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Here’s Where to Indulge in a Plate of Nachos Around Atlanta

Beef, bean, and even tater tot and wonton nachos topped with cheese, guacamole, and salsa

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Nachos and their many iterations — overflowing with crunchy chips, gooey cheese, and a myriad of toppings from spicy ground beef to three bean chili — are all over Atlanta. But they’re not all created equal. It’s only fitting that Eater Atlanta takes some time to focus on some of the greatest takes the city has to offer. This list spans classic versions to those made with waffle cut fries and tater tots, representing the best places to dig in.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Taqueria Tsunami

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5825 Roswell Rd NE Suite A
Atlanta, GA 30328
(678) 310-1074
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The Latin-Asian restaurant stays true to its culinary theme, even with the nachos. Tortilla chips are swapped out for crispy wontons and topped with queso, pico de gallo, corn salsa, and a choice of ground beef or kogi BBQ short rib. Off menu hack: substitute beef for ahi tuna sushi.

Asian nachos at Taqueria Tsunami Taqueria Tsunami

2. El Taco Veloz

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5084 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30340
(770) 936-9094
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Perfect for people in a hurry, order Taco Veloz’s nachos from the comfort of the car at the Buford Highway location’s drive-thru. The Super Nachos are packed with a choice of meat (the chorizo is excellent,) refried beans, cheese, jalapeños, onions, and sour cream. 

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3. Taqueria Taquito Express

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5018 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341
(770) 455-6255

Don’t overlook this gas station taqueria in Chamblee at the BP. The nachos here come loaded with shredded chicken, queso dip, cheese, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and jalapeños. 

4. Taco Cantina

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2517 Spring Rd SE #101
Smyrna, GA 30080
(678) 424-1826
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Taco Cantina serves nachos with black beans, grilled corn, pico de gallo, guacamole, and onions and a hearty drizzle of queso.

Taco Cantina nachos Taco Cantina

5. Taqueria San Pancho

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4880 Lawrenceville Hwy
Tucker, GA 30084
(770) 493-9845

Located just west of the Home Depot on Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker, this counter-serve Mexican spot offers several a variety of great taco options from carne asada to chicken to tripe to grilled shrimp. But, don’t skip the nachos here. Order the fully-loaded super nachos topped with meat, queso, refried beans, salsa, and guacamole. For just under $9, it’s a hearty meal.

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6. Industry Tavern

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3280 Peachtree Road Northeast #187
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 254-4468
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The glossy sports bar in Buckhead flies under the radar, but don’t sleep on the lobster nachos here. Lobster knuckles and claws mingle atop crispy chips with pico, queso, and black beans for a fancy-fied version of nachos.

Lobster nachos at Industry Tavern Industry Tavern

7. Cafe Sunflower Buckhead

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2140 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 352-8859
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Vegans and vegetarians with a hankering for nachos should head to Sunflower Cafe in Buckhead or Sandy Springs. Order the Supreme Nachos stacked with three bean chili, Daiya cheese, tomatoes, jalapeños, and guacamole. 

Three bean supreme nachos at Cafe Sunflower Cafe Sunflower

8. R. Thomas' Deluxe Grill

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1812 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 881-0246
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The fun and funky Buckhead institution on Peachtree Street puts a healthy twist on their nachos, labeled as “Chips Deluxe” on the menu. Multi-colored chips are topped with spicy, shaved vegetables and white cheddar. Hummus, red bean dip, salsa, and sour cream are served on the side. R. Thomas is open 24/7.

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9. D.B.A. Barbecue

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1190 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 249-5000
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Barbecue lovers should head over to D.B.A in Virginia-Highland for the restaurant’s pulled pork, pulled chicken, or brisket nachos topped with the usual fixings.

Barbecue nachos at DBA Barbecue D.B.A. Barbecue

10. The Original El Taco

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1186 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 873-4656
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This Virginia-Highland Mexican restaurant is so serious about nachos, they dedicate Thursday evenings to the dish. DIY nachos include add-ons like pickled jalapeños, corn, lime slaw, and a fried egg. 

build-your-own nachos at Original El Taco Original El Taco

11. The Nook on Piedmont Park

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1144 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 745-9222
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Switch out tortilla chips for tater tots at the the Nook in Midtown just off Piedmont Park, and order their trademarked Totchos. There are eight varieties, including the buffalo chicken Totchos with grilled chicken, spicy buffalo sauce, blue cheese dressing, and blue cheese crumbles as well as the loaded PoTotchos with cheese sauce, sour cream, bacon bits, shredded cheese, and scallions.

the Macho Totcho tater tot nachos at the Nook The Nook

12. Willy's Mexicana Grill

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Piedmont Park, 1071 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 249-9054
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This Atlanta-based, quick service chain keeps its nachos traditional and affordable. Here the nachos are DIY style. Don’t skip the queso and grilled peppers on those nachos.

