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Real Texas Nachos

Mike5966 May 4, 2014 09:02 AM

Where can I get 'em?

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  1. hotoynoodle RE: Mike5966 May 4, 2014 10:40 AM


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      Madrid RE: Mike5966 May 4, 2014 12:02 PM

      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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        ninrn RE: Madrid May 4, 2014 12:11 PM

        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.

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          yumyum RE: ninrn May 4, 2014 01:06 PM

          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.

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            jgg13 RE: yumyum May 4, 2014 01:34 PM

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

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              Mike5966 RE: jgg13 May 4, 2014 02:47 PM

              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?

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                James Cristinian RE: Mike5966 May 7, 2014 03:31 PM

                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.

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                  Aromatherapy RE: James Cristinian May 8, 2014 12:45 PM

                  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.

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        bear RE: Mike5966 May 4, 2014 12:53 PM

        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. ninrn RE: Mike5966 May 4, 2014 05:30 PM

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

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            Jenny Ondioline RE: Mike5966 May 4, 2014 09:04 PM

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

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              hotoynoodle RE: Jenny Ondioline May 5, 2014 10:38 AM

              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?

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                Madrid RE: hotoynoodle May 5, 2014 11:46 AM

                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.

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                jgg13 RE: Jenny Ondioline May 5, 2014 11:21 AM

                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)

              3. Prav RE: Mike5966 May 7, 2014 02:42 PM

                Taqueria Jalisco in East Boston dresses each chip with a layer of beans, cheese, jalapeno, etc., and don't come with meat unless you ask for it.

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