Get that sour cream, guac, and salsa ready – there’s no bad time for a heaping plate of nachos in Hong Kong!
While we love a treat to fine dining, high tea, and fancy French cuisine, sometimes we just want to let loose – and nothing beats a generous portion of nachos as the ultimate indulgence! While the Mexican food scene here often focuses on the likes of tacos and burritos, nachos are often the unsung heroes of a good Mexican restaurant. Read on to find some of the best places for classic nachos in Hong Kong (and maybe even some American-style nachos as well!).
Check out the best nachos in Hong Kong
1. Te Quiero Mucho
There is no list of best nachos places in Hong Kong that leaves out Te Quiero Mucho. This eatery has a loyal following of Mexican food-lovers that load up on their share of Al Pastor and Carne Asada tacos the many times they find themselves in the neighbourhood. But did you know that the nachos here are just as great and arguably even flashier than those famous tacos? The nachos here are quintessential Mexican fare, with favourites like guacamole and what will soon be new favourites like crema. We love how the beans and cheese create a hearty base with the crispy tortilla chips that get just the right amount of kick from the jalapeno peppers.
Te Quiero Mucho, The Sheung Wan, 286 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3423 3290
2. Xoco Mexican Cantina and Bar
Don’t go into Xoco Mexican Cantina and Bar looking to impress anyone – these nachos are nice and messy! With tortilla chips tossed with beans, jalapenos, cheese, and topped with guacamole, you can’t go wrong with any bite here. These nachos are testament to staying true to a classic and letting the flavours speak for themselves.
Xoco Mexican Cantina and Bar, 37 Mosque Street, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, p. 3620 2323
3. Tequila Jack’s
If you find yourself having a hankering for Mexican food in Tsim Sha Tsui, trek over to Tequila Jack’s to hit the spot. This is another place that serves classic Nachos El Grande that proves you don’t always have to reinvent the wheel to make a good dish. Some of the best nachos Hong Kong has to offer are found here with Tequila Jack’s good plate of tortilla chips smothered in cheese, topped with pico de gallo, jalapeno peppers, and much more. Pair it with a frozen margarita and you’ve got yourself a good time!
Tequila Jack’s, Shop 7-8, G/F, Union Mansion, 33-35 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3428 5133
4. El Macho
Something different you’ll see on the menu under “nachos” at El Macho is the number of tortilla chips in the dish. Hear us out: although many may decry this as a way to get cheated out of more chips per plate, the folks here approach it differently. In fact, this place makes our list of best nachos in Hong Kong because of this different take. Each chip gets loaded up with toppings, whether it be chilli con carne, cheese, or shredded chicken, guaranteeing that you won’t be left wanting on certain bites. We recommend the pulled pork or el pollo nachos, and if you’re still feeling peckish, try the chicken quesadillas as an additional treat.
El Macho, 1 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 2523 2488
While the tacos and fajitas at Tex-Mex restaurant Caliente in TST are definitely worth writing home about, the nachos are no joke either. As with any great nachos dish, there’s deep-fried tortilla chips covered in cheese, diced jalapeno peppers, pico de gallo, seasoned sour cream, and guacamole. With a choice of beef, chicken, or vegetarian, you can’t go wrong with your order here whatever you’re in the mood for.
Caliente, 3/F, 6 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2723 5968
6. Tequila on Davis
Over in Kennedy Town is a little Mexican joint, Tequila on Davis, where you can get some casual Mexican food in a laid-back setting. While it’s already hard to find good Mexican food in Hong Kong, finding great, wallet-friendly fare is even harder. The nachos here are nice and reliable, with melted cheese, jalapeno peppers, guacamole, and more scrumptious toppings. Grab yourself a plate and a drink (or two) and you’re all set!
Tequila on Davis, Shop 7, G/F & C/L, Grand Fortune Mansion, 1 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, p. 2818 1766
7. The Cheesecake Factory
We already know we’re going to catch some flak for this choice, but we need to have at least one plate of good ol’ American-style nachos in the mix! While Mexican food purists may think it’s blasphemous to have a place like The Cheesecake Factory on a list of best nachos in Hong Kong, there’s a place for these types of nachos here. For one, The Cheesecake Factory doesn’t skimp on the portions. In fact, you may find yourself struggling to finish the heap of tortilla chips, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa. Trust us: you’ll more than get your money’s worth.
The Cheesecake Factory, Shop G102, G/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 25 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2791 6628