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Satisfy Your Nachos Craving At These Delicious Christchurch Spots

By Megan Zara Walsh

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Holy guacamole, what delicious nachos!

I’m sure those of you who landed here could have a bowl of scrumptious nachos for dinner everyday. And, we may even go as far to say that nachos are the world’s most divine food. Crunchy tortilla chips, topped with juicy meats, melted cheese, sour cream, guacamole and more. What’s not to like? Indeed, nachos are soul-satisfying and perfect for wolfing into yourself or sharing with friends. Here are seven Christchurch spots that cater the most iconic nachos. And hey, some are even plant-based for all the vegans.

1. Chiwahwah Mexican Bar

Expect delicious Mexican grub at this 5-star hotspot, and more importantly, an impressive platter of OTT nachos. The Chili Beef Nachos Platter comes loaded with plenty of beef, onions, black beans, jalapenos, cheese, sour cream and guacamole. Oh my days, our mouths are watering. If you’ve got an empty stomach, you won’t want to share this yummy platter of goodness. Pair your platter with a signature margarita or mojito for the most Mexican dinner experience.

šŸ“Ā 136 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

2. Mexicano’sĀ 

Another Mexican eatery that’s no stranger to the locals. They serve up authentic Mexican cuisine in a buzzy atmosphere. But to satisfy your nachos cravings, you have a choice between fire-grilled chicken nachos or beef, vegetarian or vegan nachos, all topped with plenty of indulging ingredients. Certainly, it’s the belly filler you need this weekend. They go awesomely paired with Mexicano’s famous Paradise cocktail, which is a passionfruit and mango slushy. What a scene!

šŸ“ 131 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

3. Dux Central

This versatile eatery dishes up some mean nachos to share, smothered in salsa, beans, sour cream and beef. Excitingly, they are both gluten-free and vegan so everyone can enjoy them. With an excellent outdoor terrace, this restaurant offers a fantastic place to enjoy nachos and a beer in the sun during the warmer months. Be sure to pop this on your to-do list.

šŸ“ 144 Lichfield Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

4. Mexicali Fresh Wigram

This Mexican restaurant chain never lets us customers down. With an array of nachos dishes to select from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Think The Notorious P.I.G Nachos that come with pulled pork, pico de gallo, fries, beans and more. While Macho Nachos have BBQ beef, chicken and traditional beans, and Nachos Supreme is layered with beef and other scrumptious ingredients. All nacho sets are customisable, so you’ve freedom of choice. Indeed, these nachos are the ultimate food porn.

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šŸ“ 96 The Runway, Wigram, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand

5. Slick Burgers

If this chain is as generous with their nachos as they are with their juicy OTT burgers, you’ll have found a winner. Their vegan nachos are just as appetizing as regular ones, and come with vegan Colby, chili beans, vegan sour cheese, homemade guac, sweet chili sauce, bean sprouts, just to name a few. Definitely worth the excess calories if you ask us!

šŸ“ 254 Ferry Road, Phillipstown, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

6. The Shroom Room

This famous vegan and vegetarian restaurant serves up the most indulgent gluten-free and vegan nachos in town. Therefore, you can feel healthy while still diving into your favourite comfort food. The nachos come with gluten-free corn chips, vegan sour cream, smoked house beans and lots of salsa. A must-try for the vegans craving nachos in Christchurch.

šŸ“ 48 London Street, Lyttelton 8082, New Zealand

7. Pepe’s Mexican Grill

Head to this Mexican spot for a quick fix of the most droll-worthy nachos in a box. With barely any social media presence, this is one of Christchurch’s best kept secrets when it comes to delicious nachos. Order the classic Kiwi Mexican Nachos or else the unique Totchos, which are basically nachos but with hash bites as a base instead of corn chips. Both sets come loaded with goodness. Certainly, you’ll satisfy your nachos craving in Christchurch here.

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