The origin of nachos

Updated: Oct 22, 2021



We all enjoy tasty nachos, especially in the company of good friends. Learn about the origin of this curious dish.


The original place plate of nachos is made with tortilla chips, melted cheese and jalapeños. The first time was produced, it was for a group of women, all of them wives of US military officers. This happen in 1943, at the Victoria Club, in Piedras Negras, Coahuila Mexico.


The creator of this dish was the maīthre d' hôtel himself, Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya. Unable to find the cook, he decided to take care of it himself. He combined some easy-to-get ingredients and presented them with canapés (tortilla chips), cheese and jalapeño peppers


The dish was named after his nickname and began to be advertised on both sides of the boarder as "Nacho Specials." It was so popular from the start that, in the 1960s, it became,e a staple of Tex-me cuisine.


A man named Frank Liberto has the merit having made nachos an international success , as he had the idea of offering them in sports stadiums in the United State.


The most common ingredients used today are Cheese, lettuce, tomato, guacamole, onions, pico de Gallo,sour cream and Meat, and there is even a special event called the international Nacho Festival, which is held every October in Piers Negras, Mexico.




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