Where to Find Unique Nachos in Hoboken + Jersey City

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There’s nothing quite like a heaping mountain of nachos. It’s a communal experience – the chips stuck together with cheese, the toppings – all of it contributes to a primal and wonderful shared experience. There is something so lovely about sharing a plate of nachos with close friends and family, with everyone grabbing a hearty chunk, trying desperately to get every topping in their bite. Nachos are a time-tested delight, but there’s always room for innovation. Whether you’re looking for a twist on the traditional or something entirely different, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up some of the most unique nachos available in Hoboken and Jersey City.

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East LA {508 Washington Street}

East LA will go down in history for Hoboken’s most popular frozen margaritas but don’t sleep on their food. The Nachos Supreme is a mountain of nachos topped with all of the best ingredients including grilled chicken, beef, or shrimp nachos topped with beans, lettuce, jalapeño, guacamole, and smothered with melted cheese.

What to order: Nachos Supreme

How to order: With everything on it

House of ‘Que {340 Sinatra Drive}

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First on the list is the House of ‘Que in Hoboken. Known for its outstanding barbeque, the House of ‘Que serves up some of the most authentic Texas barbeque in Hudson County. While the locale proudly offers classic Texas barbeque, they also have some more adventurous fare including some delicious nachos and a nacho/french fry hybrid that’s to die for. You can’t go wrong with either.

What to order: Texas 3 Cheese Nachos

How to order: Topped with brisket chili

Onieals {343 Park Avenue}

There is something just so comfortable and warm about Onieals in Hoboken. It’s small, it’s quaint, and the food is absolutely delightful. Offering appetizers, drinks, classic entrees, and some of the best burgers this side of the Hudson, Onieals is a Hoboken mainstay. And what would a comfortable and warm restaurant be without the holy grail of comfort foods, nachos? Yes, Onieals does that too, and with pickled jalapeños to boot. 

What to order: Loaded Nachos

How to order: With chicken and a Fourth Street Fizz

Read More: Where to Get Pancakes in Hoboken + Jersey City

Orale Mexican Kitchen {1426 Willow Avenue}

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With locations in both Hoboken and Jersey City, Orale Mexican Kitchen offers an authentic slice of Mexican cuisine with a twist. Sure, you can find traditional things, but it’s their more adventurous dishes that really shine, specifically, their take on nachos. Orale’s nachos feature some of the more common fix-ins, but the star is the duck confit. Orale is also open for brunch, which brings a fun twist to the already interesting nachos: eggs.

What to order: Duck Nachos

How to order: With a Smokey Margherita

Jersey City

Gringo’s {12 Coles Street}

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When it comes to delicious and fun Mexican cuisine, Gringo’s is the real deal. Fans of authentic Mexican food would be hard-pressed to find something they don’t like. The food is fantastic, the drinks are a good time, and the atmosphere can’t be beaten. Best yet, they offer vegetarian-friendly versions of their classic dishes. Notably, their nachos – delightfully titled “Dem Nachos – are available with a meat substitute. 

What to order: Dem Nachos

How to order: With pork carnitas and Tijuana Street Tea

Hamilton Inn {708 Jersey Avenue}

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Hamilton Inn is comfort food at its finest but stepped up. Offering a wide variety of items from delicious burgers and sandwiches to vegetarian fare, Hamilton Inn is a must for anyone looking for a delicious and heartwarming meal. Whether you’re looking for something light or something to stick to your ribs, Hamilton Inn has got you covered. It stands to reason that a locale offering such comforting foods would have great nachos, and they do. 

What to order: Nachos de Oaxaca

How to order: With hanger steak

See More: A Guide to Tacos in Hoboken + Jersey City

Tacoria {24-26 Erie Street}

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No nacho-centric list in the Hoboken/Jersey City area would be complete without an appearance from one of Jersey City’s mainstays, Tacoria. The sheer variety of tacos, burritos, and quesadillas will make your head spin. We’re talking golden avocado tacos, chorizo burritos, and roasted corn quesadillas. But where Tacoria really shines is in the new life they’ve breathed into their nachos. You can get your nacho-fix either as a full plate or a nacho pie, and the nachos are available with a dazzling variety of meat and vegetarian options such as Brussels Sprouts and the aforementioned golden avocado. You can’t go wrong here. 

What to order: Nacho Pie

How to order: Chorizo for carnivores, Brussels Sprouts for herbivores


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Born and raised in Bergen County, Christopher Goodlof fell in love with Hoboken when he took classes at Stevens. During that time, he seemed to be attempting in earnest to eat his way through Hoboken. As a musician in a national touring act, Christopher saw the country many times over, but always returned to the endearing and charming state of New Jersey. Graduating from Rutgers Newark, Christopher found a love for reporting about culture, entertainment, food, and people. In his spare time, Christopher can be found writing, painting, making music, cooking, reading, or playing with his dog, Jango.