Fully loaded: 7 of the best places for nachos in Atlanta

Tray of loaded nachos with beef and queso cheese close up

All across Atlanta, you can get nachos piled high with crispy chips, smothered in queso and covered with a variety of tasty toppings.

Don’t worry; it’s “nacho” problem to find the best spots in town that serve delectable, albeit slightly messy, nachos. To help you celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of seven must-try spots where you can indulge in some of the greatest nachos (and totchos) Atlanta has to offer.

Cypress Street Pint & Plate

At Cypress Street Pint & Plate in Midtown, you can choose between two fantastic nacho options. First, their Sweet Potato Nachos come with sweet potato waffle fries loaded with blue cheese, cheddar, bacon, green onion topped with sriracha and sriracha ranch for a creamy kick. Their equally tasty traditional nachos are covered with queso blanco, lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole. You can also add a protein of your choice: grilled chicken, grilled shrimp or chicken tinga.

Location: Midtown - 817 W Peachtree St. NW; Website: cypressatl.com; Contact: 404-815-9243

Hankook Taqueria

Hankook Taqueria is a true Atlanta hidden gem that has been previously featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. Chef Tomas Lee creatively combines Korean and Mexican flavors to create his own unique version of classic nachos. Hankook Taqueria’s nachos start with a base of tortilla chips and are then topped with your choice of protein, queso, sesame soy salad, spicy Korean BBQ sauce, sour cream and jalapeños. If you want more MexKorean nachos, you’ll want to try Lee’s famously creative Gogi Nachos at his other Mexican-Korean fusion restaurant, Takorea in Dunwoody. The Gogi Nachos are served with tortilla chips, jack cheese, tako salad, jalapenos, sweet sour cream sauce and gochujang sauce, along with your choice of meat.

Location: Northeast Atlanta - 1341 Collier Rd. NW; Website: mytakorea.com/hankook; Contact: 404-352-8881

Manuel’s Tavern

A long-standing Atlanta institution, Manuel’s Tavern, is a family-owned neighborhood bar with an incredible atmosphere and delicious food. They offer a half or full order of their amazing cheese nachos, which come with lettuce, green onions, tomatoes, jalapeños, sour cream, salsa and their jalapeño cheese dip. For an additional $2.95 per item, you can add chicken, BBQ pork, black beans or chili to complete your stacked nachos.

Location: East Atlanta - 602 North Highland Ave. NE; Website: manuelstavern.com; Contact: 404-525-3447

The Nook on Piedmont Park

If you love tater tots, you have to try the popular “World Famous Totchos’' from The Nook. As the “Original Home of the Totcho,” they have a huge selection of Totcho dishes to choose from, whether you’re ordering lunch or dinner: Nacho Totchos, Mac Daddy Totchos, Fajita Steak Totchos, Buffalo Totchos, Redneck Totchos or the cleverly-named, Loaded PoTotchos.

Location: Midtown - 1144 Piedmont Ave. NE; Website: thenookatlanta.com; Contact: 404-745-9222

The Righteous Room

A cozy dive bar with well-priced drinks, friendly staff, and good food — what more could you ask for? Check out The Righteous Room’s Mega Chips to satisfy that classic nacho craving. It comes with tortilla chips packed with melted cheddar, lettuce, onion, tomato, sour cream and your choice of protein: black beans, BBQ pork, veggie chili, veggie burger or grilled chicken. You can also add queso for an extra $2 or fresh jalapeños for an extra $1.

Location: Two Locations (East Atlanta and Brookhaven); Website: stayrighteous.com;

Tin Lizzy’s

Listen closely: What really sets Tin Lizzy’s nachos apart from the competition is their special chip seasoning. Their popular TL Nachos come fully stacked with the aforementioned seasoned chips, queso blanco, black beans, jack cheese, pico de gallo, cilantro, jalapeño, sour cream and salsa roja. They also provide a wide variety of additional proteins to add, like grilled or fried chicken, steak or mahi mahi, pork or shrimp, seasoned ground beef or impossible plant protein. In addition to the TL Nachos, their menu also offers excellent Buffalo Chicken Nachos.

Pro tip: Order the TL Nachos with fried chicken; you’ll thank us later, we promise.

Location: Multiple Locations; Website: tinlizzyscantina.com


After a long day or week, unwind with one of Zocalo’s famous margaritas paired perfectly with their piled-high, mouth-watering nachos. Zocalo’s nachos are covered in creamy queso, guacamole, black bean purée, pico de gallo, jalapeños and drizzled with crema. You can also add grilled chicken, steak or adobo shrimp.

Location: Midtown - 187 10th St. NE; Website: eatzocalo.com; Contact: 404-249-7576

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