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May 4, 2014 09:02 AM

Real Texas Nachos

Where can I get 'em?

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    1. don't know what real texas nachos are. What have you tried in boston that weren't the real thing? Have you tried border cafe? they claim to be real tex-mex, but i wouldn't know.

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      1. re: Madrid

        In NM, Texas-style nachos means a much lighter version where each chip is separately topped with a little something, usually a jalapeno and some cheddar. I think that might be what the OP is talking about.

        1. re: ninrn

          I think of those as 'composed' nachos. No big pile of toppings but each chip dressed individually with cheese jalapeño etc. I like that style well enough but would be curious if those are the OPs version? I first encountered these in manzanilla Mexico.

          1. re: yumyum

            IIRC this is exactly how nachos were first created. A single jalapeño and some longhorn cheese.

            1. re: jgg13

              Yep that's exactly what I meant. Each chip individually dressed with cheese and a single slice of pickled jalapeno. No pulled pork, no sour cream, no guacamole, no salsa, no olives, etc. Who has 'em?

              1. re: Mike5966

                So easy to make at home, assemble above ingredients and toaster oven until crisp, Yes, these are the original made by Ignacio Anaya in Piedras Negras, Mexico. We have a Tex-Mex place in Houston that puts fresh lump blue crabmeat on them.


                This is quintessential Tex-Mex, I read a lot of menus from posts around the country that claim to be Tex-Mex but aren't close.

                1. re: James Cristinian

                  This was my intro to nachos, back in the 70s. Chip canapés. Can't remember who made them (for a party) so no idea how they made it to Boston.

      2. Sol Azteca and Cafe Sol Azteca have Nachitos for an appetizer. House-fried chip, refried beans, cheese and a pickled jalapeño slice. Simple and delicious.

        1. I think you should email or tweet this guy, Mike (unless, of course, he is you): -- a whole blog on the nachos of Boston.

          1. Never seen them here. Hell, rarely saw them in Texas.

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            1. re: Jenny Ondioline

              they used to serve them that way at chili's, but i haven't been to one in 1000 years.

              is this the equivalent of being on the el paso board and asking to find real clam chowder?

              1. re: hotoynoodle

                Got caught at the Chili's next to Barnes and Noble in Burlington when my son was redeeming some Christmas gift cards. The nachos were this style, one by one, with cheese and a jalapeño on top.

              2. re: Jenny Ondioline

                I *think* they do them at lone star taco bar. But I don't remember if I've actually had them & seen them or just inferred that from some other source (e.g. the menu)