Chicken Nachos from La Fuente Restaurant

Chicken Nachos from La Fuente Restaurant

Nachos is what happens when you build upon the concept of the simple Guatemalan tostada de guacamol.

Nachos are not a native food from Guatemala, but Nachos have made a big room within the new Guatemalan diet; at least in La Antigua. How could Nachos not do that, if they are made with tostada chips (deep-fried tortillas), beans (black beans for Guatemala, please), guacamol (avocado sauce), pico de gallo with chiltepes chilies, beef or chicken and cheese; all ingredients readily available in the Guatemalan cuisine realm.

Another big difference between Guatemalan tostadas and Nachos is that one is refacción (the mid-afternoon and mid-morning snack, yes Mario there was and still is morning refacción) and the other is lunch or dinner; a complete meal, pues, the Guatemalan version of nachos that is.

In their simplest form, nachos are usually tortilla chips covered in melted cheese. First created circa 1943 by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, the original nachos consisted of fried tortilla chips covered with melted cheese and jalapeño peppers. The International Day of the Nacho is celebrated on 21 October with the International Nacho Festival held at Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico. (Source: Wikipedia)

Have you had Nachos like the ones in the picture above?

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  • http://peppersghosts.blogspot.com/ Sompopo

    This is torture you know. I wish we had teleports or something.

  • http://jedicid@myspace.com javier

    Nachos? Well, they don’t look like the Nachos I know, but I don’t care. This Nachos look a lot better than the ones they serve at “Dodger Stadium”. Gracias Rudy.

  • Raidar

    It doesn’t look like the nachos they serve up here in Canada either, but I don’t think it’s going to stop me from trying to make these today!

  • Raquel

    Oh man! Definately made the mistake of looking at these before lunch…My mouth is watering….

  • Manolo

    Oh my oh my… those are some really yummy looking nachos. Move on TexMex here comes ChapiMex!

  • http://www.fotostycznosc.blogspot.com Bogusia

    oh i’m getting STARVELING when i look on your photos

  • Tyler

    I had the exact chicken nachos at La Fuente about two weeks ago and was blown away. Kicked any nachos ass up north here in Canada. One warning though, the tortillas are quite thick and crunchy!

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