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Best Nachos in Toronto?

cinderelladressmaker Mar 7, 2012 12:00 PM

I would love to hear where your favourite nachos are to be found and enjoyed?
Also, would like to know approximate prices and selection (veggies, chicken or chili beef?)
Thank you!

  1. atomeyes Jan 11, 2014 01:23 PM

    and, right on cue: Home of the Brave enters the taco mi.


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    1. re: atomeyes
      TorontoJo Jan 11, 2014 01:29 PM

      Those chips look awesome. And I love chili on nachos.

    2. atomeyes Jan 9, 2014 03:58 PM

      eager to try The Dock Ellis's nachos.

      hoping Home of the Brave attempts nachos.

      otherwise, it is (sadly) a toss-up between RealSports and Tacos el Asador

      1. prima Jan 9, 2014 09:12 AM

        Has anyone tried any of the 10 varieties of nachos at Kitch? http://www.kitchbar.com/menu.html

        Are there any new contenders for best nachos out there?

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        1. re: prima
          TorontoJo Jan 9, 2014 09:19 AM

          On January 26, you could order the $125 large-format cote de boeuf nachos at the Momofuku/La Carnita/Home of the Brave mash up. :o)


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          MeMeMe Mar 12, 2012 08:51 AM

          I keep wishing someone would replicate the nachos from Joe Kool's in London.

          Anything come close in Toronto?

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            cinderelladressmaker Mar 12, 2012 10:43 AM

            You tease, what was so wonderful about Joe Kool's nachos? I am intrigued?

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              MeMeMe Mar 12, 2012 12:29 PM

              Metal pan, good chips, very cheesy..not sure the mix, probably Jack and cheddar, onions, ground beef, peppers, tomatoes. Jalapenos on the side with great salsa and sour cream. You can get them to go in a giant pizza box. I have no idea why they are as good as they are.

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                cinderelladressmaker Mar 12, 2012 12:48 PM

                Thanks! Sounds good!

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              KhaoSanRoad Mar 12, 2012 01:35 PM

              ah, sweet memories of the "kitchen sink" :)

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                CocoaChanel Mar 12, 2012 01:49 PM

                holy smokes. It's been a looooong time since I have had those nachos - and they were awesome!!! Along with $2.50 pints on Thursday nights. Great fun. MeMeMe has the description down 100%! :)

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                  KhaoSanRoad Mar 12, 2012 03:26 PM

                  if we are reminiscing, i loved the fresh made salsa at smart alex in St. Catharines.

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              blueandyellow Mar 10, 2012 10:47 PM

              I also like the Sneaky Dee's nachos. I'm vegetarian and their Veg King's Crown is pretty good – Sneaky Dee's is very good with layering chips and toppings and they use a good amount of decent-quality cheese. Still, the Veg King's Crown would be better if refried beans and guac came standard on it. As I recall, the price of Veg King's Crown is close to that of the regular King's Crown, even though regular King's Crown has all the same toppings as VKC with the addition of beef and refried beans.

              I also like the "nachos" at Tacos al Asador. They're a different style of nacho, not cheesy. They just put a bunch of chips in a basket, then add a modest amount of toppings like sour cream, pico de gallo, onions, and avocado. (They give you jalapenos and other things on the side, if you get other food.) The nachos have a nice, clean feel, and they're a nice thing to share; if you go with someone and you each get a couple of pupusas and split the nachos, you're golden. Otherwise, it's too many chips, I think, for one person to eat.

              If you ever go to Guelph, it's worth trying the nachos at the Salsateria. It's a similar idea as the ones as Al Asador, only the toppings are better and more plentiful at the Salsateria. Whenever I'm in Guelph, I get them. Mmm....

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                bbbradk Mar 9, 2012 11:42 AM

                Another vote for Sneaky Dees
                Fantasticly large, and topped very generously

                1. jinxie Mar 8, 2012 11:41 AM

                  it's been years since i was there- but i remember Hair of the Dog did some amazing things with nachos...enough so that I still remember them fondly.

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                    ta0126 Mar 10, 2012 05:20 PM

                    just a comment about hair of the dog (church x wood). if i recall, their version uses wheat tortillas instead of corn, which gives the chips a very dfferent taste and texture. it's been quite a while since my last order but i do remember enjoying them.

                    on a side note, their wine-by-the-glass list has been shortened significantly, so fewer choices there.

                  2. KhaoSanRoad Mar 8, 2012 09:27 AM

                    for me its utopia. they load it, and layer it. plus its served on a crispy flour tortilla as the plate.

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                      kwass Mar 8, 2012 06:34 PM

                      Never tried the nachos from Utopia, but they are definitely on my list!

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                        kwass Jan 9, 2014 10:08 AM

                        Ooh...I've never had Utopia's nachos. I'm going to have to try them!!

