Top Five Most Miami Nachos: Marlins Helmet Dips and Tostones for Chips
Nachos with helmet head.
Photo by Lee Klein
3. Helmet Ballpark Nachos at Marlins Park
If you think these are typical nachos, then you need to put on your thinking cap. These nachos from the FanFest concession stands come in a Marlins helmet. The tortilla chips have the Midas touch with homemade chipotle cheese sauce, pico de gallo, sour cream, jalapeños, shredded cheddar, and fresh scallions. You also get to keep the bowl as a souvenir. It's as exciting as stealing a base.
Photo by Carina Ost
2. Tostones Fiesta at Salsa Fiesta Urban Mexican Grill
It is without question that Miamians are bananas about plantains. It should be no surprise that this Venezuelan fast-casual restaurant chain first came to Miami when they expanded to the States. They give you the option of their nachos fiesta with tortilla chips or tostones. The tostones are incredible and offer the needed structural support for beans, cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole ($7.69). You also get your choice of mushrooms, chicken, ground beef, carnitas, steak, fish or veggie. We recently tried with the fish (add $3) and the mahi paired just perfectly with the plethora of toppings on top of the plantains.
Vaca frita on top.
Courtesy of Latin Grill House
1. Sneaky Nachos with Vacas Frita at Latin House Grill
As a pioneer of food trucks in Miami, Latin House Grill has always been a trendsetter. From one brick and mortar location to now their second in Pembroke Pines, we happily reminisce as we stuff our faces with nachos. Sneaky nachos ($11.99 for regular, $15.99 for large) are multi-colored chips smothered in a tangy house cheese with crema, avocado lime, pico de gallo, and a laundry list of proteins. You can get chicken, chorizo, carnitas, Carolina pulled pork, ribeye, fish tempura, soy and chicharron. Or, for an extra $2, you can get the heavy hitters -- premium meats -- carne asada, fire house shrimp, and calamari or the ultimate: vaca frita. The latter is the ultimate in Miami and the colorful pizzazz of the chips and thoughtful artistic drizzle makes these nachos, na-cho average nachos.
Note: for the best traditional nachos, try Los Magueyes where the chips are nice and crisp and they ask how you want your meat cooked on your steak nachos!
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