Nachos Are the Most Important Bar Food

El Xolo, the new kitchen in Nacho Borracho, serves a perfect version of the inherently sociable appetizer.

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I have been to the El Borracho in Ballard, three times. I got the nachos every time Every time I regretted it. The only two other people I know who have ordered Borracho's nachos have all said the same thing: They are horrible. It seems they use the dish to get rid of the tortilla dregs at the bottom of their bag just little tortilla crumbs under a big mes of toppings. They are a freaking joke. .

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I have been to the El Borracho in Ballard, three times. I got the nachos every time Every time I regretted it. The only two other people I know who have ordered Borracho's nachos have all said the same thing: They are horrible. It seems they use the dish to get rid of the tortilla dregs at the bottom of their bag, just little tortilla crumbs under a big mess of toppings. They are a freaking joke. .

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Are Nacho Borracho and El Borracho related? They seem to have very different vibes.

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Charles, my wife and I have been trying out the nachos at various bars around the south side. One of our favorites is a place very local to you, the Hummingbird Saloon. You may want to check them out.

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Referring to light pollution as "light population" is the most Charles Mudede Urbanism thing ever. I love it. [chef-mwah-fingers]

What the hell DO you do with the crumbs at the bottom of the chip bag. Throw away valid food? It is a problem. Survey the Stranger newsroom.

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1 and #2, Charles is talking about Nacho Borracho on Broadway, across from the light rail station. You’re talking about El Borracho in Ballard, nowhere near a light rail station. But still, thanks for the heads up about El Borracho.

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@8,

Makes sense, as that pictured plate looks pretty freaking spectacular.

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@6

I'm not the puritan scold myself, but I do wonder how Our Bumbling Mudede manages to knock back a few at this place, plus a couple at Oddfellows, stop downtown to hit the wine bar, and then walk up to Safeway for a bottle of Prosecco at the other end of his commute. And when does he pick up the wine he buys at convenience stores? Is that a lunchtime thing?

Don't get me wrong, I'm more impressed than upset. I'm not much younger than Charles, but holy crap it would take me a week to recover if I drank like that for even one day. Do paid writers really still live like this?

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Great article. I absolutely love "stadium" style nachos with cheese-like sauce.

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Oh dear. As a widow with no remaining living friends, now I can't even order nachos for myself in public without risking judgment from the almighty "journalist". Thankfully I can make my own killer nachos at home and vape my way through The Good Place and enjoy my life as I see fit.