. the next time[s] i asked them to use a slotted spoon. got chunks with very little liquid

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                  antimony RE: Swankalicious Nov 4, 2011 07:36 AM

                  There is a special place in my heart (and my stomach) for Rudy's black bean nachos. Perfect nacho-to-topping ratio, greasy in the good way, and nothing resembling authentic, but delicious.

                  1. MC Slim JB RE: Swankalicious Nov 4, 2011 08:00 AM

                    Nothing special about them, but I find myself getting them a lot anyway: the nachos with chili at J.J. Foley's Cafe in the South End. Good beer-and-TV-sports food.

                    Second the Poe's Kitchen nachos.

                    For non-nacho nachos, I like the huevos rotos con txistorra at Estragon: thin-sliced, crisply pan-fried potatoes (a little oily), topped with two fried eggs and chunks of eerily-red Basque sausage (kinda got that magenta-leaning Chinese sausage tint to them).


                    J.J. Foley's
                    117 E Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02118

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                      hckybg RE: MC Slim JB Nov 5, 2011 10:40 AM

                      Have you ever seen a restaurant serve Huarache in Boston? There was a place that served it in New York called El Toro Partido (that closed this year), and that was one of the best dishes I've ever had. A huge fried bread instead of chips, and crema and awesome cheese and beef or pork and guacamole...

                    2. tazia RE: Swankalicious Nov 4, 2011 03:06 PM

                      We're fond of the nachos at the Cambridge Brewing Company. Absolutely huge and come with a nice veggie chili.

                      Cambridge Brewing Company
                      1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139

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                        hynespb RE: Swankalicious Nov 5, 2011 07:16 AM

                        Im a big fan of the pulled pork nachoes at sunset grill and tap. Massive servings.

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