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Las Palapas Mexican Restaurant

Las Palapas has two locations in Maine: Bangor and Brewer. "Palapa" is a Spanish word that means  "an open-sided dwelling with a thatched roof made of dried palm leaves".   Everything is made fresh daily including their salsas, chips, and house-made sauces. We went to the Bangor location in September 2022, and then to the Brewer location one year later in September 2023. It's almost becoming an annual tradition to go to the USA and have some awesome nachos at this Mexican restaurant. I have this entry divided in the two different locations with the most recent visit first.  Brewer Location: We stopped at the Brewer Location as we were travelling through Maine to visit Quebec. On this trip, I had giant cans of pop, chocolate bars that we do not have in Canada, and of course we had to stop for some nachos. I like going to as many locations as possible to be able to compare them, and of course to have more content on the blog. We made sure to order the nachos with
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Hunter's Ale House, Charlottetown, PE

On July 27, 2005 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Hunter's Ale House opened its doors, and for years, has been showing tourists and islanders a good time. Hunter's ensures that you leave fully entertained by their live music and satisfied with their delicious food. One of their specialties is their nachos, with 6 different plates of nachos to choose from: 1. Classic Nachos 2. Bacon Cheeseburger 3. Mexican Style 4. Pulled Pork 5. BBQ Chicken 6. Chicken Curry We went again in 2023 and there was no question as to whether or not we were going to have some nachos. Hunter's Ale House Classic Nachos Party for One: December 2023 Hunter's Size Mexican Nachos - December 2022 Hunter's Ale House Mexican Plate Hunter's Size- December 2019 Hunter's Size Mexican Nachos-December 2018 Hunter's Size Mexican Nachos-December 2018 Distribution of Toppings In the past, the chip to cheese ratio was a problem at Hunter's Ale House. In December 2022, ther

Resto-Pub Q-de-Sac: Quebec City, QC

We came across Resto-Pub Q-de-Sac on a very warm September day when it was about to rain. I asked in French "could we have a table inside please" and the server answered in English "right this way." I laughed after being "Englished" yet again, and took a seat inside. I think this was more of a pizza place than a nacho place but the nachos were still good. How did they make out? Resto-Pub Q-de-Sac Nachos - September 2023 Distribution of Toppings Although there is no picture of bare chips left over, the distribution of toppings was not the best. There were many chips left over. Quality The nachos were topped with parsley, many red onions and basically had a salad on them. They were cooked in a wood-fired oven and round chips were used instead of the traditional triangular chips. The cheese was not a tex-mex style blend, and overall the nachos were not very spicy. The pile of salad on top of these nachos imparted a lot of water, which sadly resulted in soggy

Mexicali Rosa's

Founded in Ottawa in 1979, Mexicali Rosa's (Mexi's) is a restaurant that serves "California Style Mexican Food".  Mexi's has two locations in New Brunswick: Moncton and Quispamsis (opened February 2022). We decided to go to the Quispamsis location as soon as we heard that they were open.  Both locations will be divided in this blog entry like I've been doing with other restaurants with multiple locations.  Mexicali Rosa's Quispamsis (KV Mexi's) KV Mexi's Chipotle Chicken Supreme - December 2023 KV Mexi's Carne Nachos - November 2023 KV Mexi's Carne Nachos (round II) - April 2023 KV Mexi's Carne (Burnt) Nachos - April 2023  Kv Mexi's Carne Nachos - April 2023 Kv Mexi's Carne Nachos - April 2023 Kv Mexi's Carne Nachos - April 2023 KV Mexi's Carne (beef) Nachos - October 2022 KV Mexi's Chicken Wing Nachos - June 2022 KV Mexi's Veggie Nachos - March 2022 KV Mexi's Veggie Nachos - March 2022 KV Mexi's Carne (b

Boston Pizza, Saint John, N.B.

