What Is It?

Enjoy a fun-filled celebration of all things Mexican – from the tasty and full of flavour cuisine to the best tequila.

The festival is also known for its fire lineup so keep an eye out on their event post on Facebook! This festival is going to be an unforgettable experience.

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When Is It?

Saturday, 30 May 2020 at 10:00.

Where is it?

Royal Elephant Hotel & Conference Centre, Willem Botha & Wierda Road, Eldoraigne, Centurion, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R180 - R240 per person, get your tickets Here.

For More Information

For more information about this event, check out their Facebook page.

Baha Taco

We know it says 'taco' in their name, but don't be fooled - Baha Taco serves up some of the most delicious nachos around. This authentic Tex-Mex eatery is known as Norwood's best. Plus, their portions are generous to the tummy and the pocket. Baha's wood-roasted nachos come in three flavours - The Classic; melted cheese, sour cream and pico de gallo (fresh salsa), Beef Chili or The Californian; bacon, black beans and sweetcorn. Order a side of guac for only R20 extra. Heavenly!

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Tiger's Milk

According to our resident food writer, Tiger's Milk is the unofficial home of 'dude-food' in Jozi. What better dude-food could there be than cheesy, moreish nachos to share? Tiger's Milk stay pretty true to the original recipe invented by Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya in 1943. Fully loaded with enchilada sauce, cheese, guacamole, jalapeños and sour cream, these nachos are a dream come true. Enjoy them vegetarian or add a portion of shredded chicken to bulk up the protein content.

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Salsa Mexican Grill

Salsa Mexican Grill delivers a vibe unlike any other. You will always find happy foodies here. Whether this is the result of the copious amounts of tequila they serve, the food or the atmosphere. However, one thing is clear - the nachos are a hit. Upon your next visit to Salsa, watch how smiles and eyes widen as the nachos hit the table. These oven baked tortilla chips are piled high, dripping with melted cheddar cheese, spicy salsa and classic guacamole. Order a plate for the table to share, or pig out on your own. Either way, it's sure to be a treat.

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Mama Mexicana

If you ever find yourself hungry in Maboneng, stop by Mama Mexicana. The precinct's resident Tex-Mex restaurant is welcoming, vibey and the perfect place to indulge yourself. Mama's classic nachos are served chip-and-dip style, so there will be no more fighting over ratios of sour cream to salsa to guac. But, if you want something more indulgent, try out the BBQ pork nachos - stringy cheese, pulled barbecue pork and pineapple. Is your mouth watering yet? Wash it all down with one of Mama Mexicana's signature Mexican beers.

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Hudsons The Burger Joint

A burger joint? Bear with us. Hudsons are the cool kids on the block when it comes to Insta-worthy grub. While their burgers are impressive, they also cater to those of us who would rather not have our faces, shirts and hands covered in meat and pickle drippings. Instead, unhinge your jaw for the House Nachos - tortilla chips smothered in sour cream, salsa, cheddar, mozzarella, jalapeño and fresh avo. Vegan foodies, Hudsons has spared a thought for you, too. Their Vacon Nachos are topped with cashew cream, salsa, vegan mozzarella, sweetcorn, jalapeño, pepperdew and optional avocado.

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Perron

Perron proudly dubs themselves the 'Mexican Appreciation Society'. Once you have sampled a taste of their Tex-Mex fare, it isn't hard to understand why they deserve this title. Perron's nachos are abundant and super cheesy. Order yours with a choice of chipotle chicken, pork pibil (pulled pork marinated in citrus) or black beans. Top it all off with pungent cheddar, sour cream, pico de gallo, jalapeño and guacamole. This is definitely a job for your stretchy jeans and a mean craving that won't be denied!

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La Rosa Mexican Grille

La Rosa won the Best New Restaurant in the Best of Joburg awards 2017. If you haven't paid them a visit yet, this is the time to do so. When your next nacho tummy rumble comes calling, La Rosa is certain to have the answer. You can order the Nachos Grande - a sharing plate for two or more; or go it alone with the Nachos Pequeno (a 'small' plate for one). La Rosa doesn't skimp on the cheese - their nachos come with melted cheese sauce, shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese! Order yours plain or fully loaded with Mexican chorizo, chili con carne or skirt steak. Don't blame us if you end up in a cheesy food coma.

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Jamie's Italian

Now for something totally out of the park - Italian nachos! Jamie's Italian serves up crispy fried ravioli, stuffed with mozzarella, ricotta and veggie Parmesan, ladled over with spicy Silican tomato sauce. Break the rules a little and give these a try. No judgement from our side, we promise.

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Do you know of any other great restaurants that serve nachos in Joburg? Let us know about them!

For a former Capetonian, the vibey Gleneagles Road in Greenside is a real treat. Why, you ask? Well, you see, Cape Town residents delight in having eateries of all kinds jam-packed on the same street so you don’t have to get in your car and drive around from one part of town to the other to satisfy your foodie cravings.

