These Nachos Prove that Melted Cheese and Crunchy Chips Are a Magical Combination

Every day is Nacho Day in Los Angeles

If you exist in America and have ever set foot in a sports bar, chances are you’ve wasted stomach space on some pretty shitty nachos. Erase those foul memories by indulging in a plate of some of the best fixings-topped tortilla chips L.A. has to offer. You’re supposed to share, but you probably won’t want to.

Super Nachos at Bar Amá

So iconic they have an entire hour dedicated to them. Or, if you’re feeling ambitious, you could cook some up yourself. 118 W. 4th St., downtown.

Lamb barbacoa nachos at My Taco

A favorite of Jonathan Gold, the barbacoa nachos at this sunny Highland Park stripmall spot stand the test of time. Don’t be intimidated by their size—you’ll devour every bite. 6300 York Blvd., Highland Park. 

Carne asada nachos at Mexicali Taco Co.

Tender beef mingles with molten yellow cheese atop a pile of chips at the charming Chinatown standby. 702 N. Figueroa St., Chinatown.

Frito pie at Homestate

Does a Frito pie qualify as nachos? Honestly, why argue when you should be fork deep in brisket chili? Various locations.

Nachos Supreme at El Compadre

A plate of special-sauce-topped nachos at El Compadre pairs perfectly with a flaming margarita. Locations in Hollywood and Echo Park.

Loaded Nachos at Downtown Taco Co.

We never knew we needed nachos with cheese sauce and shredded cheese till we tried these. Located at Angel City Brewery, 216 Alameda St., downtown.

Rainbow cauliflower nachos at Petty Cash Taqueria

Give your nachos a modern spin with this version, topped with roasted rainbow cauliflower, crispy kale, poblano crema, pepitas, and jack cheese. 7360 Beverly Blvd, Beverly Grove

Nachos at El Tepeyac Cafe

The nacho plate here is as classic as the cafe itself, which dates back to 1942. Expect a pile of chips smothered with melted cheese, guac, beans, and sour cream. 812 N. Evergreen Ave., Boyle Heights

Nachos Grandisimo from Casa Vega

The legendary Valley spot tops theirs with beef chorizo. Their as classic as the neon sign outside. 13301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks

Nachos at Dodger Stadium

Are you even an Angeleno if you haven’t eaten nachos out of a small, heavy helmet? 1000 Vin Sculley Ave., Elysian Park.


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