From who invented nachos to why are nachos triangular in shape, today we answer some of the internet’s most pressing questions about this delicious dish.
Who Invented Nachos?
The invention of nachos is attributed to Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, a maître d’hôtel at the Victory Club restaurant located in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico. Under pressure to serve clients in the absence of a cook, Mr. Anaya proved himself a fast thinker and an iconic dish was born. You can read the full story in this previous post.
Why Are Nachos Triangular?
There’s no specific reason why nachos are triangular. Most likely, their shape was born out of habit. The tortilla chips used to make nachos are called “totopos.” This is a nahuatl word, meaning that it comes directly from the Aztecs. This fact gives you a sense of how ancient the forefathers of nachos are. Totopos are made in three basic shapes: strips, circular, and triangular. It’s likely that the triangular shape became the preferred one for nachos because it’s ideal for dipping.
Can I Have Nachos for Dinner?
Good question. Most people think of nachos as a snack, and with good reason. However, at el Pollo Norteño, you can add your choice of meat to your nachos, making them a more rounded and filling meal.
Where Can I Find Great Nachos Near Me?
That depends on where you are located. If you leave anywhere near Anaheim, Santa Ana, or Garden Grove, then the right answer is El Pollo Norteño!
More Fun Facts About Mexican Food
We love all the curious facts that surround chicken and authentic Mexican food. If you are hungry for more facts, these are some previous posts you can check out:
- Some fun facts about jalapenos
- Chicken and Mexican food: 5 curious facts
- Mexican Carne Asada is a way of life
- The amazing stories behind the names of Mexican food
- Mesquite, a symbol of Mexican culture
- Why Are chili peppers so important in Mexican cuisine
Enjoy Authentic Mexican Food at El Pollo Norteño
If what you want is Authentic Mexican food in Anaheim, California, El Pollo Norteño is the place to go.
Visit today any of our four locations (Anaheim, Santa Ana, and Garden Grove), order online, get in touch through Facebook, or call 866-MI-POLLO to enjoy our authentic Mexican dishes: amazing chicken grilled to perfection over real Mesquite charcoal, caldo de pollo, flan, carnitas, carne asada, and more!