November 6 is na-cho average day, because it's National Nachos Day! Southern California is notorious for its mind-blowing Mexican food, and Huntington Beach is no exception. To help you celebrate, we're pointing you directly to HB's best nacho purveyors. With this handy list, any day can be an ode to the nacho. You can thank us later, when your mouth isn't stuffed with chips and cheese.
Sancho's Tacos is the epitome of beach eats. On PCH, right across from the water, it's a way casual spot to grab a bite before or after taking a dip. Sancho's nachos offer your choice of steak, chicken or carnitas for $7.75, or just good ol’ cheese with the rest of the fixin's (beans, onions, sour cream, cilantro and salsa) for $5.75. Watch our Tastemade review of this local favorite here.
Sancho's Tacos // 602 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-536-8226
La Capilla Mexican Restaurant
Nachos at La Capilla are offered either supreme for $8.95 or regular for $6.95. Half orders of either option are available. Supreme is chicken or beef plus the standard fixin's. Regular gets you oodles of cheese and the fixin's.
La Capilla Mexican Restaurant // 807 East Adams Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-374-0342
Mario's Mexican Food & Cantina
Look closely, because Mario's is nestled right in the corner of 5 Points Plaza off of Main Street. Blink and you may miss the fact that there's Mexican food right in between Gap and Charming Charlie's. Mario's gives you an economy size platter of chips, toppings, melty cheese goodness and delicious grilled meats. They will even go half and half like a pizza if you're so inclined.
Mario’s Mexican Food & Cantina // 18603 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-842-5811
Las Barcas is a well-kept locals secret, also tucked into a shopping center on Beach Boulevard en route to the shore. A little extra wait for the preparation is worth all the love they put into their food. Las Barcas's nachos start with house-made corn chips as their foundation. Like others on this list, they offer either regular or supreme versions of the crispy treat.
Las Barcas // 21032 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-536-2616
Solita Tacos & Margaritas
Solita offers what they dub "Nachitos Perfectos," and they live up to their name. A hearty platter of chips topped with beans, house-made red chile borracho sauce, cheese, jalapeños, guacamole and sour cream for $9. Add chicken or carnitas for an extra $2.75 or carne asada for an additional $4. And they even come with a duro on top. Read more about this Baja-inspired eatery here.
Solita Tacos & Margaritas // 7631 Edinger Avenue, Suite 1503, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 // 714-894-2792
No Ka Oi
No Ka Oi's delectable chicken nachos come topped with tomatoes, sliced green onions, black beans, cheese sauce and sliced jalapeños, and are offered in happy hour- and standard-size portions. Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m., get the half-size order for only $4. Double the nachos any day of the week for $8 and bring some hungry mouths to share with you.
No Ka Oi // 215 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-960-8300