Ah, nachos – one of the best dishes to cross the border from Mexico and grace our taste buds.
Thanks to our location, El Pasoans know how to make a ridiculous plate of nachos.. from homemade tostadas with queso blanco topped with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and house salsa, and of course the meats; carne asada, chicken, brisket, etc.
We got it good here in the borderland. But where do we go when we’re ready to step outside our kitchens and try some local establishments? In no particular order, here are our favorite:
1. Track One
Track One serves up some of the most killer nachos in town. If you care for your tastebuds, do them a favor and order the chicken nachos, they are phenomenal.
2. Southwest University Park
The nachos at the El Paso Chihuahuas are literally served in a dog bowl. Popular choices come from the Grand Slam menu, which feature the Border Nachos (jalpeño cheddar cheese, salsa roja and cilantro and the Chorizo Nachos (chorizo, jalapeño cheddar cheese, salsa roja and cilantro.)
3. Lucy’s/Kings X
You can’t go wrong with the deluxe nachos from Lucy’s Restaurant. Order a beer from Kings X, the bar is attached to the restaurant and you’re all set.
4. Cabo Joe’s
The Trash Can Nachos from Cabo Joe’s are the bomb.org. The serving portion is huge. Nachos are served with freshly made tostadas, shredded lettuce, green chile and your choice of meats.
5. The Tap
The Tap is a dive and karaoke bar located in downtown El Paso. This place is known for their nachos. Order any style and you’ll be in for a treat.
6. L&J Cafe
“The Old Place by the Graveyard,” L&J Cafe serves up some killer shredded beef nachos covered in sliced jalapenos. Make this one of your first stops on your nacho tour.
7. Steve O’s
This place is known for their delicious gourmet burgers, so you probably wouldn’t think much about nachos when you’re here. However, order a plate of brisket nachos and you’ll thank me later.