How to Build the Ultimate Nacho Bar

What’s the best way to kick off a party? Whether your planning for gameday, Cinco de Mayo, or any other party for that matter, wow your guests with the Ultimate Nacho Bar! Here at Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, we make the prep work a breeze by providing fresh and local ingredients made in house daily. Allow your guests to choose from a variety of toppings while following these steps below.

Step 1

This is the most important step to creating the ultimate nacho experience. It takes a balanced foundation to be sure every chip will be properly topped. So after opening up your bins, you’ll need to smooth out your chips into a flat, even layer. (The chips may have shifted during the ride to your tailgate.)

Step 2

Open up the queso container and make sure it’s a nice, spreadable consistency. If your queso has cooled during the trip from our kitchen to your tailgate, pop it in the microwave for 45 seconds and give it a stir. If it’s nice and melty, you’re ready to pour! 

Step 3

Pour the queso over both bins of chips and try to get a nice, even coverage of cheese. The goal: maximum cheesy goodness atop every chip. 

Step 4

Take a spoon and grab the black beans, pico de gallo, and jalapenos. Spoon out these yummy toppings and, just like the queso, you’re going to want to have an even cover of toppings. Pro tip: add as many jalapenos as you can stand – extra fresh jalapenos pack an extra spicy punch!

Step 5 (optional)

Got Protein? Let’s add it now! Spoon out your protein right on top of your creation and let’s move on to our next step!

Step 6

It’s time for the grand finale. You’re going to need to grab your spoon and plop the sour cream and guacamole in nice little spoonful sizes all over your masterpiece.

Step 7

The time has finally come. It’s time to dig in! You could tell your friends and family that the ultimate nachos are ready…or you could just dive right in and keep them all to yourself. The choice is yours! We like to find the most perfectly topped chip of them all for a taste test before we share 😉

We guarantee you’ll make everyone at the table happy! Another fun tip? Our nachos pair perfectly with one of our famous Mex 1 Margaritas – we even offer our mixers to-go. Just add the tequila! Click here to place your crowd pleasing order