Nachos at Willy’s Willy’s

13. The Vortex Bar & Grill

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878 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 875-1667
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The Midtown and Little Five Points restaurants cater to those with gluttonous palates — triple bypass burger — and the nachos are no exception. Start with a base of tortilla chips, “Cheesy-Cheese Goo”, and red salsa. Then, customize at will. Available toppings include: sour cream, fried chicken, burger patties, pineapple salsa, guacamole, and atomic death sauce.

The Vortex in Midtown Atlanta The Vortex

14. Cypress Street Pint & Plate

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817 West Peachtree Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 815-9243
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Cypress Street in Midtown uses waffle-cut sweet potato fries as the base for their nachos. Topped with blue cheese, cheddar, Sriracha, and Sriracha ranch dressing, it’s a sweet and spicy package on a platter. There’s also chicken nachos made the classic way for the nacho purist. 

 waffle cut sweet potato fries nachos at Cypress Street Cypress Street Pint & Plate

15. The Righteous Room

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1051 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 874-0939
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Head to the dive bar in Poncey-Highland or in Brookhaven for a plate of Righteous Room’s Mega Chips. Add salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and then a choice of protein — the veggie chili is especially delicious.

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16. Sweet Auburn BBQ

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656 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
(678) 515-3550
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The Mexican treat gets a barbecue twist at Sweet Auburn BBQ in Poncey-Highland. Chips are piled high with pulled pork, charred corn pico, and queso fresco. 

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17. Manuel's Tavern

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602 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 525-3447
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The historic neighborhood bar is known for politics-watching and satisfying pub grub. It’s also known for their nachos. Order a half or full plate of nachos at Manuel’s. The chips are smothered in a jalapeño cheese dip, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and jalapeños. Customize with pulled pork, chicken, chili, or black beans. Guac is extra, and sour cream is by request. 

18. Superica

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99 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 791-1310
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Not the usual pile of chips, the nachos at Superica (and suburban sister The El Felix at the Battery and Avalon) are prepared individually. The plate comes with each chip stacked with refried beans and melted cheese, along with healthy scoops of sour cream and guacamole in the center. Topping them off with grilled steak is recommended, but there’s also grilled shrimp.

Shrimp nachos at Superica Superica

1. Taqueria Tsunami

5825 Roswell Rd NE Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30328
Asian nachos at Taqueria Tsunami Taqueria Tsunami

The Latin-Asian restaurant stays true to its culinary theme, even with the nachos. Tortilla chips are swapped out for crispy wontons and topped with queso, pico de gallo, corn salsa, and a choice of ground beef or kogi BBQ short rib. Off menu hack: substitute beef for ahi tuna sushi.

5825 Roswell Rd NE Suite A
Atlanta, GA 30328

2. El Taco Veloz

5084 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30340
El Taco Veloz

Perfect for people in a hurry, order Taco Veloz’s nachos from the comfort of the car at the Buford Highway location’s drive-thru. The Super Nachos are packed with a choice of meat (the chorizo is excellent,) refried beans, cheese, jalapeños, onions, and sour cream. 

5084 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30340

3. Taqueria Taquito Express

5018 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Chamblee, GA 30341

Don’t overlook this gas station taqueria in Chamblee at the BP. The nachos here come loaded with shredded chicken, queso dip, cheese, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and jalapeños. 

5018 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341

4. Taco Cantina

2517 Spring Rd SE #101, Smyrna, GA 30080
Taco Cantina nachos Taco Cantina

Taco Cantina serves nachos with black beans, grilled corn, pico de gallo, guacamole, and onions and a hearty drizzle of queso.

2517 Spring Rd SE #101
Smyrna, GA 30080

5. Taqueria San Pancho

4880 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker, GA 30084
Robert A/Yelp

Located just west of the Home Depot on Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker, this counter-serve Mexican spot offers several a variety of great taco options from carne asada to chicken to tripe to grilled shrimp. But, don’t skip the nachos here. Order the fully-loaded super nachos topped with meat, queso, refried beans, salsa, and guacamole. For just under $9, it’s a hearty meal.

4880 Lawrenceville Hwy
Tucker, GA 30084

6. Industry Tavern

3280 Peachtree Road Northeast #187, Atlanta, GA 30305
Lobster nachos at Industry Tavern Industry Tavern

The glossy sports bar in Buckhead flies under the radar, but don’t sleep on the lobster nachos here. Lobster knuckles and claws mingle atop crispy chips with pico, queso, and black beans for a fancy-fied version of nachos.

