Nirja posted on 30th March

Let's Nacho Guys: The Best Of Our Favourite Tex Mex Snack At City Restaurants

Move over roasted peanuts and chips, our pint of beer now has a new bestie — and we are talking nachos in all its myriad forms. Crispy, baked or fried, served with good old fashioned guac or drowning in cheese, whatever you crave you will find it being offered at eateries around the city. A perfect start to every meal, a platter of nachos makes for sharing when you are in good company or even otherwise.


They have gone from Sanchos to Sanchez recently, but they do retain the familiar Mexican menu with new additions. Along with your plate of nachos, enjoy fresh guacamole made right at your table. You have the choice of choosing from different exotic ingredients such as charred-grilled pineapple and pomegranate, or grilled corn and black beans. The dipping sauces aside, you can choose your nacho toppings  — from melted cheese to sour cream, and even chilli con carne with either chicken or beef.

Arbor Brewing Company

When you want to pair the perfect appetiser with your pint of craft beer, Arbor takes its selection as carefully as its beer. Their black bean nachos are served crispy, with the usual sauces on the side and with a choice of adding on roasted vegetables, cajun spiced chicken or grilled tenderloin. We will have that with their signature pale ale, thank you.

Monkey Bar

A funky vibe, with good music, ambiance and drinks seems perfect — but it is about to get better. Rich and indulgent, MoBar isn’t kidding when they title their nachos — the Loaded Nachos, drenched with gooey cheese, with fresh sides of salsa, avocado, sour cream and fresh spring onions, you can even opt for an addition of barbequed chicken. This comes under the small plates section, so share at your own risk.

The Open Box

The quirky decor extends to their menu, with the Papdi Nachos — a take on the classic papdi chaat, with nachos instead. The nachos arrive on a cutesy mini cart, and there’s no denying the chaat touch to this dish. And with the sweet and spicy chicken {there’s a veggie version}, this one packs quite the punch.


Not stopping at a plain cheese sauce, Chilli’s serve a classic style of nachos with a three-cheese sauce along with queso, jalapeños and black beans. The presentation has the toppings served on the nachos, which makes this delicious and fuss-free. If you want to add a smokey flavour to it, we recommend adding grilled chicken.


Apart from their beer, Toit  also gives their nachos a little more extra TLC with wheat-baked versions, and in-house cream cheese. They get additional brownie points with the option of adding chicken or bacon to your plate of fresh and crispy nachos.

TGI Fridays

Old-school American music, with the classic red and white stripe theme — TGIF is the place for gigantic drinks and enormous portions. Their spicy chicken nachos come with marinated chicken served with mushrooms and cheddar cheese over crispy nachos. The veggie option is no less extravagant, with Monterey Jack Cheese {an American cheese, known for its mild but rich flavour from Monterey, California}, pico de gallo sauce, guacamole and sour cream.

Koramangala Social

If you crave the crunch but want to skip the indulgent cheese, we hear you. Social does a Taco soup, that is a Mexican tomato broth, topped with crushed nachos. But if you want to go all out — their loaded nachos, complete with toppings  are up for grabs too.


Giving an interesting take to nachos, Truffles comes with a twist,  with their Mexican Nachos Grande, is a salad tossed with bell peppers, lettuce, nachos and bbq sauce.

Cafes & Coffee Shops

Hard Rock Cafe

Any place that runs a Nacho festival, has a dear place in our hearts. Hard Rock Cafe sets the bar high, with a selection of nachos that have delicious toppings — from Pepperoni Pizzachos with parmesan to Shawarma nachos that comes with a side of sriracha hummus.  The rodeo nachos comes with a cilantro cheese sauce, and for the desi at heart there is a nacho inspired chaat too. Apart from that, they also serve a gigantic sharing platter of corn tortilla chips with mixed cheese and the works.


How can you write about nachos without mentioning Chinita in Indiranagar. This tex-mex restaurant makes their nachos fresh, and also uses them in a bunch of dishes. Have their nacho as is — homemade tortilla chips, topped with melted cheese, beans, salsa, sour cream and jalapenos. Opt for additions such as chicken, beef, prawn, vegetarian or soyrizo, Chinita’s soy version of meat. Chinita also crumbles fried nachos onto their Chinita Salad, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, avocado, roasted corn, dressed with a creamy queso dressing and tpped with grated parmesan. Yum!