Crispy, moreish and topped with all of our favourite things, it's no surprise that nachos have gone from a traditional Mexican canape to a global snack phenomenon. Now with so many variations in restaurants worldwide, there's great debate over what flavour combinations make the ultimate nacho delight. And The Burrito Bar, Salsa's and Mad Mex Fresh Mexican Grill all get in on the debate.
You'll find nachos just about anywhere nowadays, piled high with any toppings you can imagine. Traditionally though, it was just melted cheddar cheese and jalapeños that were the tortilla chip companions.
From this grandfather of nachos, they've got bigger, better and bolder, and this is due to its American influence – this dish is a pure and wonderful example of tex-mex fusion. The love of nachos runs deep today, so much so that's there's even a National Nacho Day in November to celebrate these crispy wonders.
So who do we owe all our thanks to for these cheesy delights? That honour goes to Ignacio 'Nacho' Anaya. Sometime around 1943 in Mexico, Anaya whipped up from leftovers what we now know as nachos, for some customers that had come in after closing time. And while we've all attempted to make something delicious out of the remnants of our fridge, we've never landed on something as good as Ignacio did. As nachos grew in popularity, they spread across the border into Texas, and the rest is history.
At Mad Mex, they give you all the options you need to create your perfect nacho masterpiece. Starting with a base of crunchy chips, fresh shredded lettuce, black beans, pico de gallo and sour cream, it's ready for you to add either fresh grilled chicken, slow and succulent roasted pork, beef or the punchy smoky chorizo.
Serving up only gluten-free nacho chips and piling the toppings up high, The Burrito Bar goes all out with their mighty creations. We love their Deluxe Nacho for the classic tastes of melted cheese, pico de Gallo, refried beans, cool sour cream and their own roasted tomato salsa, just pick your meat and tuck in.
What makes the nachos at Salsa's so special? We think it's something to do with the 14 hours slow cooked beef that adds all those meaty juices to your chips. When paired with melted cheese, nacho chips, black beans, cool sour cream and salsa fresca, it's the ultimate blend of flavours – combining sweet, salty, spicy and tangy all in one magnificent bite.
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