The first ever plate of nachos was invented by chance, when hungry guests showed up to a Mexican restaurant known as the Victory Club and the owner cut tortillas into triangles, topped with melted cheese and jalapeños to best feed the masses. After that fateful day in 1943, nacho plates have only grown and become more elaborate, including more delicious and unique ingredients. November 6th is National Nacho Day and we have compiled some of the most nosh-worthy dishes in San Diego.Just steps from the sand in Mission Beach is Sandbar Sports Bar & Grill. Pull up a seat and take in a gorgeous San Diego sunset at the Sky Bar, while you sip on a frozen cocktail and enjoy Sandbar’s Mission Nachos. Mixed cheese, beans, salsa fresca, spicy chorizo-cheese dip, sour cream, jalapeños and guacamole make up this local favorite. For $3 more, add your choice of chicken or carne asada. Celebrate National Nacho Day at Pacific Beach Shore Club, request a seat on the open-air deck and get ready to tackle a plate of tasty nachos. Shore Club’s Nacho Gigante comes served on a plate big enough to feed a group of your closest friends! Tortilla chips are piled high with jalapeño cheese sauce, black olives, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, cilantro, jalapeños and refried beans, with the options to add chicken or sliced steak.Recently opened in La Jolla, Nautilus Tavern is an elevated neighborhood bar and grill, admired for its relaxed environment that pairs seamlessly with forward-thinking cocktails and scratch-made favorites. Try the Small Nachodish, consisting of fresh homemade chips, refried beans, pico de gallo, serrano peppers, queso, salsa verde and a creamy cilantro sour cream. Add smoked pork, chicken, ground beef or guacamole to take this plate to the next level.Del Sur Mexican Cantina, located in the heart of South Park, strives to bring quality Mexican fare with a healthy twist to neighbors and visitors alike. Check out the appetizer portion of the menu for Del Sur’s Nachos, made with a three-cheese mix, salsa fresca, house pickled jalapeños, beans, avo-serrano sauce and a poblano crema. An assortment of different meats such as shredded beef, chicken, carne asada, pollo asado or carnitas can be included for an additional cost. On Monday, Nov. 6th if you mention “National Nacho Day”, you’ll get happy hour pricing on nachos from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.If you find yourself in the Hillcrest neighborhood on National Nacho Day, make a point to stop into The Rail, a longstanding icon of San Diego. For a cheesy meal with a slight kick, try their Loaded Nachos, consisting of tortilla chips smothered in house made nacho cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream and jalapeños. Add guacamole, shredded chicken or beef to make this dish fully satisfying.
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