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A Taste of Mexico: The Best Nachos in Perth

The first nachos were said to have been invented in Piedras Negras, Mexico, in 1940, with just three ingredients. As the story goes, a group of women walked into the Victory Club in Piedras outside business hours. Aiming to please, Ignacio Anaya, the maître d’hôtel known as Nacho, ran to the kitchen and made a quick appetizer with ingredients he found. Today’s nachos know no end to their variations: They can have a number of seasoned layers, like these bricklayer-style nachos, or these vegetarian bean nachos, or simply be topped with cheese sauce.

The Mexican staple is a beloved recipe – so, much so that it takes the title of the world’s third most popular snack and is the perfect accompaniment to a tequila cocktail on a pleasant summer’s day. If you’re on the hunt to find some of the best nachos in Perth, here are the places to appease your appetite.

Pancho’s Mexican Villa Restaurant

Location: 885 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park

Five minutes from the CBD, Pancho’s laid-back, lively atmosphere and delicious Mexican dining makes it a popular place. The nachos on the menu includes, supreme nachos, jalapeño nachos, carne nachos and pollo nachos all offering a different take on the classic. Plus on Mondays you can get any one of these dishes for half price.

Caballitos

Location: 26 Queen St, Perth

For authentic Mexican fun vibes in the CBD, Caballitos has all the tequila, tacos and nachos you could ever want. While technically totopos, the freshly fried corn chips, guacamole and salsa is still a must-try. Wash the delicious snack down with one of its many feisty cocktails.

El Grotto

Location: Shop 5/148 The Esplanade, Scarborough

The niche Mexican bar on the edge of the Scarborough beachfront precinct delivers brilliant nachos with a sea view. It’s nacho dish is made of guacamole, cheese, pico de gallo, black beans, spring onion crema, pickled jalapeños and tortilla chips and you can also add chorizo for something a little more special.

Varsity

Locations: Morley, Joondalup, Nedlands, Fremantle, Waterford and Northbridge

With locations both north and south of the river as well as in-land, you’re unlikely to be far from one of the American sports bars. The extensive menu is filled with the best pub food, including burgers and fries but it also offers a quality stack of either meat or vege nachos. Comprising Birria braised beef, corn chips, jalapeños, cheese whip, red onion, chopped tomato, and coriander and avocado salsa verde, it would be a struggle to find nachos more flavoursome than at Varsity.

Al Pastor Taqueria and Tequila Bar

Location: 1 James St, Fremantle

The quintessential Mexican bar treats customers to “Tacos, Tequila & Good Vibes”. On the menu, you’ll find some of the best loaded nachos with a choice of pork, chicken, beef or vege carnitas. They’re topped with queso cheese sauce, Mexican blend cheddar, crema, salsa, jalapeno, onion and coriander. The bar also offers guac nachos with corn chips beside the guacamole, salsa and crema dips.

Al Pastor taqueria and tequila bar
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Mexican Kitchen

Location: 19 South Terrace, Fremantle

The family-owned venue in Perth’s south port of Fremantle serves up a ‘menu of Mexican street food dishes designed to share’. It’s a choice of four nacho flavour options including sonora, vege con mas, macho nachos and kitchen nachos all served with corn chips, cheese and nacho salsa.

Los Gringos

Location: 10 Old Perth Rd, Bassendean

In Bassendean enjoy an authentic Tex-Mex feast offering ‘all your favourite classics with modern twist’. Nacho fans can choose from a range of nachos as well as a wide selection of Mexican dishes and fresh cocktails.

Why not wash those delicious nachos down at one of Perth’s best cocktail bars?

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