It's so cool getting a call from dad and he wants Mexican food!!! Dad's buying nachos... Unfortunately these were nothing special, but that does not mean they were bad at all. Nachos are always a good time and hanging out with dad is the bonus.
As you can guess, eating your way through the Mission in San Francisco be it nachos, burritos or any of the new fancy restaurants can be a lifetime quest. I am starting with a place I know and will continue the hunt as long as I can. This week's selection was solid, not a top ranking one but the bar is high. Would I go back, yes I would and make sure I ask for extra chips and no carrots. Special shout out to nachonomics, you can check them out here www.nachonomics.com you will see me sporting their tee shirt.
OMG! Talk about having high expectations. I have been going to Buffalo Bill's for ages but it has been well over three years since my last visit. This is home to what is considered by many to be the birthplace of micro brewing in the US or at least the West Coast. It is also a place that has served up great pub food to locals and the college crowd too. It was a slow Monday so sat by the window thinking if it was only a nice sunny day. This joint has very different crowds depending on the time and day of the week. That said the quality of the beer and food never disappoints. Please cut me some slack as this was one of the first videos I did and never really felt it was worth publishing but just love this place. Try to look past the presentation and see for yourself how great these nachos look.
Took the day off for my birthday and could not find one person to hang out with so what do I do? GET NACHOS :) Feeling a bit lazy I was just driving around town till I came across a joint that I frequently get burritos from; so I think nachos, right? Please don't mind the enthusiasm and the bad shave today. SERVICE: Not much to say here as this is a local taqueria. A pleasant smile and quickly dropping food off on the table so a less than average score. AMBIENCE: They pick up a few extra points for the decor and the clientele that frequent the place, this all pushes the score up over average. Any time you can feel excited about being someplace, the activity or the food just is that much better. ....and it was my birthday :) VALUE: Very Good pricing, considering the area. Many people do not realize that the surrounding burbs of SF can be and are often more expensive. At $7.95 this is well below what would be expected for the portion and the quality. They could get $1.50 more if they wanted, but I hope they don't. APPEARANCE: I nice plate and it was layered but there was not enough to put them into OMG territory. And nothing about the appearance would put you off (e.g. liquid puddles). TASTE: As I ALWAYS say go hungry to get your nachos, and I was. For me taste is helped by everything else, you are in a good mood, you're hungry, the food looks good, and it actually does taste great. Today it was almost a seven, but as we don't have half marks on the scoring I went one lower. I wanted to give them a seven but kept thinking that it was all these other factors and I was not looking at pure taste. Was that wrong of me? Should I go ahead and give in to all the emotions????? Let's see some comments. Location: www.charliestaqueria.com Website http://www.nachohunter.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OfficialNachoHunter?ref=hl Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/thenachohunter/ Twitter https://twitter.com/TheNachoHunter Instagram https://instagram.com/thenachohunter/
This is from my 2015 road trip that covered Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. This is my first try at doing a slide show and shortening the presentation. Please let me know what you think of the format. If you ever get out to Southern Utah for some hiking then Zion is a MUST and so is Oscar's even if you don't get the nachos. If you do, then plan on sharing with 3-4 folks like the guys at the table next to me did. I got a big thumbs up from them as well. SERVICE: Great service from the staff that looked like mostly college students so please tip well. Our waiter did not skip a beat and it was a full house with a few demanding tourists as well (I hate loud obnoxious tourists). AMBIENCE: Oscars is a fun place, suitable for families, couples; only the very snooty folks would want another option. I would suggest waiting for an outside table unless weather prohibits it. VALUE: The price is great given the quality of the chips and meat, as well as the abundant toppings. Also, not that this is a tourist town and many dining options are very overpriced. TASTE: Awesome for the Nacho Hunter. I got most of my favorites spot on. The beans had a rich flavor, pork well seasoned, and tri-color chips!!! APPEARANCE: The little extras of corn and diced tomato blended with tri-color chips in a Southwestern style bowl gave this platter a decided edge.
This is a regular place for me as it was close to my work. for over 10 years I have eaten here probably 20+ times and had the nachos 7-8 of them. You will see I was surprised at the portion but as it turns out they sized it for one, not the standard platter for 3-4. Price however was the same so that effected the value in my score. The standout for St Hames is the venue, it is just a great place to eat, even when it's packed with people dancing to Salsa on a Sunday evening. There is enough room outside for a group to hand out and drink beer with their nachos. Speaking of beer, there are plenty of options both on tap and in the bottle at St James. On to the nachos: The chips are solid and stood up well, not exceptional but good enough to last. The chicken was good but I have had moister in the past; and the toppings are as expected. In the past I have been given the FULL platter when ordering for one and toppings were already on, having everything on the side is ok but not what I like. Please don't pass this place up if you are in the area. It's worth the ping pong, two large bars and the perpetual sunshine we get here on the peninsula.
Ok, so it was a nice sunny day I knew that Sancho's had really good tacos from previous visits, so I figured the nachos would be just as good. The tricky thing about nachos is that what looks like a great at first can go bad very fast. Note that i gave some nice average marks for this review. The taste was good, the settings was ok, they looked good at first, but they just forgot the number one rule in nachos; IT'S ALL ABOUT THE CHIPS!!!! Your chips must be crunchy and be able to hold up for at least the majority of the meal. There should never be a pool of liquid at the bottom of the plate. I may go back one day and give these guys a second chance but with so many other choices in that area it could be a few months. If any Hunters have a better experience there please do a second review or make a comment below.
My buddy David H tipped me off to this place. David said these were solid and worth the drive to SJ. Well David, I got news for you brotha. I think you need to raise the bar just a tad more. Don't get me wrong, these were some good nachos, but they did not measure up to the expectation. So let's get to it; how good were they? Iguanas was just a bit better than average for a joint that mostly does takeout for the working crowd and college students. They were priced to target that audience yet I feel they could have offered a bit larger portion to make the value better. Nothing that special about how they looked either lacking the color of salsa or red onion etc... The one bonus is the location, some good parking options and outdoor seating under some shade trees make your nacho eating experience a pleasure. Service was better than expected. With the many options, the cashier was more than glad to give a run down and make a few suggestions. The double cheese was one and I wish I had taken that option. I was also able to check out the restroom and can report it was very clean. If you were in the area for a meeting, or FANIME or taking a class at city collage then this joint is within walking distance and would be a good bet, even with the large variety of competition for your dollars. David.... next time I'm taking you for some serious nachos, just so you know where I'm coming from :) .
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