Nachos for nighttime noshing in Ottawa

Have you got the late-night munchies? There’s a cure for that. Nachos. Can you imagine a world without them? I can’t. Nachos make the world go round.

Monkey Joe's Bar & Grill

1265 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z 8S9

Much celebrated and always talked about, the nachos at Monkey Joe’s are arguably the best in the city. Made in-house, Joe’s Famous Nacho Supreme gives you a choice of chicken or spiced beef, with white corn chips smothered with melted Monterey Jack, hot jungle salsa, beans, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, green onions and sour cream.

Big Rig Brewery Inc

103 Schneider Rd, Kanata, ON K2K 1Y3

Big Rig Brewery’s nachos are filling, to say the least. The hungriest of the hungry come to Big Rig for their massive offering of pulled chicken or pork nachos, with crisp tortillas, an assortment of cheeses, Pico de Gallo, jalapeños, lettuce and green onion, plus a side of guacamole and sour cream.

Ahora Mexican Cuisine

307 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7E8

Translated from the Spanish, Ahora means now, which is as good a time as any to try the nachos at Ahora Mexican Cuisine. Get your nachos either small or large, with corn chips, black beans, mounds of cheese and enough salsa, guacamole and sour cream to make time stand still - at least until you reach the bottom of your plate.

Agave Grill

1331 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3B6

Agave Grill serves Mexican and Southwestern cuisine. Their nachos are crisp corn tortilla chips topped with melted cheese, Pico de Gallo and jalapeños. This tasty treat comes in several versions, including with chorizo, Cajun chicken or ground beef. If you have an especially large appetite, there is also the mixed starter platter, with chicken nachos, cheese sticks and beef quesadillas, plus chipotle mayo.

Lone Star Texas Grill

128 George St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9N9

Get some friends together because the nachos at Lone Star Texas Grill are made for sharing. A helping of Lone Star Nachos comes with fresh tortilla chips that are piled with heaps of Mexican beef, delicious salsa, Monterey Jack, cheddar cheese, Texas chili, Pico de Gallo, jalapeños, green onions and sour cream.

The Senate Sport Tavern & Eatery

33 Clarence St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5P4

The Senate, a popular local sports bar in the ByWard Market, knows that nachos enhance the sports-watching experience. Add chicken, pulled pork or - best of all - steak to a blend of mixed cheeses, tomato, onion, jalapeño, bell peppers and olives atop tortilla chips or inside a baked tortilla.

Pub Italia

434 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4N4

If variety is the spice of life, things are very exciting at Pub Italia. Choose from three varieties of nachos, including their regular tortilla chips with mozzarella, bruschetta salsa and black olives, their Chicken Nachos (all of the above, plus chicken) or their Irish Nachos, which are baked potato chips with mozzarella cheese, bruschetta salsa, jalapeño and sausage.

El Camino

380 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1N1

El Camino is a popular spot for contemporary Mexican plates in the trendy Elgin Street district. If you’re looking for something slightly different from your nachos, but not all together unfamiliar, try El Camino’s Chilaquiles, a plate of nachos topped with pulled pork, a fried egg, Feta cheese and jalapeños.

Sir John A Pub

284 Rue Elgin, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M3

The best thing about having the largest selection of draft beers in Centretown is that they all go well with the nachos. This is all the more true when you add spinach and artichoke dip, along with some pulled pork, to an order of Sir John A Nachos at this outstanding pub.

Quinn's Ale House

1070 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3X3

Sit back with some live music and beer while you relax with the multi-coloured nachos at Quinn’s Ale House. Multi-coloured corn tortillas are smothered with cheese, chunky salsa, cilantro and olives for a festive looking and delicious tasting nachos plate. Add chicken, pulled pork or beef to your order and enjoy where the rest of the night takes you.

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