Readers Say

We asked for the places that serve the best nachos in Greater Boston. Here are your favorites.

Readers recommended 37 places to get the best nachos in and around Boston. Here are the top 3.

Breakfast nachos at Casa Verde in the Jamaica Plain. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe

Where is the best place for nachos in Boston?

We asked readers this question last week, and more than 60 readers responded to our survey naming their favorite restaurants to order nachos and sharing why these places win over their hearts and stomachs.

Several readers pay close attention to how the tortilla chips are layered with toppings and the portion of the dish. Others commented on what they like about the restaurants’ recipe.

“They are piled high with layers upon layers of toppings. Hard to even have one chip without the deliciousness,” Gabriella S. wrote about the nachos at Tempo in Waltham. The dish includes Yucatán-style pulled pork, chorizo, pepper jack cheese, queso fresco, salsa, jalapeños, lettuce, avocado, and sour cream, she said. “And the portion, it’s absolutely huge! Highly recommended.”


We also asked our readers to vote on their favorite nacho toppings.

Most readers (25 percent) said they prefer more cheese for toppings, followed by guacamole (19 percent). Jalapeños and salsa tied for third place each with 15 percent of the vote.

We received 30 restaurant recommendations across Greater Boston in total. Below are the top three spots that serve the best nachos according to readers, and a list of all reader-submitted recommendations. 

1. Sunset Cantina (916 Commonwealth Ave.)

Sunset Cantina is a Mexican restaurant located in the heart of Boston University’s campus, featuring tequila and nachos. It’s been named by BuzzFeed and Thrillist for having the best nachos in America. Its location on Commonwealth Avenue make it accessible to those craving their tri-color nachos. One reader wrote, “They’re huge and have great topping coverage. No naked chips here!”

2. The Fours Restaurant & Sports Bar (Quincy and Norwell)

The Fours is a staple among local sports bars. Named after the jersey number of former Bruins legendary defenseman Bobby Orr, the restaurant was first established in 1976 in Boston. The restaurant expanded to Quincy and Norwell, but permanently closed its Boston location last year. It has an extensive menu of American fare, local and craft beers, and a collection of unique sports memorabilia, making it an ideal meeting place for families and friends, especially when they are sports fans. But it’s their Buffalo chicken nachos that readers cite for being the best. “Every chip has something on it,” a reader wrote.

3. Tempo Kitchen & Cocktails (474 Moody St., Waltham)

This Waltham bistro serves everything from seafood and burgers to cocktails and ice cream — and even features live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. You can enjoy the performances while devouring the nachos. “It’s a great portion size, enough to take home and snack in later,” wrote Jake. “It’s the perfect balance of cheese and pico de gallo, as well as the fact that the tortilla chips are warm and freshly made.”


Didn’t see your favorite places? Check out the full reader-recommended list below.

Where to get the best nachos in Greater Boston, according to readers


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