Denver's five best nachos

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Billy's Inn
The nachos at Billy's Inn are among our favorites.
Nachos are one of our go-to drunk junk-food snacks, and we're partial to versions that are gooey, spicy and so packed with toppings that they're impossible to eat without making a mess. Our award for Best Nachos in the Best of Denver 2011 went to El Camino, where the chips are housemade, each stacked with refried beans and tender, marinated meat, smothered with melted cheddar and Jack, then topped with pickled onions, slices of jalapeño and pico de gallo.

But other joints in Denver make great nachos, too. Here are four more of our favorites:

Lola

To get Lola's nachos, you've got to sit in the bar, but it's worth skipping the table to partake. White corn chips laden with smoky strips of pork marinated in bourbon, as well as diced onions and tomatoes, are covered with molten goat queso and topped with pickled jalapeños and onions for a combo that's unique, decadent and the perfect pairing with a Tecate or coin-style margarita.

Racines and Dixons Downtown Grill

Racines and Dixons, two restaurants with different menus but the same owners, share a nacho recipe, too. Homemade tortilla chips, toasted along the edges and coated with melted white cheddar, are piled high with black olives, refried or black beans, pickled jalapeños and mess of pico de gallo; a dollop each of sour cream and guacamole quivers on top. Add steak or chicken, and you've got enough to feed a small army.


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Often what most celiac and gluten intolerant people are trying to miss out on in their dining experience is the hassle involved when asking for g-free foods or describing what the disease is. Of equal importance is making sure whether you have asked or not, that you are not mistakenly 'poisoned' by hidden gluten ingredients or by cross contamination.

Doug Bohm
Doug Bohm

Best vegan, gluten-free nachos, Watercourse Foods. Hands Down!

Angie Russell
Angie Russell

La Loma chicken nachos. Each chip is it's on little nacho delight!

JosephineTomato
JosephineTomato

Pioneer has great nachos, made so you can pick each one up individually instead of one big messy pile, that are really delicious.

Tony
Tony

Fainting Goat's Irish Nachos are in a category all their own. And they Rock!

davebarnes
davebarnes

Little Anita's.On South Colorado Blvd.Order the 1/2. Price performance cannot be beaten.

@LauraWithout price info how can we judge?

JW
JW

Irish nachos at Irish Snug!

Waffle Fry Nachos!

How do you go wrong?

Jennifoodie
Jennifoodie

Damn...I ate at Dixon's yesterday, and I would have ordered the nachos if I had seen this in time. I will say that they do a fantastic grilled artichoke, and paired with a glass of Ave Torrontes white, it's a great light lunch. I'm gaining a new found respect for Argentine wines, and the white in question was perfumed with jasmine and smacked of ripe pear.

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