Nachos, easy to make, hard to eat. A simple snack or appetizer that can easily turn into a meal. Many places in Tucson serve nachos but I can tell you the places to get the best nachos in Tucson.

1. Gentle Ben’s


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Described as a “grande serving,” Gentle Ben’s loads up their homemade tortilla chips with pico de gallo, green chili, black beans, Monterey jack and cheddar cheese. Don’t forget to try their homemade salsa too.

2. Pasco


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With an “urban farm” inspired menu, Pasco’s T-town Nachos represent their emphasis on fresh and local ingredients. On top of a mountain of tortilla chips, Pasco piles Oaxaca, jalapeño, tomato, green onion, cilantro, grilled onions, drunken beans and your choice of pork, beef, chicken or vegetables.

3. Frog and Firkin


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Accompanied by their homemade salsa, cheddar cheese-smothered nachos. Add chicken, sausage, bacon or any additional toppings for an extra charge.

4. Bison Witches


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Just because they’re known for their sandwiches doesn’t mean they can’t make nachos. Bison Witches even gives you a couple different options. Choose their Chili Cheese Nachos for tortilla chips covered in chili, queso, tomatoes, cheddar and jalapeños, or choose the Chicken Cheese Nachos for tortilla chips topped with lettuce, chicken, cheddar, tomatoes, queso, a side of sour cream and salsa.

5. Blanco Tacos + Tequila


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Deep in the Catalina Foothills brings you to Blanco for their authentic, south-of-the-border cuisine. Blanco’s Nachos Con Queso Blanco tortilla chips hold avocado, crema fresca, black beans, pico de gallo and your choice of short rib or chicken.

6. Rubio’s


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Melted cheddar and jack cheeses, pinto beans, guacamole, sour cream and salsa all on top of a bed of tortilla chips. If that’s not enough, you can add any extra toppings you want including chicken, beef and fish.

7. El Charro Cafe


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El Charro piles beans, jalapeños, queso, sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole all on top of hot and crunchy tortilla chips.

What better place in America to find the best nachos than Tucson? If you’re not craving nachos yet, be sure to go back and take a close look at those pictures.