Nacho platters in Toronto that you won’t wanna share

Creating the perfect plate of nachos requires a fine balance; too few toppings will leave you underwhelmed but go overboard and you’ve got a soggy mess. Clearly this is a snack that’s best left to the experts. Here are a few Toronto bars and restaurants serving up adventurous nacho platters that are ideal for sharing — or not.

Sneaky Dee's Ltd

431 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1T1

Inhaling a late-night plate of nachos at this College Street dive bar is an unofficial rite of passage for all Torontonians. The aptly named Kings Crown platter is the undisputed ruler on the menu. The reigning snack dish features crispy tortillas blanketed with salsa, frijoles, ground beef, tomatoes, onions, peppers, jalapenos and melted cheese topped with hearty helpings of sour cream and guacamole.

El Trompo

277 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2M1

Soak up the authentic Mexican vibe at this friendly Kensington Market taqueria. The traditional nachos stick to the classic toppings: corn chips, queso fundido, refried beans and pico de gallo. Make it a real fiesta and wash your nachos down with a zesty margarita.

Dog And Bear

1100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H9

You might not expect a traditional British pub to excel at a distinctly Mexican dish, but you’ll be eating your words after you try the buffalo chicken nachos at this Queen West haunt. Crispy tortillas are heaped with fried chicken thighs, Frank’s Red Hot sauce, blue cheese, pickles, onions, tomatoes and iceberg lettuce. The equally adventurous cheesesteak nachos feature steak, American cheese, mushrooms, caramelized onions and pickled hot peppers.

Utopia Cafe Grill

586A College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B3

This Little Italy café and grill attracts a crowd with its affordable palate-pleasing fare. Settle in on the year-round back patio and dig in to the Utopia nachos piled high with grilled chicken, steak and guacamole. The filling plateful is perfect for sharing as an appetizer among friends or (let’s be honest) as a meal for one. Even better, visit on a Monday between 4pm and 6pm and enjoy those same nachos at half the price.

St James Gate

5140 Dundas St W, Etobicoke, ON M9A 1C2

Enjoy a casual atmosphere, live music and filling nacho platters at this authentic Irish pub on the cusp of Etobicoke. The namesake St. James’s nachos feature crispy corn tortilla chips, black olives, jalapenos, diced field tomatoes and green onions topped with a three-cheese blend. Ramp up the snack with chicken, meat sauce or extra cheese and pair with a pint of Guinness for a delicious round of Mexican/Irish fusion.

Victory Cafe

440 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X5

You’ll find this hidden gem tucked inside a classic Victorian home along a quaint stretch of restaurants in Mirvish Village. Grab a spot on the patio or enjoy the intimate dining room inside and order up the signature Victory nachos served with cheddar and mozzarella, red peppers, jalapeños, salsa and sour cream. Add some veggie chili to make them extra filling.

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