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                          KhaoSanRoad Jan 9, 2014 10:26 AM

                          know that they are not upscale in any way. the meat and salsa and guacamole are probly gfs or sysco. but its still a good load of tasty mess of meat, beans and cheese and a ton of chips as well.

                          was also surprised by scotland yards natchos. lots of cheese and pulled pork. tho it seemed cold towards the centre of the pile.

                          - khao san road

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                        crawfish Mar 8, 2012 05:44 AM

                        Hernando's Hideaway used to be the best but I haven't been back in many many years. Same style as Sneaky Dee's with one layer on a large metal pizza pan. I hate when they are mounded on a dinner plate.

                        1. elvisahmed Mar 7, 2012 09:18 PM

                          Against the grain had a huge nacho portion with tons of chicken. Taste was decent while warm.
                          The Football factory has freshly fried nacho chips that set them apart from the other I have tried.

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                            cinderelladressmaker Mar 7, 2012 09:32 PM

                            Thanks elvisahmed! I have a friend who loves that place. I will definitely try them there.

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                              elvisahmed Mar 8, 2012 10:15 PM

                              No Problem. Here are the pics as well
                              The first one with the Chicken are from Against The Grain

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                                cinderelladressmaker Mar 9, 2012 12:24 AM

                                Wow, you win the prize for detail! I love detail and am so visual!
                                Thank you so very much elvisahmed! You make this very tempting! Cheers!

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                                  hungryabbey Mar 9, 2012 06:15 PM

                                  I also second against the grain. I forgot about that one, but they were damn good.

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                              cinderelladressmaker Mar 7, 2012 07:10 PM

                              By the way, I have had the $20 nachos at Hard Rock Cafe and they sucked.

                              1. CocoaChanel Mar 7, 2012 06:22 PM

                                I may have to give up my Chowhound poster status, but for the love of peaches, I do adore The Keg's nachos.

                                *hangs head in shame*

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                                  gotrausph Mar 7, 2012 06:46 PM

                                  Noooo....Not the Keg!!!!

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                                    CocoaChanel Mar 7, 2012 06:51 PM

                                    I can't help it. The nachos at the Keg are my dirty little secret, so to speak. Nothing else, just the nachos

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                                      thebutcher Mar 7, 2012 07:01 PM

                                      Oh Cocao - I'm a Keg fan too. The Wheatsheaf used to have great nachos (haven't had in a few years) - evenly spread on a metal pan (not too embarrassingly big if you are eating them on your own) with good cheese & topping distribution and a low price point ($7.99 or $8.99 with a side of chili). The Firkin on King is latest fav - but you have to order the sour creme/guac/salsa on the side - so you don't have a mountain (and soggy chips).

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                                        cinderelladressmaker Mar 7, 2012 07:03 PM

                                        Which Keg? That makes a big difference. Love the name CocoaChanel!

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                                          CocoaChanel Mar 8, 2012 03:38 AM

                                          :) Thanks

                                          The ones at the West Mall are consistently good. And the Yonge & Eg Keg, also good

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                                          kwass Mar 8, 2012 06:32 PM

                                          That's so funny! I feel exactly the same way. The nachos are the only thing I will eat @ the Keg and they are so good. I actually crave them they're so good!!

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                                      hungryabbey Mar 7, 2012 06:03 PM

                                      I have really enjoyed the nachos at the Blake House, they're actually potato chips (house fried) but their sour cream is to die for, and the stout beef chili on top is really addictive. Probably my fav nacho dish in the city, though I do know they're not "authentic". Theyre priced well at about 13$ but its not a huge portion like at some pubs.
                                      I also really like the pulled pork nachos at the green dragon on Kingston rd. I dont recall the price but they're probably around the $15 mark but you get much more. They do a good job with layering the toppings, and I like the pork on top, as apposed to their chili which I have also tried and it was seriously tasteless.
                                      Cam's place also has decent nachos if you like pulled pork (and obviously I do). What I like about theirs is that they toss the pork in the bbq sauce so its really moist, but their home made salsa is really terrible, and in general, its not a great spot in my opinion.
                                      Utopia also has amazing nachos which can be veggie, chicken, steak, shrimp or the "utopia" which is what I always get because it has steak, chicken and guac. The price ranges from 11-15$ and is really good value in my opinion.
                                      And then of course there is sneaky dees which are absolutely insane and you can basically order then with anything or everything you want, but you're looking at about 15$ish.
                                      I am sure I will think of some more favourites in the city as others post.. for a girl who's lactose intolerant, I do indulge in nachos more often than I should.

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                                      1. re: hungryabbey
                                        currycue Mar 7, 2012 06:45 PM

                                        Always been a fan of the chorizo nachos at La Hacienda.

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