Nachos are not an easy dish to master, and that can cause a lot of frustration. Some may even say there’s no greater disappointment than getting ready to demolish a plate of ‘chos with friends (or solo), only to find that they either lack cheese, have an inadequate distribution of toppings, or some other culinary mess up causing them to just not be good. Fortunately, this is a totally avoidable problem, and all that you really need to do is be in the “nacho-know,” aka know where to go for ‘chos. And, if you find yourself in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, then you are in some serious luck, because below is a breakdown of the top nacho spots in town!
One Stop Beer Shop 134 Kingsland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
So you’ve got a show to catch at Brooklyn steel. Or maybe you don’t and you’re just really in the mood for a delicious bowl of nachos. Yes, bowl. Either way, you’ll probably find yourself at One Stop Beer Shop. And I can promise you, it really is the only stop you need to make. These chos combine ballpark style tortilla rounds with BBQ style pulled pork, and it doesn’t end there. They come covered in the freshest toppings including a heaping glob of sour cream and an equally healthy serving of guac. Just be sure to save some of that goodness for the bottom layer of chips that gets a little ignored! Pair with a delicious cocktail or choose from an obviously awesome selection of beers, and you will be perfectly content.
The Commodore 366 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
When you need break out a fork to eat a plate of nachos, you know it’s going down. If you, too, consider that to be a tell-tale sign of deliciousness, find your way to The Commodore. The Williamsburg staple doesn’t necessarily have a ton of menu options, but we all know you don’t need much more than a Cheesey plate of chos to be satisfied. These chips seriously come overloaded with yummy queso, guac, and salsa. They know exactly how to please a nacho lover, and keep you wanting more. Combine with the awesome dive vibes and great drinks, and you will be totally sold.
Jajaja @ North 3rd Street Market 103 N 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249
The new North 3rd Street Market has a lot to offer. From tapioca shell crepes to the great Di Fara pizza, the food hall is quickly becoming one of the hottest spots in town. But we all know a market this diverse wouldn’t be complete without at least one nacho option. Enter jajaja. With Lower East Side roots, the all vegan contemporary Mexican spot is dishing all of its flavorful menu options to the people of Williamsburg. That includes the nachos, which are covered from head to toe in delicious toppings and sauces, including a fresh queso, spicy veggie relish, and awesome chorizo. They are gloriously messy, and best shared with good friends.
Taqueria Diana 367 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
When it comes to establishing good nachos, a question that frequently gets asked is: quality or quantity? Luckily, Taqueria Diana doesn’t make us choose. Instead, they serve their guests a large tray covered with mouthwatering chos that you will definitely need some help taking down. Each chip is absolutely covered with all works- cheese, guac, salsa, beans, and crema, to be specific. Top also with the meat of your choice, or just order plain. They know truly know the key to our nacho loving hearts. Head there on a nice day, make your way up to the intimate rooftop, and crush those beautiful chos.
Teddy’s Bar and Grill 96 Berry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249
So you wanna chow down on some nachos but also feel cultured while taking a deep dive into history? I know the feeling. That’s how I discovered Teddy’s – the oldest continually operating bar in all of Brooklyn, right in our backyard! They serve up a classic dish of ‘chos that’s super well layered with all the desired toppings. They’re large enough to split multiple ways, and if that’s still not enough, you can opt for the loaded version!
Mcondo Los Tacos 502 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
It’s 2 am. You’re drunk. You can’t get a text back. But most importantly, you’re starving, and you’ve crushed a slice of late night pizza for the past 3 nights. Fortunately, Los Mcondo is there for you in your hungriest hour, with a plate of nachos sure to please your drunken desires. Whether you wind up ordering these as a cuddle buddy, or stumbling over to the Grand Street dive, you’re gonna want to get in on this melt in your mouth nacho action. Each chip comes perfectly covered with the meat of your choice sandwiched under the most perfectly melted cheese, drizzled with a white queso sauce to set this dish over the edge. They also boast a serving of fresh guac, pico, and jalapeños. Let’s just say they will seriously make you think twice about ever going for that late night slice of pepperoni again, as you will finally understand late night chos are where it’s really at.
Randolph Beer 104 S 4th Street Brooklyn, NY 11249
The never ending brunch debate of whether to order from the breakfast menu or the lunch menu is finally over, as Randolph Beer has solved all our problems with their insane breakfast nachos. The chips come smothered in so much goodness including beans, cheese, salsa, and if you do it right, pulled pork in all its greasy glory. They’re also serving up that #yolkporn sure to brighten up your Instagram page and ensue jealousy amongst your followers. Don’t sleep (literally) on this awesome brunch spot and their great ‘chos.
— Blair Raphael
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