The Best Nachos in Dallas?

mcnachosWe haven’t discussed nachos in a long time. I guess we have been too busy eating pork belly and octopus. Several commenters in last week’s edition of Food Feedback Friday mentioned nachos. It made me hungry.

Deciding where to spend your calories on nachos is important. There is nothing worse than risking weight gain for average or poor version. Once or twice a year, I choose a half-order of bean and cheese nachos topped with sliced tenderloin (86 the sour cream) at Mi Cocina. And you?



  • John Martin

    Same nachos as in the picture but from Cantina Laredo instead of Mi Cocina.

  • Scott Reitz

    86 the sour cream!?

  • Amy S.

    I thought I loved bean and cheese nachos until experiencing Seabreeze’s (Plano) tuna nachos.

  • 5th Generation

    Hands down; the bean and cheese nachos at Mariano’s are the best.

  • wescx

    Smoked chicken nachos at Javiers? I don’t really order Nachos very often because they are usually terrible.

  • A Drinker

    Angry Dog’s combo nachos are pretty great.

  • randylsu

    Nachos Mas Elegantes at Taco Diner.

  • RRR

    The fried oyster nachos at Fish City Grill are pretty dang good

  • sampson

    HG Sply’s Cochinita Nachos…if you do not want the puerco pibil just substitute with the Brisket…this is a full meal.

  • Eric Celeste

    Awesome Nachos at Desperados are pretty great. Actually, the Loon also makes a mean nacho.

  • Worst Nachos Ever

    Matt’s Bean and Cheese: 6 sad tortilla rounds from a bag with refried beans from a can and processed cheese for $7.50.

  • BorntoRhone

    eBar on Haskell has my favorite nachos – perfect proportions of cheese/meat/bean to chip – you can’t go wrong with them!

  • grammarbelle

    The brisket nachos at J. Macklin’s in Coppell are fantastic–for non-traditional nachos. For the more traditional version, I’m with you at MiCo.

  • dumdik

    Chicken nachos at all good cafe

  • primi timpano

    El Taquito.

  • Raya-Gabrielle Ramsey

    I’d like to throw in Spiral Diner’s Nachos Supremo. Even though they’re vegan, cashew cheese and all, they’re delicious. Mock taco meat, quinoa, black beans, corn, tomatoes, guacamole, jalapenos, and “sour cream,” too.

  • A. B.

    Spiral Diner’s nachos are actually quite tasty and don’t leave you feeling overly stuffed and gross. The Village Country Club (stop laughing) makes fantastic nachos, as does Ozona.

  • Jill

    The “nacho momma” pulled pork and “killer” queso nachos at Goodfriend beer garden were amazing! I was really drunk though when I ate them. I hope they are just as good sober.

  • alyb803

    Southwest Nacho’s at Rafa’s.

  • CaneRossoWR

    Nachos must be in a giant pile – not delicately plated! Chicken nachos at All Good are strong to quite strong.

  • Marianna Dubinsky

    Frankie’s needs to reopen in Uptown stat. Their nachos kill the competition!!

  • zach

    I love brisket nachos so i’d say the best two are Mr. Mesero and Tried and True.

  • Liz

    La Duni panchos (that shredded radish slaw should be sold separately) and Chuy’s panchos, with creamy jalapeno. Amaze.

  • Liz

    Seafood nachos at Geckos.

  • Chris Lederer

    Smoked chicken nachos at Javier’s

    Nachos Especial at Anamia’s

    Sour cream chicken nachos at Ojeda’s

  • Terry Martin

    Mariano’s ABSOUTLEY the best. I get Steak and Chicken combo.

  • Terry Martin

    Mariano’s ABSOLUTELY the Best. I get Steak and Chiclken Combo.

  • Brent

    Sounds strange, but the nachos at Blackfriar are amazing.

  • Everlasting Phelps

    Cowboy Nachos Locos at Mannys Uptown.

  • loveojedas

    ojeda’s chicken fajita nachos!

  • MCB08

    Brisket Nachos at Mr Mesero

    Smoked Chicken Nachos at Javiers

    Crab Nachos at Cyclone Anaya (never liked anything else there, but these are awesome)

  • beda

    Have to disagree with you on that one. I like them neat: beans, sour cream, guacamole, add some hot sauce, jalapeno, on each one. Hate giant piles of chips.

  • Daniel

    Steak (fajita?) nachos at Gloria’s or nachos mas elegantes at Taco Diner. Yeah, they’re chains. But.

  • Daniel

    I disagree in the strongest possible terms, hoss. Them there’s “Yankee (or, variously, ‘tavern’) nachos.”

