We bet those who landed here could have a bowl of scrumptious nachos for dinner every day. Crunchy tortilla chips, topped with juicy meats, melted cheese, sour cream, guacamole and more. Indeed, nachos are soul-satisfying and perfect for wolfing into yourself or sharing with friends. Here’s eight of the best places to find nachos in Christchurch. Plus, there’s plenty of vegan options.
1. Habanero’s Urban Mexican Grill
This tex-mex restaurant is a go-to for the ultimate Mexican feast. Opt for the regular loaded nachos or for something a little different, go for the ultimate loaded wedges, which uses potato wedges instead of corn chips. Both go down a treat!
📍Unit1/32 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
2. 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 come loaded with plenty of beef, onions, black beans, jalapenos, cheese, sour cream and guacamole. Pair your platter with a signature margarita or mojito for the most Mexican dinner experience.
📍 136 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Another Mexican eatery that’s no stranger to locals. Satisfy your nachos cravings with a choice between chicken, beef, vegetarian or vegan nachos, all topped with indulgent 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!
📍 131 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
4. Dux Central
This versatile eatery caters 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.
📍 144 Lichfield Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
5. Mexicali Fresh Wigram
With an array of nachos options, 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. Indeed, the ultimate food porn.
📍 96 The Runway, Wigram, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
6. Slick Burgers
As one of the best burgers places in Christchurch, you know you’ll be treated to a winner. Order the regular nachos or go for the indulgent vegan nachos, topped with vegan Colby, chili beans, vegan sour cheese, homemade guac, sweet chili sauce, bean sprouts, to name a few. Definitely worth the excess calories if you ask us!
📍 254 Ferry Road, Phillipstown, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
7. The Shroom Room
This famous vegetarian restaurant serves gluten-free and vegan nachos. So, you can feel healthy while still diving into your favourite comfort food. The nachos consist of corn chips, sour cream, smoked house beans and lots of salsa. A must-try for the vegans craving nachos in Christchurch.
📍 48 London Street, Lyttelton 8082, New Zealand
8. Pepe’s Mexican Grill
Why not order a quick fix of these droolworthy nachos in Christchurch? With barely any social media presence, this is one of Christchurch’s best kept secrets. Think the likes of Kiwi Mexican Nachos or else the unique Totchos, which are basically nachos but with hash bites as a base instead. Both sets come loaded with goodness.