Our baby is due in 4 days and as any man with a pregnant wife can attest to, it doesn’t really matter what sounds good to you, but only to the wife. So nachos it was. Since we were close I decided to go to Chapala Grill which is located in the Fort Washington shopping center.
We were seated right away. Drinks were ordered and promptly served. Then we waited about 10 minutes to place our order. Never a good thing. We shared a chicken nacho and for the sake of @fresnotacos and all interested taco loving folks, I ordered an Al Pastor taco.
For the most part nachos are nachos. These were a bit below average and didn’t have any character. Yes, nachos can have character. Even throwing some spice on the chips would help. Nope. Not here. Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya would not approve (click the link he invented the nacho). The chicken was also dry and borderline jerky.
At least the taco was going to save the day!?!?!
Unfortunately this taco was not going to win any awards. The Al Pastor had a gritty texture and worst of all… I bit down into a raw chunk of pork (in my Ramsey voice, “It’s raw you pig!”) This wasn’t just pink, I could have transfused some of the blood. I gave the bad news to our server who apologized and took the plate back to the kitchen. When he came back he advised me he would remove it from the bill. But then he ask what I thought was the most random question. With a straight face he says, “Could it have been a chunk of pineapple?” Excuse me. I didn’t order a fruit taco. As it turns out Al Pastor is traditionally cooked with pineapple. Go figure. At any rate, it wasn’t pineapple.
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