Today we have a very special post from the archives of “Vintage Nachonomics”. What is “Vintage Nachonomics” you ask? You know the warehouse from the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark? Imagine all those boxes were filled with old nacho reviews from a time before the was a Nachonomics website and that’s the size of our vintage collection. I know, hard to believe, but there was a time when the mere idea of a website about nachos was only a twinkle in my brain, but that didn’t stop me from taking pictures and writing down a few facts about the meals I sampled. While this wasn’t as in depth a review as I would do now these are important, if for nothing other than being a historical document of the early days of the science of nachonomics. Bon appetit!
Have you ever been to Italy? Have you ever walked through their olde tyme streets and found yourself in a little plaza? Imagine that you did, only the plaza was a restaurant, and it was a Mexican restaurant, and it was in a shopping plaza in South Carolina. Can’t do it? Well you don’t need to imagine, because if you go to La Hacienda you can experience it for yourself. Seriously, it looks like it was an just an old Italian place they bought and then never renovated it to look like a Mexican one.
They have a few types of nachos, but I picked the Fajita Nachos, because, hey, why not when your options are just “Nachos with Beans/Chicken/Beef”. There’s a thin line between calling something a Philly Steak and Cheese and serving it on a pile of chips instead of a bun and calling something Fajita Nachos, and La Hacienda barely falls onto the nacho side of it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad, just average, and while average isn’t bad, it’s not good, because that’s what the definition of average is.
What’s not average are their 32 oz margaritas. You should get one. And you might as well get the nachos too. They’re fine.