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11 Wonderfully Messy Nachos to Seek Out in South Florida

From the classic sport’s bar variety to unique new takes

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Nachos are hands down one of the most crowd pleasing foods and are perfect for a group appetizer or a game day snack. What’s not to love when there’s warm tortilla chips dressed with cheese and an array of fun toppings? Especially when they are so simple to adapt to one’s liking or dietary restrictions. From traditional to fusion and even Jewish deli inspired, South Florida’s nacho game is on point.

They may be an easy-to-share dish, but here are 11 plates of nachos that are so good, sharing may not happen at all.

Editor’s Note: A number of South Florida restaurants have resumed indoor and outdoor dining services. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for on-site dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Florida Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. For those wanting to find the best takeout and dining options throughout Miami, please visit here.

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1. Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar (Multiple locations)

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1313 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 524-9550
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At Rocco’s Taco the brisket nachos are stacked high with sour cream, black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, chihuahua cheese, pickled jalapenos, chile de arbol, chipotle salsa and of course brisket. Find more locations here.

2. Kush by Stephens

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1000 E 16th St
Hialeah, FL 33010
(305) 887-8863
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Those looking for a fun twist of flavor when it comes to ordering nachos should head to Kush by Stephen’s in Hialeah. Here the restaurant serves pastrami nachos that are exactly what it sounds like — think piles of peppery homemade pastrami with cheddar cheese, topped with pico and sour cream.

3. Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina

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4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 674-4636
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A sleeper hit on Fontainebleau’s basement restaurant, Pizza & Burger, these nachos are so massive they’re served on a pizza pan. The large serving of nachos are perfect for a group and are loaded with as much salsa rosa, beef chili, avocado cream, pico de gallo, melty nacho cheese, and queso fresco as the pan can hold.

4. The Taco Stand

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313 NW 25th St
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 580-4948
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While it’s not quite nachos — the Mar y Tierra fries at Wynwood’s The Taco Stand are just as decorated in toppings simply replacing the tortilla chips with thick cut seasoned fries. The fries are topped with grilled shrimp and flame grilled angus steak, guacamole, sour cream, and tons of nacho cheese.

5. Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company

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237 20th St suite b
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 763-8217
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These cauliflower nachos by James Beard Award winner, Michelle Bernstein, say on the menu that they serve two — but sharing is definitely optional. They’re made with blended cheese, sautéed cauliflower, avocado crema, radishes, pickled jalapeños, pomegranate seeds, on top of still warm tortilla chips, with an option to add grilled chicken. Bonus: the kitchen is open late (in a non-Covid-19 world that’s 4 a.m. but currently until midnight).

6. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila South Beach

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1220 16th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 704-2145
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The beloved late night taco spot is also home to loaded carne asada nachos, expertly assembled with grilled ribeye steak, chili queso, cotija, red onion, tomato, cilantro, chili crema, and sliced jalapeño.

7. Taquerias El Mexicano

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521 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 456-5905
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There’s something special about a plate of nachos where each individual chip is coated in gooey cheese and flavorful toppings. The Garnachos at Taquerias el Mexicano filled that very desire with a bed of tortilla chips covered in refried beans and cheese, tomato, and garnished with guacamole and sour cream.

8. A-Mari-Mix Fresh Mex Fusion + Ice Cream

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9700 SW 24th St d
Miami, FL 33165
(305) 603-9134
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At a family-owned Mexican fusion restaurant in Westchester, nacho lovers will find a hearty plate of nachos with choice of carnitas, steak, or ropa vieja. The crispy corn tortilla chips are then topped with refried pinto beans, covered with cheese, topped with arbol, sour cream, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and jalapeños.

9. Flanigan's Seafood Bar and Grill

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2721 Bird Ave
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 446-1114
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No Miami nacho list would be complete without a Flanigan’s mention. This Miami establishment serves loaded nachos in the form of a small mountain of crispy homemade white corn tortilla chips piled with beef and bean chili, melted cheese, pico di gallo, jalapeños, shredded lettuce, guacamole, and sour cream. Pro tip: score free loaded nachos with the purchase of a pitcher of beer, iced tea, lemonade, or soda every Monday from open to close.

10. Ernesto's Mexican Taco Shop

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8845 SW 107th Ave
Miami, FL 33176
(305) 412-7250
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With just the right toppings to tortilla chip ratio, Ernesto’s Taco Shop gives diners six different perfectly seasoned protein options that are piled with Mexican cheese, pico de gallo, cilantro, guacamole and sour cream.

