There is something about the combination of crispy corn chips, oozing sour cream, guacamole, cheese and a punchy meat or bean mix that is so deliciously comforting. We've compiled a list of Sydney's best nachos so you can enjoy that warm culinary hug you get from digging into a big plate.
The Norfolk | Redfern
For some of the best Mexican pub food in Sydney, head to The Norfolk. They keep the nachos here simple and delicious. Choose either the beef with smoked chilli braised beef, jack cheese, chipotle mayo, tomato and bean salsa; or veggie with salsa, beans, tomato, jack cheese and chipotle mayo. Either way, that chipotle mayo is going to make for a fantastic meal.
Beach Burrito Co. | Bondi Beach
The folks at Beach Burrito Co. know good Mexican, and this is certainly the case for their offering of nachos. You can tuck into their traditional nachos with freshly cooked corn chips, blended cheese, chilli con carne, guacamole, sour cream and chilli salt and be a very happy camper. Or, if you like to play by your own rules, you could go for their 'Nachos Especial' where you can choose from pulled seasoned beef, chipotle chicken, pibil pork or chilli con carne to adorn your freshly cooked corn chips, before adding frijoles especial, blended cheese, smoky salsa, pico de gallo, jalapenos, guacamole, sour cream or chilli salt. Bliss.
Mr Crackles | Darlinghurst
The nachos at Mr Crackles aren't traditional, but they are delicious. The crispy pork nacho fries is a pile of piping hot, thin fries covered in tomato salsa, shredded cheese, sour cream, spring onions and the roast pork and crackling that they're famous for. The term 'food coma' has never been more appropriate.
The Rose Hotel | Chippendale
This relaxed hotel in Chippendale has a great comfortable atmosphere, perfect to let go and immerse yourself in either their beef or veggie nachos, served with guacamole, sour cream and jalapenos. Be sure to check out the bar upstairs, which has cosy chesterfield lounges and vintage posters for you and your full stomach to sit back and chill out.
Shakespeare Hotel | Surry Hills
The Shakespeare Hotel serves up great cheap eats in Sydney that don't disappoint. This still is the case with their spicy vegetarian nachos, with a mildly spicy vegetable and bean sauce sitting atop crispy cheesy corn chips with sour cream and guacamole. Affordable and delicious? You can't go wrong with that.
The Forresters | Surry Hills
The menu at The Forresters is bursting at the seams with tasty treats, but if you've got a penchant for nachos, look no further than their spicy beef or veg nachos which they top with guacamole, sour cream and jalapenos. Decision made, you're welcome.
Manly Wharf Hotel | Manly
A drink down on the water at the relaxed Manly Wharf Hotel with the sun shining down on a lovely Sydney day can barely be topped… Until you add some of their nachos. The beef nachos are a classic, served with red kidney beans, guacamole, sour cream and a fresh salsa of tomato, Spanish onion, corn, coriander and mint. If you're more prone to a vegetarian alternative, their veggie nachos have you covered, with beans, eggplant, zucchini, capsicum, guacamole, sour cream and a fresh salsa of tomato, Spanish onion, corn, coriander and mint.
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