in search of nacho excellence

The Journey

Nacho stories along the journey, pursuing the quest


The Quest (Introducing a Nacho Criteria)

I have been to many places in Calgary to find the perfect Nachos and upon viewing my reviews I realized they lacked a proper rubric. So upon collaborating with some of my Nacho reviewing partners in crime I devised a new rubric so you can see a detailed description and score for how Nachos have measured up.

Every review from March 19th and on will feature the following categories and rating scale…

Nachos: Here I will rate the chips taste, quality, crunch factor and place of origin (Are they made in house or in a Tostitos factory?)


Toppings: Here I will rate the toppings and their freshness, taste, and quantity.


Cheese: Upon reflecting on my older reviews I realized that cheese should have it’s own category because after receiving feedback from my fans I realize that this is the most important part of Nacho dish. This will be rated on the taste, quantity, incorporate sad and dry Nachos, as well as the type of cheese.


Presentation: Even though Nachos are about taste primarily I believe that if you are going to pay for dinner you should get a show! Presentation is marked on the accessibility of the Nachos, the overall look, and also takes the dips into account. Are they in bowls? Plastic cups? Or in the Tortilla chip bowls? All of these factors will affect if the Nachos are worthy of your viewing pleasure.


$Price$: Also very important is the price point for the Nachos. We live in a city that has many options. How steep can a restaurant charge for a plate of Nachos? Why would I want to pay $20 for a plate of Nachos? Is it worth it? What is the scale of deliciousness that you get for your dollar? I’m here to help you find the best Nachos in Calgary, hopefully without your wallet feeling violated during the aftermath of your Nacho experience.




Well there you have it! The new rating scale! Now you will have further detail on what to expect when ordering Nachos from a place I have reviewed. Hope this is a significant improvement from what you’ve seen on Leave me a comment on what you think and as always happy Nacho eating!

Nacho Joe 😛

Nacho Joe is Studying!

Hi Nacho Fans!

I will have more reviews up soon including Kilkenny, and Baby Tooth Bambinos! But for now I need to write a couple essays and keep up with school work! Thanks for your patience, don’t worry I’m still eating Nachos, but now they are comfort food for my studies.

More reviews soon, if you have any ideas of where I go next comment on this post or send me an email at

Nacho Joe 😛

Nacho Joe needs Nachos!


Nacho Joe needs Nachos! If any of you have any grand ideas of where I should go for my next review comment on this post! Also I’ve received a lot of questions about where to find me on Facebook and Twitter!

My Twitter is @nachojoereviews

My Facebook is

Thanks Nacho Lovers!

Nacho Joe 😛

Nacho Joe is a Student

Hello Nacho Lovers!

I know what you’re saying. “Where is Nacho Joe at?” I haven’t posted any reviews lately. It makes me sad, and I’m sure it make you sad. But I’m here to tell you that Nacho Joe is a student. Lots of papers are due and I am furiously writing them. I will be posting more reviews in December though! Stay tuned. Reviews for Melrose, Salt and Pepper, and Julio’s Barrio are on the way!

For now we must all hope that I get my papers done!

Thanks Nacho Lovers, hope you are all eating lots of Nachos!

Nacho Joe 😛

Happy Thanksgiving! And Now a Challenge…


Hello Fellow Nacho Lovers! I just thought I would take this time to say Happy Thanksgiving! Why not make some Turkey Nachos with your leftovers this year? I have never tried it but here is the Nacho Joe Holiday Challenge. Make some Turkey Nachos and send the Pictures to me on my email. ( The one that looks the yummiest, will be featured on my site! Also send me a rough recipe. Don’t worry I will be partaking in the challenge too!

Found this on the web, it looks good!

Turkey Nachos Anyone?

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Have fun making Nachos! Another review is coming too. Check back later!

Nacho Joe 😛