11. Tacos & Tattoos, Kendall

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11790 SW 104th St
Miami, FL 33186
(786) 803-8316
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Another example of not technically nachos — but still worthy of this list — are the Cali fries at Tacos & Tattoos made using skinny Cajun fries in lieu of tortilla chips. Start out by picking a protein with options like jerk chicken, slow roasted carnitas, garlic shrimp, or ginger soy tofu that’s finished off with melted cheese and a bevy of toppings.

1. Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar (Multiple locations)

1313 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

At Rocco’s Taco the brisket nachos are stacked high with sour cream, black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, chihuahua cheese, pickled jalapenos, chile de arbol, chipotle salsa and of course brisket. Find more locations here.

1313 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

2. Kush by Stephens

1000 E 16th St, Hialeah, FL 33010

Those looking for a fun twist of flavor when it comes to ordering nachos should head to Kush by Stephen’s in Hialeah. Here the restaurant serves pastrami nachos that are exactly what it sounds like — think piles of peppery homemade pastrami with cheddar cheese, topped with pico and sour cream.

1000 E 16th St
Hialeah, FL 33010

3. Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina

4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

A sleeper hit on Fontainebleau’s basement restaurant, Pizza & Burger, these nachos are so massive they’re served on a pizza pan. The large serving of nachos are perfect for a group and are loaded with as much salsa rosa, beef chili, avocado cream, pico de gallo, melty nacho cheese, and queso fresco as the pan can hold.

4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

4. The Taco Stand

313 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127

While it’s not quite nachos — the Mar y Tierra fries at Wynwood’s The Taco Stand are just as decorated in toppings simply replacing the tortilla chips with thick cut seasoned fries. The fries are topped with grilled shrimp and flame grilled angus steak, guacamole, sour cream, and tons of nacho cheese.

313 NW 25th St
Miami, FL 33127

5. Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company

237 20th St suite b, Miami Beach, FL 33139

These cauliflower nachos by James Beard Award winner, Michelle Bernstein, say on the menu that they serve two — but sharing is definitely optional. They’re made with blended cheese, sautéed cauliflower, avocado crema, radishes, pickled jalapeños, pomegranate seeds, on top of still warm tortilla chips, with an option to add grilled chicken. Bonus: the kitchen is open late (in a non-Covid-19 world that’s 4 a.m. but currently until midnight).

237 20th St suite b
Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila South Beach

1220 16th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The beloved late night taco spot is also home to loaded carne asada nachos, expertly assembled with grilled ribeye steak, chili queso, cotija, red onion, tomato, cilantro, chili crema, and sliced jalapeño.

1220 16th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. Taquerias El Mexicano

521 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130

There’s something special about a plate of nachos where each individual chip is coated in gooey cheese and flavorful toppings. The Garnachos at Taquerias el Mexicano filled that very desire with a bed of tortilla chips covered in refried beans and cheese, tomato, and garnished with guacamole and sour cream.

521 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33130

8. A-Mari-Mix Fresh Mex Fusion + Ice Cream

9700 SW 24th St d, Miami, FL 33165

At a family-owned Mexican fusion restaurant in Westchester, nacho lovers will find a hearty plate of nachos with choice of carnitas, steak, or ropa vieja. The crispy corn tortilla chips are then topped with refried pinto beans, covered with cheese, topped with arbol, sour cream, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and jalapeños.

9700 SW 24th St d
Miami, FL 33165

9. Flanigan's Seafood Bar and Grill

2721 Bird Ave, Miami, FL 33133

No Miami nacho list would be complete without a Flanigan’s mention. This Miami establishment serves loaded nachos in the form of a small mountain of crispy homemade white corn tortilla chips piled with beef and bean chili, melted cheese, pico di gallo, jalapeños, shredded lettuce, guacamole, and sour cream. Pro tip: score free loaded nachos with the purchase of a pitcher of beer, iced tea, lemonade, or soda every Monday from open to close.

2721 Bird Ave
Miami, FL 33133

10. Ernesto's Mexican Taco Shop

8845 SW 107th Ave, Miami, FL 33176

With just the right toppings to tortilla chip ratio, Ernesto’s Taco Shop gives diners six different perfectly seasoned protein options that are piled with Mexican cheese, pico de gallo, cilantro, guacamole and sour cream.

8845 SW 107th Ave
Miami, FL 33176

11. Tacos & Tattoos, Kendall

11790 SW 104th St, Miami, FL 33186

Another example of not technically nachos — but still worthy of this list — are the Cali fries at Tacos & Tattoos made using skinny Cajun fries in lieu of tortilla chips. Start out by picking a protein with options like jerk chicken, slow roasted carnitas, garlic shrimp, or ginger soy tofu that’s finished off with melted cheese and a bevy of toppings.

11790 SW 104th St
Miami, FL 33186

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