There are so many occasions applicable to eating a big serving of nachos. A ballgame, as an appetizer or simply just because. Eat This, Not That recently published the best nachos in every state, and a Philadelphia restaurant was recognized as Pennsylvania’s best.

The article details a glowing review of these nachos stating, “This is hands down the BEST nachos I’ve ever had. No chip is empty, and the chicken is so flavorful and juicy! The seasonings and ingredients are perfectly balanced to give an authentic Mexican taste to the nachos.” Nachos are tasty enough to be simplified into basic chips and cheese. Certain establishments choose to load them up with guacamole, salsa, meats, and local flavors. There are plenty of ways that establishments find to get creative with nachos.

In Eat This, Not That’s feature, they explain how they featured different nacho variations that often include food that was native to the state. In Philadelphia, however, these award-winning nachos come from a restaurant that also has a presence in New York City and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

El Vez

On S. 13th St. between Walnut and Sansom St. you will find El Vez, a popular Mexican restaurant that describes itself as “the embodiment of Mex-Eclectic spirit.” Furthermore, their flashy floor plan is filled with velvet booths to showcase their inspirations. Here you will find “unexpected interpretations of Mexican classics join traditional cooking on the expansive menu, complemented by a bar that boasts one of the biggest tequila selections — and the best margaritas — in the city,” El Vez states.

The Nachos

Three variations of nachos are available on both the lunch and dinner menus at El Vez. The Melted Manchego is your traditional dish of chips with melted manchego cheese and sweet onions. Then, there’s the Nacho Mama. This has the works piled on with queso mixto, black beans, salsa ranchera, sour cream, pickled red onion, and jalapeño. Lastly, you have the Macho Nachos, which is the Nacho Mama platter with a few additional choices of chicken or chorizo added in.

In addition, El Vez gives customers the choice of five different guacamoles that are freshly prepared. If the best nachos in Pennsylvania, unique guacamole, and world class margaritas did not fill you up, you then have long list of tacos, enchiladas and burritos to decide from.