Best nachos in Vancouver you need to try at least once

Apr 29 2021, 10:55 pm

There aren’t many times in life that getting a giant plate of fresh nachos isn’t a good idea.

Vancouver has dozens of bars, restaurants, and bistros that offer this much-loved shareable, and they do it in different ways.

Whether you’re splitting with your pals over a round or two, or enjoying this cheesy, crispy, oh-so-dippable creation as your personal main entree, there’s no denying Vancity makes some damn good nachos.

Here’s where to find some of the best nachos in Vancouver.

Score on Davie


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Home of Vancouver’s legendary over-the-top Caesars, Score also offers some amazing nachos for patrons. Score’s dish comes with all the essentials already piled on, but you can make some flavourful combinations by adding their braised chicken, chorizo, or pulled pork for an extra zing. And don’t forget to add the mango guac.

Address: 1262 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-632-1646

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Bandidas Taqueria


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This vegetarian and vegan restaurant has an excellent rendition of nachos. Bandidas has four variations on the classic late-night munchie food, and you’ll want to try them all. The Hampton nachos come with cheese, smoky chipotle tofu, pinto beans, spicy Mexican corn mix, and fresh jalapeños. If you’re feeling adventurous you can try the G.L.D Nachos which comes with cheese, roasted pineapples, black beans, spicy Mexican corn mix, and jalapeños for a bit of a kick. You can make any of these nachos vegan by swapping for vegan cheese instead.

Address: 2781 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-568-2224

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Tacofino has a lot of locations, and all of them offer these spectacular nachos. You’ll want to hit up one of these locations and try them because they’re delicious. Made with roasted jalapeños, feta, cheddar, and Monterey jack cheese, with crema and salsa fresca, they’re a great blend of smoky and spicy.

Address: 15 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-899-7907

Address: 1025 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-8226

Address: 2327 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-253-8226

Address: 8 E 5th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-709-0015

Address: 122-1050 W Pender, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428 8453

Address: 1909 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-8789

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The Naam


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This vegetarian restaurant on West 4th is all veggies all the time. The Naam has two renditions of nachos for you to choose from, and you can get them 24/7. Their nachos come with cheddar, mozzarella, and tomatoes with a side of salsa. If you want something a little different to satisfy your craving, you’ll want to try the Tuscan nachos, this dish is the basic nachos with cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, and some jalapeños for those that like it spicy.

Address: 2724 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-738-7151

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St. Augustines


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St. Augustines on Commercial makes their nachos with hand-cut tortilla chips. These crispy chips are topped with the usual nacho fixings and come with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole. If you feel like trying something a little different, you can add their house beer-brined grilled chicken or the pulled pork. The best part of the nachos at St. Augustines? No paying extra for your guac fix.

Address: 2360 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-569-1911

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Salsa and Agave


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Salsa and Agave is a cozy authentic Mexican restaurant in Yaletown, with a street patio to enjoy summer days on. The nachos here are called Killer Nachos for a reason, they’re really good. The dish is piled on with loads of cheddar cheese, beans, jalapeños, pico de gallo, sour cream, and some feta on top of crispy tortilla chips.

Address: 1205 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Phone: 604-408-4228

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Craft Beer Market


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This beer market is a lot more than just beers, they also have tasty food. You’re going to want to hit up this joint for their barrel nachos. Craft’s rendition is not only served on a massive round dish, but it’s truly meant as a sharing platter with the amount you get. The nachos come with jalapeños, poblano peppers, green onion, sour cream, and pico de gallo.

Address: 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-709-2337

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Las Margaritas


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Las Margaritas is a Mexican joint on West 4th in Kitsilano boasting two options to satisfy your needs. The house nachos are two crispy corn tortillas layered with refried beans, melted edam, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, sour cream, and guacamole, and they cut into four pieces. The Nachos Rancheros is where things start to get intense. This dish is corn tortilla chips covered in black beans, melted cheese, salsa, tomatoes, green onion, and lettuce, which is then topped with black olives, sour cream, and a mound of guac. If you want even more toppings, you can add chicken, ground beef, and roasted beef.

Address: 1999 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 778-650-4533

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La Taqueria


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La Taqueria’s nachos here are piled on with cheese from Guadalajara, house-pickled jalapeños, corn, tomatoes, onions, and their secret house-made sauce. You can add any of the many salsa offerings La Taqueria has to sweeten this deal. Get this dish at all of this spot’s locations except the Main Street outpost.

Address: 586 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-565-0512

Address: 322 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-568-4406

Address: 2450 Yukon Street, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0A4
Phone: 604-558-2549

Address: 213 – 1305 Welch Street, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-971-4744

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Memphis Blues


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Memphis Blues might be a barbecue house chain but they do an awesome set of nachos. This signature dish by Memphis Blues is standard nachos that they smother with a load of house-made pulled pork and their BBQ sauce. If you don’t mind getting a little messy, then these are definitely the ones for you.

Address: 1342 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-215-2599

Address: 430 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-682-6220

Address: 302-18690 Fraser Highway, Surrey
Phone: 778-574-3355

Address: 100-3122 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford
Phone: 604-381-3113

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These nachos are delicious if you order them for takeout to watch the big game, or to enjoy them on either of their iconic Vancouver patios. These nachos are served with fresh tortilla chips, spiced ground beef, fresh pico de gallo, jalapenos, sour cream, pickled onions, and cheese melted two ways.

Address: 2210 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-734-3589

Address: 3 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-737-4277

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Bells and Whistles

Bells and Whistles has made an entire menu out of elevating classic pub grub, and their nachos grande are no different. There’s heaps of melted cheese, beef chili, guacamole, chipotle salsa, pico de gallo, cilantro, pickled onions, and jalapenos.

Address: 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-7990

Address: 4497 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-4770

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With files from Hogan Short

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