5 Restaurants to Get the Best Nachos in ChicagoAudrey Snyderon October 20, 2020 at 2:05 pm

There are few dishes in this world that satisfy your happy hour cravings quite like nachos can. Not only do crisp, crunchy tortilla chips make a great salty snack by themselves, but they’re also the perfect vehicle for delivering the savory goodness of meat, beans, cheese, or anything else straight to your mouth! Nachos come in all sorts of forms and flavors, and you can try out some real winners at these prime Chicago spots. We have compiled a list of the best nachos in Chicago.


El Tezcal

4305 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago IL 60618

At this Irving Park Mexican restaurant, round up some friends and get a plate of nachos for the table. Order your nachos with only cheese and beans, add some ground beef or even some Mexican sausage! These are the classics done right.



2311 W North Ave, Chicago IL 60647


If you’re looking for the best meat-free nachos in Chicago, the nachos at Handlebar feature black beans, seitan chorizo, pico de gallo, guacamole, and queso. Or, you can stick with cashew queso for a fully vegan experience.

Lonesome Rose

2101 N California Ave, Chicago IL 60647

Start your meal off right with a tasty margarita and a plate of Lonesome Rose’s Truck Stop Nachos. They come with the usual black beans and queso, but also an extra kick of jalapeño and banana pepper. If you need some more protein in the mix, you can always add chicken, chorizo, or carnitas.

Smoke Daddy

1804 W Division St, Chicago IL 60622

3636 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60613

Check out a hearty, smoky twist on the nachos you know at Smoke Daddy’s in Wicker Park or Wrigleyville. The menu at this restaurant in Chicago features the best barbecue pulled meat nachos: a stunning combination of BBQ sauce, chili, cheese, and your choice of tantalizing barbecued meats.

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Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap

41 E Superior St, Chicago IL 60611

Snag a high-quality classic plate of nachos at Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap in trendy River North of Chicago, complete with sour cream and guacamole; or, if you feel like upgrading your after-work munchies, add on some chili or pulled pork.

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