Nacho Average Food Review

Sliders Grill & Bar

  • Location: Berlin, CT
  • Menu description: “Mucho Nachos” Housemade tortilla chips, cheddar cheese or queso, tomatoes, olives, fresh jalapeños, scallions, side of salsa and sour cream
  • Price: $8.99 (Single), $13.99 (Double)
  • Ratings:
    • Toppings: 4.5/5
    • Cheese distribution: 4/5
    • Portion: 5/5
    • Presentation: 5/5
    • Price: 5/5
    • Flavor: 5/5
    • Texture: 5/5
  • Overall score: 33.5/35
  • Comments: We opted out of getting any meat on the single ‘chos because we already had wings. We did not alter the toppings however, the waiter asked if we wanted cheddar or queso or both and we chose just cheddar. We liked that the jalapeños were fresh versus the typical pickled jalapeños. You can tell the tortillas were homemade; they were perfectly crunchy and not soggy at all!
“Mucho Nachos” at Berlin Sliders

Maggie McFly’s

  • Location: Manchester, CT
  • Menu description: “Maggie’s Nacho Platter” Tortilla chips, melted cheese, pinto beans, black olives, tomatoes, jalapeños, scallions. Sour cream, fresh salsa, house-made guacamole
  • Price: $13.49 (One size)
  • Ratings:
    • Toppings: 4/5
    • Cheese distribution: 2.5/5
    • Portion: 5/5
    • Presentation: 5/5
    • Price: 3.5/5
    • Flavor: 2/5
    • Texture: 3/5
  • Overall score: 25/35
  • Comments: We wish there were jalapeños because the overall flavor was lacking. The platter was quite soggy which might have been from the consistency of the pinto beans. The bottom chips were naked. Cheeseless. Some of the cheese on top wasn’t even melted. The chips were nothing special, definitely not housemade. The price is a little high considering the quality of the nachos is a little low.
‘Maggie’s Nacho Platter” at Maggie’s
The unmelted cheese on “Maggie’s Nacho Platter” at Maggie’s

Willimantic Brewing Company aka “Willibrew”

  • Location: Willimantic, CT
  • Menu description: “First Class Nachos” Cheese | Tomatoes | Jalapeños | Scallions | Side of Salsa & Sour Cream
  • Price: $15.00 (One size) $19.00 with pulled pork
  • Ratings:
    • Toppings: 5/5
    • Cheese distribution: 5/5
    • Portion: 5/5
    • Presentation: 5/5
    • Price: 3/5
    • Flavor: 5/5
    • Texture: 3.5/5
  • Overall score: 31.5/35
  • Comments: We got pulled pork on the side – no regrets. 5/5 for the P.P. Toppings were not slacking at all. However, after the ‘chos sit for a while, they get soggy because the toppings are so evenly distributed. Definitely an OG nacho that is hard to complete with but $15.00 is a little high. A half portion would be good.
“First Class Nachos” at Willibrew

Wood-n-Tap Bar & Grill

  • Location: Newington, CT
  • Menu description: “Monster Nachos” Choose chicken or beef, smothered with cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, jalapenos, black beans and shredded lettuce
  • Price: Full $15.49, Half $12.49
  • Ratings:
    • Toppings: 3/5
    • Cheese distribution: 3.5/5
    • Portion: 5/5
    • Presentation: 4/5
    • Price: 3/5
    • Flavor: 3.5
    • Texture: 3/5
  • Overall score: 25/35
  • Comments: We ordered the half with chicken which was more than enough for the two of us. However, we did not love dollop of sour cream on top of the unnecessary lettuce in the middle of the ‘chos. Lots of soggy chips which we think could be from the beans. Additionally, the toppings were not evenly distributed and the bottom layer was completely cheese-less. We did not favor the chips at all.
“Monster Nachos” at Wood-N-Tap Newington

