There is perhaps not a better appetizer out in our fair area than Nachos. Hold on, let me retract that and say, anywhere. Look, I like fried mozzarella sticks, wings, and onion rings as much as the next guy, but if there are nachos on the menu, 10/10 times I am going to order them. Loaded or simply chips and queso, I need them all the time right now.
Over at El Rincon in Addison Circle, you can get your fix with their Nachos Locos, Rincon Nachos, or Papo’s Brisket Nachos. Papo’s Nachos are topped with black beans, Monterey cheese and served with guacamole, sour cream, Pico de Gallo, and jalapeños. Order all three and sit out on their patio with some friends and enjoy. www.elrincontx.com
Chuy’s on Belt Line takes nachos to a whole different level with their Panchos. “Like if nachos had a big brother. Nachos with your choice of fajita chicken, fajita beef, or seasoned ground beef and guacamole.” More than an appetizer this is a whole entire delicious meal. The only question is, which margarita are you pairing this with? www.chuys.com
Before you hit the ping-pong table at Sidecar Social, grab an order of the Ahi Tuna Nachos. A refreshing twist on this Tex-Mex classic, Sidecar Social’s nacho version comes with blackened ahi tuna on their house-made wonton chips and topped with wasabi crema, sweet soy glaze, cilantro, sesame seeds, and of course, jalapeños. Not a fan of seafood? Try their Smoked Burnt End Nachos. This delicious dish features their house-made wonton chips and then gets loaded with smoked brisket, queso blanco, a special tri-cheese blend, black bean and corn salsa as well as Pico de Gallo, BBQ crema, guacamole, sour cream, and jalapeños. You can’t go wrong with either or maybe order both, we are not here to judge, just to enjoy delicious food. www.sidecarsocial.com