A Chip in Nachos Clothing

ChilisTake a nice long look at the image to the left. It’s a picture of Chili’s Restaurant starter called "Classic Nachos." Now riddle me this? Does it look appetizing? See how the cheese is dripping off the chip while the single jalapeno clings on for dear life? If you said, "yes" I would have to agree with you. In fact, I can tell you first hand that these are delicious. Unfortunately, delicious or not, I question the validity of these nachos. Yes, they have all the correct ingredients of a solid nacho, but presentation is key. And last I checked, Iron Chef believes presentation is worth 5 out of a total 20 points.

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These nachos are meticulously arranged in a circular shape around
the outer edge of the plate. Then each chip has one pepper slice placed
on top of the melted cheese in the center. Taking presentation one step
further, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream is dolloped in the center of
the plate.

To call this appetizer "Classic Nachos" is plain wrong. These are
far from "classic." Instead, if they were renamed "Chili’s Ringadinger
Nacho Platter" I wouldn’t have any complaints.

The vote is in, and my
score is as follows:

Taste: 5/10
Presentation: 4/5
Total: 9/15

9 thoughts on “A Chip in Nachos Clothing”

  1. I absolutely despise Chili’s “NACHOS” for the mere fact that it does not satisfy my Nacho Rule #1- The order MUST satisfy my hunger!!!! I’m sorry, but 12 chips with nacho ingrdients doesn’t cut it. What if I was put in the position where I had to share!?!?!

  2. So what kind of cheese does Chili’s use on their nachos?
    (Actually… who can list ALL of the ingredients?)

  3. I also despise Chili’s “Classic Nachos”. They are not classic and ordering them, while expecting the classic will result in disappointment. Ordering them, knowing what they are, is just wrong.
    The chips are so coated with the chili/”smattering of beef”/cheese mixture that they are nothing but grease rags by the time you have eaten halfway around the plate. I had no problem being left hungry, these nachos were so greasy and gross that they just plain took my appetite away.

  4. Are you kidding me? These are definitely a step up from normal nachos. With real cheddar cheese and spicy beans, they are really amazing.

  5. To JesKa – if placed in the position where I had to share… It’s an APPETIZER, not a main dish. It’s supposed to wet your appetite, not fill you up.

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