Spare Time Entertainment

  • Location: Vernon, CT
  • Menu description: “Signature Macho Nachos” Crispy tortilla chips layered with cheddar jack and queso cheeses, loaded with black bean and corn salsa, red onion, jalapeños, and diced tomatoes. Baked and topped with sour cream, shredded lettuce and chipotle ranch. A big plate that great to share with the group.
  • Price: $12.75 (One size)
  • Ratings:
    • Toppings: 4.7/5
    • Cheese distribution: 5/5
    • Portion: 5/5
    • Presentation: 5/5
    • Price: 3/5
    • Flavor: 4/5
    • Texture: 5/5
  • Overall score: 31.7/35
  • Comments: They’re not your typical nachos especially because of the chipotle ranch but we’re not mad at it. The lettuce is not necessary but we appreciate the corn, beans, and red onions. All of the chips had something on them which is rare yet crucial. We thought the price was a little high considering we didn’t add any meat.
“Signature Macho Nachos” at Spare Time Vernon

Roma Sports Bar and Grill

  • Location: New Britain, CT
  • Menu description: “Nacho Supreme” Crisp tortilla chips topped with tomatoes, jalapenos, diced red onions, black olives and a monterey jack and cheddar cheese blend with your choice of chicken, steak or chili served with sour cream and salsa (yes, it includes the mistakenly inserted “a” before monterey)
  • Price: $9.49 (One size)
  • Ratings:
    • Toppings: 4/5
    • Cheese distribution: 4/5
    • Portion: 5/5
    • Presentation: 4/5
    • Price: 5/5
    • Flavor: 5/5
    • Texture: 4/5
  • Overall score: 31/35
  • Comments: Since the meat was included in the price, we went for the chicken. Very interesting that the cheese was on top of all of the other toppings. The chicken was definitely not warmed up before the nachos were thrown into the oven to melt the cheese but the seasoning on the chicken was great. We love that there were onions!! The combo of onion, tomatoes, olives, and jalapenos was perfect. The taste of the chip was good but there could have been more- there was more topping than chip which is preferred over the all-too-often too many chips.
“Nacho Supreme” at Roma

Puerto Vallarta

  • Location: Newington, CT
  • Menu description: “Fajita Nachos” Tortilla chips topped with refried beans, melted monterrey jack cheese, and your choice of marinated steak or chicken, sautéed with bell peppers and onions, generously garnished with onions, tomatoes, guacamole and sour cream.
  • Price: $12.99 (One size)
  • Ratings:
    • Toppings: 5/5
    • Cheese distribution: 4.5/5
    • Portion: 5/5
    • Presentation: 4.5/5
    • Price: 5/5
    • Flavor: 5/5
    • Texture: 5/5
  • Overall score: 34/35
  • Comments: We were Dazzled. Wowed. Amazed. There were several nacho options on the menu but the waiter said these were the best and he wasn’t wrong. The steak? Delicioso. More restaurants should offer steak as a topping because it was so good. The onions and peppers were the highlight of these nachos. Our only critique was the dollops of sour cream and guac that we’d prefer on the side.
“Fajita Nachos” at Puerto Vallarta Newington

TJ’s on Cedar

  • Location: Newington, CT
  • Menu description: “Stacked Nachos” Crispy tortilla chips, fire roasted salsa, cheddar cheese, jalapeños, olives & chipotle crema
  • Price: $10.00 (One size)
  • Ratings:
    • Toppings: 4/5
    • Cheese distribution: 4/5
    • Portion: 5/5
    • Presentation: 4.5/5 (Missing chipotle crema)
    • Price: 5/5
    • Flavor: 5/5
    • Texture: 5/5
  • Overall score: 32.5/35
  • Comments: We didn’t realize the chipotle crema was missing until we went to write the description. It wasn’t lacking without it but it would have been an interesting additional. We wish there was another fresh topping such as tomatoes. Overall, they were really good and the portion size and cheese distribution were perfect as well as the fresh-tasting chips!
“Stacked Nachos” at TJ’s

Superlatives

Most Bang for Your Buck:
Roma Sports Bar and Grill

Would Not Order Again:
Maggie McFly’s

Still Thinking About:
Puerto Vallarta

Biggest Catfish:
Maggie McFly’s

Underdog:
TJ’s on Cedar

The One that Got Away:
The Flying Monkey

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