There are 348 Boston Pizza restaurants in Canada and over 40 in the United States and Mexico. The Boston Pizza I have been visiting is the one in Saint John, New Brunswick. When you think of Boston Pizza's food, you might think of their pizza, or maybe the pasta. However, they do have nachos as well. Boston Pizza Spicy Chicken Nachos - October 2023 Boston Pizza Spicy Chicken (what was left over) - October 2023 Boston Pizza Spicy Chicken Nachos - January 2023 Boston Pizza Spicy Chicken (what was left over) - January 2023 Boston Pizza Beef Nachos - May 2021 Boston Pizza Spicy Chicken - Full Size - February 2021 Boston Pizza Spicy Chicken - Full Size - February 2021 Boston Pizza Spicy Chicken - Full Size - June 2020 Boston Pizza Beef Nachos - Full Size - 2020 Boston Pizza Beef Nachos - Full Size - 2020 (some chips left without cheese) Boston Pizza Spicy Chicken - Full Size - September 2019 Boston Pizza Spicy Chicken - Full Size - June 2019 Boston Pizza Classic Spicy Chicken Nacho

Churchill's, Saint John, N.B.

Churchill's pub is located on Grannan Street in Saint John's uptown district. Grannan's and Churchill's are part of the Grannan Group with Grannan's being located on Uptown Saint John's Boardwalk area. Whenever I tell people I try nachos around the city, they tell me "you have to rate Churchill's!!!" Many people seem to be of the opinion that Churchill's have the best nachos in Saint John.  Churchill's Corn Chip Nachos with Beef - November 2023 Churchill's Corn Chip Nachos with Beef - July 2021 Churchill's Corn Chip Nachos with Beef - July 2021 Churchill's beef potato nachos with sweet chili sour cream -  Oct 2018 Side view of the beef potato nachos   - Oct 2018 Distribution of Toppings When we went in July 2021 and then again in November 2023, there was a good chips-toppings ratio , unlike our visits in 2018. You can see in the picture above that we received a lot of chips but also a lot of toppings. There were stil

Pub des Borgia: Quebec City, QC

I am sure people are probably wondering if we went to Quebec more than once this year because of all the nachos. I can assure you all these nachos are from one special week in 2023! That was A LOT of nachos and this is not yet the last entry for that Quebec trip. There was such a wide variety of nachos and it was a great trip for nacho research. Pub des Borgia is located in old Quebec City and it is at the bottom of the steep set of stairs called  Escalier Casse-Cou (Breakneck Stairs), and also at the bottom of the Funiculaire . Pub des Borgia Smoked Meat Nachos - September 2023 Distribution of Toppings Pub des Borgia had pretty good distribution of toppings. There were a lot of toppings to go with every round chip. No picture with leftover bare chips required for this place! Quality There was a lot of mozzarella cheese to go with the smoked meat and they went well together. I should note that we did ask the server for extra cheese when we were ordering our nachos. As you may be able

Yousaf's Nachos

It has been too long since I have posted a new entry of homemade nachos to the blog. I really enjoy when someone puts all their heart into making us a delicious tray of nachos. I love seeing what they come up with to put their own personal spin on nachos. Yousaf is a friend who grew up in Ontario, then moved to New Brunswick, and he is ready to tackle some beautiful hiking trails that our lovely province has to offer. He makes an excellent curry, and one day he decided to make us some Indian fusion Nachos.  Yousaf's Nachos - September 2023 Yousaf's Nachos - September 2023 Yousaf decided to use Scoops chips so that all the ingredients would stay in place on each chip. He made sure there was never a dull moment - every bite was full of flavor. There was a coriander chutney, curry yogurt sauce, and the beef was well-seasoned. He used mozzarella cheese which worked well on these nachos. As you can see from the pictures, these had a pico de gallo style topping, with plenty of diced

Archibald Micro & Resto: Quebec City, QC

I was not lying when I said I had a big backlog of reviews! I am writing this review in December about nachos that I had in September. At least it's in the same calendar year! There are six different Archibald locations in Quebec: Lac-Beauport, Sainte-Foy, Aéroport de Montréal, Trois-Rivières, Blainville, and Cartier Petit Champlain (the one featured here). This place had a look that made me think "These guys must have good nachos." It makes me think of that Shania Twain lyric "So you got the looks but have you got the touch?" Archibald Micro & Resto Veggie Nachos: September 2023 Archibald Micro & Resto Veggie Nachos (what was left over): September 2023 Distribution of Toppings It's usually not a good thing when I have a picture of what was left over. You can see the heartbreak that is bare chips on the tray. I would say that the distribution of toppings was alright but not great, hence the picture. Quality I always love a good triangular corn chip.