Next-level nachos aren't hard to find, if you know where to look.
Here’s a round-up of some of the best options in the Puget Sound:
Located in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood, the restaurant serves a colorful plate of Cadillac Nachos - fresh baked tortilla chips, fundido, black beans, tapatio sour cream, crispy pork carnitas, guacamole and pickled onions.
But what makes them truly special is the assembly.
"It's all about the layering,” said Chef Kyle Johnson. “You want to put plenty of cheese and plenty of goodies on the inside so it's a surprise - it's the gift that keeps on giving as you eat it."
We offer this unexpected recommendation because the Tukwila bowling and billiards center features elevated concession food made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. That includes their aptly-named platter of nachos, The Big Lebowski.
Smothered in cheddar jack cheese, tomatoes, onions, black olives, jalapenos, and house made salsa, it’s ample enough to share with a friend – or, bowling team.
If you can't do dairy, this new spot in Wallingford has you covered with their vegan nachos.
Made with smooth and creamy cashew queso, fresh tortilla chips, pickled jalapenos and pico de gallo, vegan nachos have the kick and authenticity of traditional ones. If you're extra hungry, add some vegan chorizo.
"People love it, and a lot of people who are not vegans get it because it's that good,” said Chef Oscar Monroy.
This longtime Ballard watering hole was one of the first eateries to corner the market on “totchos” – nachos made with tater tots. The "World Famous Flatliner" has been on the menu for more than a decade - an intimidating but enticing platter of potatoes, cheese, and toppings.
If you’re craving totchos in the South Sound, head to this Tacoma establishment Esquire named one of the “best bars in America.” Their totchos are known as "Irish Nachos," and come with “generous amounts of bacon.”