129 N Spring Street Spartanburg, SC 29306
Hours: Mon-Sat: 11 AM – 10 PM, Sunday: Closed
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Perfect for: Casual Meal, Out with Friends, Date Night, Getting Your Drink On
Menu: Mexican and Southwestern Cuisine
Bar/Drinks: Margaritas, beer, tequila, and some other liquor
Good to Know: There are two entrances to Nacho Taco, one is small and leads down a flight of stairs, the other leads to the dining room
Parking: In the heart of downtown Spartanburg, so there is ample parking
Bathroom: It’s a bathroom, what more do you expect?
Tribe Recommendations: The cheese dip (spicy) and the Spring Street Burrito
My love for Mexican food should not be understated. This passion for tortillas, meats, and cheeses lead me to be quite discerning when it comes to Mexican restaurants. So, when I had heard that there was a Mexican joint in Spartanburg I hadn’t tried yet, I knew that would have to change.
One of my coworkers and I were in Spartanburg filming a video, and once we had wrapped, it was time for lunch. We made a beeline for Nacho Taco. The entrance we were closest to (there are two) led us down a flight of stairs and into the restaurant. There is something about going subterranean that instantly makes a place feel cooler, both literally and figuratively.
We were told to sit where we liked, and our waiter was with us in no time. There was a short exchange between my coworker and the waiter on whether they had known each other in high school, but once that was out of the way, it was time for the first test. The cheese dip. Yes, you can get it at any Mexican restaurant, and yes there is no such thing as “bad” cheese dip. That being said, there is such a thing as “superior” cheese dip. I am here to report that Nacho Taco has superior cheese dip. We ordered the spicy version, naturally, and I was thrilled to see the small flecks of jalapeno swirling in the creamy cheesy goodness. The cheese dip was not watery like some other variations, and the jalapenos added just the right amount of spice. It was accompanied by blue corn tortillas, which I happen to love. You can tell how good cheese dip is (or how hungry you are) by whether or not the dip is gone by the time the entrees arrive. Ours was nearing empty by the time our main dishes arrived.
For our entrees, my coworker ordered the chicken nachos, and I ordered the Spring Street Burrito. The burrito was filled with chicken and chorizo. For those who aren’t familiar, chorizo is a slightly spicy sausage that is definitely in the top tier of sausages. The burrito was also covered in queso; to paraphrase Annie Lennox, “Sweet dreams are made of cheese.”
I will try my best to describe the amazing flavors happening in this burrito, but words may fail me. The chicken was succulent and tender, while the small bites of chorizo were smoky and added a pop of spice to the burrito. The creaminess of the queso blended all of the flavors and textures together with its heavenly blanket of cheese. To sum it up: this was a great burrito. My coworker scarfed down his nachos, so it is safe to say they were incredible as well.
As I basked in the burrito afterglow, I was wholly satisfied by my experience at Nacho Taco. It should be important to note, this burrito didn’t give me the usual “I just ate a whole burrito” feeling. If you’re looking for some insanely good cheese dip and an incredible burrito in a fun, relaxed atmosphere, then visit Nacho Taco.
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