Nachos We’d Drive Miles In The Rain For | Dishticle
To be honest, there’s nothing more satisfying than a crispy, crunchy snack when the sky is overcast with clouds. The idea of a gently chilly breeze blowing through our otherwise blazing city manages to tick off a deep, nearly biological instinct in us to chew something that’s loaded, crispy, and deeply fulfilling.
Since assorted Pakodas and Vada may not always cut it on the indulgence scale, we’re upping the scales with Nachos, our go-to loaded snack to share with friends who want to satisfy their hunger pangs.
Here are our favourite nachos:
Luca, Lower Parel
The colourful new midtown restaurant focuses on meat-heavy South American fare. That, however, doesn’t dilute its focus from preparing fresh nachos. Tortillas here are laden with melted cheese, tomato salsa, an indulgent sour cream, tangy jalapenos, and guacamole that tastes unbelievably rustic. Top it one (or more) of 8 eight toppings that include spiced grilled avocado and mango, cajun scrambled eggs, and grilled jerk salmon.
Quick tip: The sausichon platter at Luca is meat heaven.
Irish House, 7 outlets
There are very few weekend nights at Irish House that one doesn’t find tables littered with orders of the immensely generous and popular Grande Nachos. Also available with chicken, you can count on a portion to fortify you (and your friends) for a night of drinking. Our favourite bit about these nachos is their value-for-money quantity and consistency.
Quick tip: If you’re looking for more finger food, order the Chicken Wings here.
JamJar Diner, Versova
With interiors resembling a subtle, kitschy chaos, the somewhat new menu at JamJar is as playful. Nachos are available two ways here: JJ’s Nachos, with an option to add Grilled Chicken. There’s little fuss to the dish or its preparation here, but the results include a pico de gallo that tastes just a little fresher than what we’re used to and a balanced sprinkling of cheese that allows every flavour and texture a chance to shine.
Quick tip: Get your phone out, these interiors deserve to be shot #NoFilter.
Cream Centre, 8 outlets
Minimal and low on fuss, the Nachos at Cream Centre outlet scream simplicity. Tortilla chips, cheese, and capsicum make up the components for the World’s Best Nachos, as it’s called on the menu. While this a nostalgic favourite, you can add mexican beans or order a portion of ‘the Big Nachos’ which include bell peppers, black olives, jalapenos, and their nacho sauce and sour cream.
Quick tip: There ought to be a law against leaving without an order of onion rings.
The House of Chipotle, Marol & Oshiwara
It’s rare to see a QSR with so much attention to detail. THC serves their nachos with a generous sour cream, light salsa, a sharp chipotle sauce apart from the usual suspects of refried beans, cheese, and pico. The dish here is generous by most standards, and the emphasis on fresh ingredients elevates the food from anything you’d expect at a QSR.
Quick tip: The Chipotle Rice Bowl is a hearty, fresh meal.
Ovenfresh, Dadar Shivaji Park
A consistently delightful, homely place, we think Ovenfresh deserves to be spoken about more. Their Nachos are available in three versions: regular, with beans, and signature. What’s also noteworthy about their food is the pricing. None of these cost more than Rs 300, which is an extremely affordable price for crisp, well-prepared nachos.
Quick tip: Order pretty much anything off the Ovenfresh and you’re likely to enjoy it.
Sammy Sosa, Oshiwara
Known to have the friendliest servers, Sammy Sosa also has a menu that’s enormous. They serve nachos five ways, which means you can pick from alfredo corn, chilli beans, chilli beans with chicken, minced lamb, and lentil & jalapenos. They even provide the option of a healthier version, which is good for when you want to watch your diet.
Quick tip: Get a Margarita to sip on unless you’re picking from their extensive beer menu.
Social, 9 outlets
The Fully Loaded Nachos are the only version available at Social outlets across the city. Served in a compact plate, these are ideal for smaller groups sharing a wide variety of finger food while nursing drinks.
Quick tip: Get a Social LIIT and you’re set for a night out.
It Happened in New York, Reclamation
With a menu that covers much of mainstream modern American food, It Happened in New York also serves influential foods from the neighbouring regions. The NY-style Nachos here come an American cheddar, and can be topped off with chicken or a Mexican style minced beef.
Quick tip: Their cocktail menu is detailed, varied, and even makes interesting reading.
Alfredo’s, Juhu & Lokhandwala
The cult Juhu venue and its Lokhandwala outpost serve a smattering of comfort food, including wholesome pizzas, pastas, mains, sizzlers, as well as kebabs, wraps, and sandwiches. Before one gets confused, let’s bring the focus back to nachos, in this case, Baked Nachos. The unique preparation method allows for a more consistent bite with some warm cheese melted, allowing the dish to be served at a very unique temperature.
Quick tip: We’re also fond of the pizza and pasta selections here.
Hard Rock Cafe, Worli & Veera Desai Area
There isn’t another place that captures the spirit of American Rock n’ Roll as well as Hard Rock Cafe outlets around the world. Both outlets in the city sport a delightful amount of paraphernalia from icons of modern music, host regular performances, and also manage to make Nachos more loaded than Aditya Birla. Meet the Nacho Palooza, served vegetarian with the option of adding South West Chicken. Tuck into a sharing size plate of tortilla chips that carry the weight of generous cheddar cheese and beans, served with sour cream, chopped green onions and Pico de Gallo.
Quick tip: The Happy Hours menu at HRC is a perfect month-end solution to drinking up.
Chili’s American Grill & Bar, 4 outlets
The tex-mex chain offers Classic Nachos with the option of adding grilled chicken and buffalo meat. In typical Chili’s fashion the dish is a modern spin on the classic recipe served with the promise of melted cheese, jalapenos, beans, and queso on every chip.
Quick tip: Get a Margarita at Chili’s, they are made well here.
Quattro, Lower Parel
One of the best Italian or Mexican joints in town, Quattro also serves delicious vegetarian fare. The nachos here are served either with cheese or DIY-style, making them completely customisable. You get to pick everything from your choice of tortilla, style of beans, sauce, toppings, and accompaniments. If all that seems like too much fuss, simply order the Cheese Nachos.
Quick tip: Go early or make a reservation to make sure you have a table at this buzzing spot.