National Nacho Day is Nov. 6. Tip your sombrero to Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya — the man said to have first topped fried corn tortillas with melty cheese in 1943 — and dig into these innovative dishes.
Salut Kitchen Bar
1435 E. University Drive, Ste. 12,
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 625-3600 or SalutKitchenBar.com
This restaurant does two tasty twists on nachos: hummus nachos ($8) and breakfast nachos ($9). The first puts hummus, feta cheese, red onions, pomegranate seeds and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar over crispy pita chips. The second tops those pita triangles with egg whites, hummus, shaved cheddar, chopped bacon and chives.
Nando’s Mexican Cafe
3519 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert,
1890 W. Germann Road, Chandler,
6715 E. McDowell Road, Mesa,
“Nacho” ordinary dessert, Nando’s Chocolate Nachos ($6.50), stack scoops of frosty vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate syrup and a cherry on a bed of chocolate tortilla chips.
660 W. Warner Road, Tempe
(480) 592-0102 or TiltedKilt.com
Irish nachos, you say? TK Irish Nachos ($6.99 or $5 during Happy Hour) start with crispy, fresh-cooked potato chips, instead of traditional corn tortilla chips. They’re smothered in the restaurant’s signature Guinness Beer cheese sauce, seasoned ground beef and tomatoes.
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