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National Nachos Day

Did you know there’s National Nachos Day? Heck, yes!

Nachos are the favorite snack of many, and National Nachos Day is a fantastic excuse for gulping them down. So, celebrate this November 6 with delicious food consisting of beef, beans, salsa, and a ton of nacho cheese.

Want to know more about the day? Read on!

When is National Nachos Day?

National Nachos Day is celebrated on November 6 every year.

National Nachos Day.


Go through the spicy, frequently asked questions and fun facts below for more information on nachos.

When were nachos invented?

In 1943, wives of US soldiers at Ft. Duncan went to Piedras Negras, a town across Eagle Pass, Texas. There, they went to Victory Club, which had closed for the day. Nevertheless, the manager Ignacio Nacho Anaya threw together a dish with what ingredients he had left. These were tortillas, jalapeño peppers, and cheese.

Are nachos healthy?

With deep-fried tortilla chips and melted cheese, nachos are not considered to be healthy by cardiologists. Nevertheless, you can use baked tortilla chips, ground chicken, lots of vegetables, and some cheese for a healthy recipe.

How do people celebrate National Nachos Day?

You can spend the day by simply making some nachos yourself and inviting some friends or family over. Visit a nacho competition for more fun, like the Nacho Fest at Port Jefferson Station in New York. Finally, you can visit the stadium or a cinema and enjoy the entertainment with the movie theater staple.

Fun Facts

Nachos are known as ‘totopos’ in Mexico.

Nachos are simply tortilla chips covered in nacho cheese or salsa and shredded cheese in the most basic form.

The first written reference to the word ‘nachos’ in English was A Taste of Texas in 1949.

The record for the most oversized plate of nachos ever is held by the University of Kansas. The platter weighed over 4,689 pounds, with over 860 pounds of nacho cheese only. Eighty people came together to assemble it using 1,200 pounds of beef, 315 pounds of jalapeños, and 600 pounds of tortilla chips. Also, the 80-foot creation was sold to the people for one dollar each to raise funds for charity.

Nachos were named after the maître d’ who invented the dish, Ignacia Nacho Anaya. The original recipe was simple, with just fried tortilla chips, shredded cheese, and sliced pickled jalapeños.

Even though Anaya never wanted to get nachos trademarked, his son contacted a lawyer regarding it in 1960. Nevertheless, because two decades had passed since the invention, he was denied the request.

The first US restaurant to feature nachos is El Cholo in San Antonio, Texas. The second one was the now-closed El Cholo in Los Angeles.

Nacho cheese was an American invention for ease as the traditional cheese needed an oven to melt. It also did not have to be refrigerated and, so, was easy to serve at ballparks. The sauce was made available at stadiums in 1976 and soon outsold popcorn, the formed stadium bestsellers.

Even though they are known as Mexican staples, tortilla chips were invented in America. An American tortilla factory used warped and unsellable tortilla scraps by frying them and selling them for ten cents a bag.

Nachos Jokes

If you love tortilla chips and cheese, I’m nacho man.

I once knew a friend who had taken his date for the most authentic Mexican dinner on Valentine’s day. Guess it was nacho average valentine.

I like my jokes like I like my nachos. Cheesy.

When the chef’s favorite nacho died, he had no other option than to take it to a grave and burrito it.

There was this wrestler who would wear nacho and burrito-themed costumes to the ring. His stage name was The Nachoker.

I went to Taco Bell and ordered nacho fries. The person behind the counter wouldn’t give them to me, just kept saying “nacho fries.”

I had a friend who once ate too many nachos and burritos. He almost na-choked on them.

My brother once dressed up as a monster nacho during Halloween. He kept calling himself Dr. Frankenacho!

Riddles about Nachos

Which TV series did all the tacos get together to watch every week?
Better Call Salsa.

What do you call cheese that isn’t yours?
Nacho cheese.

What happens when you start crunching nachos in your mouth?
The nachos get chip-ped.

What is the name of the sword that nachos prefer to use while trying to defend themselves?
The nacho-ete.

What did the nacho chip say to the cheese dip?
“I love you, in queso you didn’t know.”

What type of toppings does a duck want on its nacho?

What did the Doritos say when they visited a farm in the Mexican countryside?
They said it was a cool ranch!

What is the kind of nachos that Disney fans love to eat when they have Mexican food?
They love to have Moa-nachos.

How can you tell when someone is nacho friend?
When they get jalepeño face.

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Quotes about Nachos

I could just have chips and salsa for dinner every day.
Mia Hamm

Surrender to it. It’s nacho time.
Kristen Bell

Life is a nacho. It can be yummy-crunchy or squishy-yucky. It just depends on how long it takes for you to start eating it.
John Updike

Good friends are like nachos. You can never have enough of them.

We’ve all invested emotionally in nachos.
Conan O’Brien

I could never give up Mexican food. Nachos are usually my go-to if I’m courtside at an NBA game.
Eva Longoria

I have my once-a-month nachos, but it’s soy cheese and turkey chili on it, so it’s somewhat safe. But it’s still a big vice for me because I have a big bowl of it.
Jenny McCarthy

I don’t think I’ve ever met nachos that I didn’t like before. It’s almost inconceivable that nachos can be bad. It makes no sense.
Pete Wells

In my 20s, I mostly ate burritos and nachos, with the occasional burger.
Neill Patrick Harris

This is a combo between Taco and Burrito, nacho!
Lisi Harrison

Taco Bell is going to start selling nachos and chicken nuggets wrapped in a tortilla. In other words, thank God we’re going to keep Obamacare.
Conan O’Brien

As Americans, we tend to look at Mexican food as nachos, which is not Mexican food really – they don’t eat them.
Anthony Bourdain

I think my favorite place to eat dinner is the movie theater. Dirty dogs, a big thing of nachos, and a Cherry Coke – and I’m good.
Chris Kirkpatrick

Captions for Instagram

Nacho queen!

A cheesy caption for some cheesy nachos!

What are nachos without quac?

Life is better with nachos!

Holy guacamole!

Good friends are like nachos. You can never have enough of them.

Nachos and More!

More cheese; we aim to please.

Say Cheese!

Cheddar days are coming.

My nachos: Where great chips and cheese meet.

Eating some nachos, just in queso.

Funny Captions

Not your ordinary nacho.

The Nacho King has arrived.

Life is better with nachos.

This may sound cheesy, but these are grate.

Nachos, nachos man.

They’re nachos – they’re mine!

Don’t cheddar tear — there’s more!

Surrender to my nachos!

Healthy, tasty food for all!

Nacho average food.

Say cheese!







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