3280 Peachtree Road Northeast #187
Atlanta, GA 30305

7. Cafe Sunflower Buckhead

2140 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Three bean supreme nachos at Cafe Sunflower Cafe Sunflower

Vegans and vegetarians with a hankering for nachos should head to Sunflower Cafe in Buckhead or Sandy Springs. Order the Supreme Nachos stacked with three bean chili, Daiya cheese, tomatoes, jalapeños, and guacamole. 

2140 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

8. R. Thomas' Deluxe Grill

1812 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
R. Thomas’ Deluxe Grill R. Thomas Deluxe Grill [Official]

The fun and funky Buckhead institution on Peachtree Street puts a healthy twist on their nachos, labeled as “Chips Deluxe” on the menu. Multi-colored chips are topped with spicy, shaved vegetables and white cheddar. Hummus, red bean dip, salsa, and sour cream are served on the side. R. Thomas is open 24/7.

1812 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

9. D.B.A. Barbecue

1190 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306
Barbecue nachos at DBA Barbecue D.B.A. Barbecue

Barbecue lovers should head over to D.B.A in Virginia-Highland for the restaurant’s pulled pork, pulled chicken, or brisket nachos topped with the usual fixings.

1190 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

10. The Original El Taco

1186 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306
build-your-own nachos at Original El Taco Original El Taco

This Virginia-Highland Mexican restaurant is so serious about nachos, they dedicate Thursday evenings to the dish. DIY nachos include add-ons like pickled jalapeños, corn, lime slaw, and a fried egg. 

1186 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

11. The Nook on Piedmont Park

1144 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
the Macho Totcho tater tot nachos at the Nook The Nook

Switch out tortilla chips for tater tots at the the Nook in Midtown just off Piedmont Park, and order their trademarked Totchos. There are eight varieties, including the buffalo chicken Totchos with grilled chicken, spicy buffalo sauce, blue cheese dressing, and blue cheese crumbles as well as the loaded PoTotchos with cheese sauce, sour cream, bacon bits, shredded cheese, and scallions.

1144 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

12. Willy's Mexicana Grill

Piedmont Park, 1071 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Nachos at Willy’s Willy’s

This Atlanta-based, quick service chain keeps its nachos traditional and affordable. Here the nachos are DIY style. Don’t skip the queso and grilled peppers on those nachos.

Piedmont Park, 1071 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

13. The Vortex Bar & Grill

878 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
The Vortex in Midtown Atlanta The Vortex

The Midtown and Little Five Points restaurants cater to those with gluttonous palates — triple bypass burger — and the nachos are no exception. Start with a base of tortilla chips, “Cheesy-Cheese Goo”, and red salsa. Then, customize at will. Available toppings include: sour cream, fried chicken, burger patties, pineapple salsa, guacamole, and atomic death sauce.

878 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

14. Cypress Street Pint & Plate

817 West Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30308
 waffle cut sweet potato fries nachos at Cypress Street Cypress Street Pint & Plate

Cypress Street in Midtown uses waffle-cut sweet potato fries as the base for their nachos. Topped with blue cheese, cheddar, Sriracha, and Sriracha ranch dressing, it’s a sweet and spicy package on a platter. There’s also chicken nachos made the classic way for the nacho purist. 

817 West Peachtree Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30308

15. The Righteous Room

1051 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
The outdoor seating at the Righteous Room in Poncey-Highland Atlanta with two hanging flower baskets and neon sign lit up yelp/dave n.

Head to the dive bar in Poncey-Highland or in Brookhaven for a plate of Righteous Room’s Mega Chips. Add salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and then a choice of protein — the veggie chili is especially delicious.

1051 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

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16. Sweet Auburn BBQ

656 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306
Sweet Auburn Barbecue

The Mexican treat gets a barbecue twist at Sweet Auburn BBQ in Poncey-Highland. Chips are piled high with pulled pork, charred corn pico, and queso fresco. 

656 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

17. Manuel's Tavern

602 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307

The historic neighborhood bar is known for politics-watching and satisfying pub grub. It’s also known for their nachos. Order a half or full plate of nachos at Manuel’s. The chips are smothered in a jalapeño cheese dip, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and jalapeños. Customize with pulled pork, chicken, chili, or black beans. Guac is extra, and sour cream is by request. 

602 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307

18. Superica

99 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Shrimp nachos at Superica Superica

Not the usual pile of chips, the nachos at Superica (and suburban sister The El Felix at the Battery and Avalon) are prepared individually. The plate comes with each chip stacked with refried beans and melted cheese, along with healthy scoops of sour cream and guacamole in the center. Topping them off with grilled steak is recommended, but there’s also grilled shrimp.

99 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

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