Food & Drink

The 15 Best Nachos in Houston

Published On 04/20/2015 Published On 04/20/2015
Ninfa's Original on Navigation
The El Cantina Superior
El Tiempo Cantina
MAX's Wine Dive Houston
Los Tios Mexican Restaurant
Stockyard Bar-B-Q
Yucatan Taco Stand
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1. Ninfa's on Navigation 2704 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003

The fajitas at the original Tex-Mex outpost on Navigation earn their cook the title of Mexican fare experts. Alongside the fajitas, staples like mole enchiladas, Oaxacan-style pork tamales, and jalapeño-stuffed Shrimp Diablo (not to mention the head-sized frozen margaritas) take some serious culinary chops, which means these dishes go far above and beyond Houston's other Tex-Mex eateries.

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2. Nobi Public House 241 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77598

Located in a strip mall in Clear Lake, Nobi Public House is an unassuming craft beer hall serving Vietnamese-inspired pub fare. The draft selection -- nitro tap system and cask engine in place -- boasts nearly 50 beers, and they’re served in pints, snifters, or tulips for the proper drinking experience. The list of bottles on offer hits nearly 150, and there’s a growler fill station to take your favorite brew on the road. Enjoy beers with Vietnamese dishes like char siu pork nachos, the Nobi Dog -- a beef dog topped with grilled pork, pickled carrots and daikon, onions, and house Sriracha mayo -- or butter garlic wings. And for dessert, the Bittersweet Sundae topped with two ounces of draft beer.

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3. The El Cantina Superior 602 Studewood St, Houston, TX 77007

This Tex-Mex spot in the Heights offers delicious, home-style dishes like fajitas, enchiladas, and nachos, plus great margaritas.

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4. Fusion Taco 801 Congress St, Houston, TX 77002

Part taco truck, part restaurant, Fusion Taco blends Asian and South American flare for exciting dishes like Chili con Queso and Chicken Tikka Masala tacos.

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5. Bodegas Taco Shop 1200 Binz #160, Houston, TX 77004

At this Museum District Tex-Mex spot, you can order combos, or get build-it-your-way burritos, tacos, nachos, salads quesadillas, tostadas, and bowls.

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6. Stockyard Bar-B-Q 6504 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057

This Galleria BBQ Spot offers great meat and sides, as well as delicious BBQ nachos -- hot and freshly fried tortilla chips come fully loaded with an inhumane amount of queso, jalapeños, and your choice of lip-smackingly good BBQ chicken, pork, and brisket. You can also add sour cream. And you should. You always should.

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7. Arnaldo Richards' Picos Restaurant 3601 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098

Formerly known as Pico’s Mex Mex, we still consider this new spot kinda Tex-Mex. That’s because although they have some pretty sick authentic Mexican fare, they also have nachos, charbroiled beef fajitas, and most importantly, a 48oz margarita that is bigger than your head. It just doesn’t get more Texican than that.

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8. Pistolero's 1517 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

This Montrose taco and tequila temple covers all the bases when you're craving Mexican. From Dia de los Muertos decor to street-style corn and house-infused tequilas, you're getting a fiesta with every visit. It's known for great happy hour deals in addition to Taco Tuesday, when you can snag the stuffed tortillas for $1 each.

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9. Yucatan Taco Stand 24 Waterway Ave, Suite 160, The Woodlands, TX 77380

You can expect great tacos, coconut margaritas, and some of the best nachos in Houston at this Woodlands spot. The nachos come with a laundry list of ingredients, including but not limited to roasted garlic aioli sauce; guac & sour cream; shredded pork, beef, or chicken; and three (three!!!) modes of cheese. They make the perfect companion to the tequila flights you’re definitely doing.