  • Dawn Petty

    pffft, 4 years ago, here in dallas, i started a group that we call nacho quest.
    once a month we meet, anyone is welcome, at a different rest . in the city to try their nachos.
    we have a rating sheet which we leave w/ the manager at each location.
    mi cocina is NOT even on the top 10 list of our nacho quest

    ojeda’s and mariano’s would be the top two that i can think of off hand. but we also have a nacho quest facebook page, in case you want to see what our ratings of nachos are for the past several years

    • Nancy Nichols

      I’d be interested in seeing your list of places do you have a blog or website? Could you email me? thanks, [email protected]

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  • Dubious Brother

    Mariano’s has been the best for about 40 years now.

  • pico de gallo

    Nachos Bell Grande at Taco Bell!!!

  • dumdik

    Theyre not

  • Heather Hambrick

    Oooh – must try. Recently converted to vegan/vegetarian and am always on a quest for more tasty options.

  • Kevin Mccormack

    The problem with Rafas is that they give you a teaspoon of sour cream, and guacamole, not enough for a little bit on each nacho then charge you for more when you ask. This has happened for years.

  • Monnie Wheelus

    love the fajita nachos at El ranchito. very good.

  • Monnie Wheelus

    Love the fajita nachos at El Ranchito.very good.

  • johnangle

    Banditos nachos with the fajita beef! They’re to die for and Banditos is a hidden gem!

  • Wylie H Dallas

    Indeed, but too much for one person.

  • Wylie H Dallas

    Agreed… Loon nachos are very good, but long on cheese and short on “detailing;” try their beef chalupas next time.

  • Marley

    I agree with you Nancy. Mico is the way to go.

  • Jeff Hayden

    Lalo’s in Far North Dallas

  • Alex Jarrard

    1)Smoked chicken nachos – Javier’s
    2)Fajita beef especial nachos – Uncle Julio’s
    3)Combo Mas Elegantes – Taco Diner

  • Alex Jarrard

    It’s funny to see this thread bc I have been on a Nacho kick lately… Here are my Favs.

    1: Smoked Chicken Nachos – Javier’s
    2: Fajita Beef Especial Nachos – Uncle Julio’s
    3: Combo Mas Elegantes – Taco Diner

  • Wendy Nulph

    Spiral Diner has incredible vegan nachos that even the meatiest meat eater would love!

  • Karen Pierre

    Those are THE best nachos, I always 86 the sour cream, but I order a side dish of extra jalapenos, for some reason, Mi Cocina really skimps on those.

  • wendydara

    Spiral Diner has incredible vegan nachos that even the meatiest meat eater would scarf down!

  • Adrian Macias

    I would have to agree Mariano’s is the best spot to go to for this in particular

  • Christa

    Sour Cream Chicken Nachos at Café Gecko in Austin Ranch! They will change your life

  • Brenda

    Love the Crazy Nachos at Herrera’s on Maple. They are my go to for the occasional nacho craving.

  • Al Renteria

    Nachos Locos at Mia’s off Lemmon Ave. are killer.

  • Al Renteria

    Nachos Locos at Mia’s off Lemmon Ave are awesome. 86 the sour cream also.

  • Harachoka

    Blue Goose!!!

  • All or Nothing

    Chicken and beef combo at Javier’s with extra pickled jalapenos are amazing, close lead to the same MiCo nachos you mention.

    • All or Nothing

      Oh, and shockingly the nachos at the Owner’s Box at the Omni are an amazing nacho. Guess I didn’t narrow it down much.

  • Anonymous

    A true nacho is just tortilla chips, cheddar cheese with pickled japs on the top. They are warmed up in the oven at home. What I see above is a tostada. The nacho is ultimate WT snack usually eaten at home when no one is looking.

  • FoodSparks

    Wait, they closed? Where have I been? I drive by there 2-3 times a week! Was it recent? They do have some awesome chicken nachos!

  • Justin T.

    I agree!

  • Ricky Ferrer

    I think we need a Nacho Taste Test Thursday.

  • Lucky Lucy

    Love the Blue Goose Nachos and their Chicken Fajita nachos rock!

  • meatloaf

    Javier’s Smoked Chicken Nachos! Get them and share with the table. You won’t feel as guilty ordering another item!

  • Sandi Graham

    The pulled pork nachos at Goodfriends

  • Gabe

    Best steak nachos at La Hacienda Ranch on Preston Rd., with steak fajita meat cooked over Mesquite for great flavor.

  • lisa

    these are my favorite nachos in town….la duni pancho nachos!!

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  • Claudine Boucher

    OmGEEE!! yes! those are wonderful.

  • Linda Oksner

    the best nacho’s are the CRAZY NACHO’S at HERRA”S Denton Dr. or MAPLE Locations. Linda O.

  • Linda Oksner

    best nachos is at HERRA’S CRAZY Nacho’s Denton Dr. or Maple VE. Locations

  • Kyle Katelyn Metcalf

    I agree texas is the only state with 6 cups on a plate and try’s to call them nachos I’m missing realy nacho can’t find any in dallas just fake tex mex

  • Kyle Katelyn Metcalf

    6 chips * lol

  • Bradsky Leenov

    Oyster nachos at Half-Shells in Plano.