One of the newest additions to this strip, The Artisan, is a social and trendy restaurant and bar that’s just the place to sip on something refreshing after a long day of work, enjoy a relaxed dinner and a couple cocktails with good friends, or simply tuck into a simple breakfast after your morning cycle. I popped in on a Friday night for a light dinner with my boyfriend, and we’re ever so glad that we finally got around to trying this new spot!

We arrived in the early evening and were both instantly impressed by the eclectic and modern decor — a combination of brick and dark, painted walls, chalkboards announcing the tantalising light meals and snack platters, and handcrafted wooden light fixtures. That night the place was packed, and the atmosphere was sophisticated and vibey.

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My boyfriend and I took a seat at a high table in the courtyard out back. This small and cosy area is comfortable and probably quieter than inside. Our friendly waiter accompanied by Matt, one of the owners, quickly attended to us and made some drinks suggestions before letting us look through the extensive menu of simple, uncomplicated light meals and a super-impressive list of drinks.

Food options were mainly salads, gourmet sandwiches and burgers, as well as a number of finger foods, including jalapeño poppers, nachos, sliders, kebabs and potato skins. You’re even given the option of building your own snack platter.

On the drinks side, you can expect a pretty cool list of cocktails reminiscent of the 1920s. Think classic concoctions like an Old-Fashioned or Gin Martini. There were also more adventurous choices like the Sidecar to Work (a premium brandy cocktail enhanced with vanilla maple syrup and lemon) and the Gentlemen’s Jack (a Jack Daniel's blend with Triple Sec and Coke). Also on offer are a number of local craft beers that are changed up every month. On Matt’s recommendation, I ordered the Sidecar to Work, while my boyfriend ordered a beer.

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For starters, we decided on the Doritos jalapeño poppers, a crunchy twist on the beloved chilli poppers. They arrived quickly and were delicious! For mains, we chose the beef burger and chips and the chicken nachos to share, which also reached our table in good time. The burger was succulent and juicy and the potato chips on the side were fantastic. The nachos were top-notch — the kind you’d expect at a traditional Mexican restaurant, just better and probably cheesier too (yum!).

To end off our meal, we thought we'd try one more cocktail each. I opted for a Caipirinha and my boyfriend had the Old-Fashioned. Both were beautifully presented and wonderfully refreshing. I’ll certainly be back to try some of their other colourful concoctions, such as the Pear Pressure Mojito, Cinnamon Berry Crush and Peppermint Crisp —  I mean, how divine do those drinks sound?

Both my dining companion and I had a great experience at The Artisan and if you enjoy all things artisanal, you’ll love this place! The food is deliciously original, the service enthusiastic, and the concept is trendy and exciting. Oh, and whiskey drinkers take note: on the first Wednesday of every month, The Artisan hosts a whiskey-tasting evening. You can find out more about that on their Facebook page. Enjoy!

By Candice May

What Is It?

Learn to cook all those Mexican dishes that you love to eat at restaurants with Taste-Buds at their Mexican Fiesta Cooking Experience. Not just any mexican recipes but authentic Mexican food! Learn to make Enchiladas, Nachos, Stuffed peppers, Beef Chimichangas, Dips, Salsa, Churros and Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Tortilla Triangles. So you don't want to miss out!

When Is It?

Saturday, 3 November 2018 at 18:30

Where Is It?

Taste-Buds Cook Club, Cnr Aries and Saturnus Ave, Randburg, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R395 per person and can be purchased by emailing [email protected] .

For More Information?

For more information, visit the Facebook page

What Is It?

Ola amigos. It is true... Festival Del Mexico is making a comeback! And this time, you can expect more music, more friends, more food, a whole lot more tequila and much more cheesy nachos and burritos. And the entertainment lineup is going to be epic. You'll get to catch Lady Zamar, Jimmy Nevis, Desmond and the Tutus, Monark, Kyle Cassim, Mojito Swing and Ryan the Dj.

And there will be a lot of entertaining activities to look forward to; Africa's largest Tequila Toast, over 20 Mexican themed food trucks, bull riding competitions, penata countdown, chilli eating competition, face painting, Mariacha Bands and a Playstation kiddies area to entertain the little ones. There will also be a wide variety of food and craft stalls for you to explore and enjoy on the day. Make sure you get your tickets ASAP as this event tends to sell out. Please note: this is strictly an over 18s event.

When Is It?

Saturday, 04 May 2019. Doors open 12:00 and close at 22:00.

Where Is It?

Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R50 - R200 per person get yours on Howler.

For More Information

For more information, visit the Festival De Mexico Facebook events page, or the Montecasino website.

What Was It?

Aaariba! It was International Tequila Day on 24 July and to celebrate, Val Bonne Country Estate will be hosting Festival Del Tequila. It includes everything Mexican on the day, including nachos, tacos, enchiladas and of course the main ingredient that the Mexicans are known for - tequila! This event offers a day of fun, sombreros and lots of music. Their entertaining and delicious lineup of bands, food and craft stalls will be announced soon, so keep an eye on their Facebook event listing. No under 18s allowed. ID on request.

When Was It?

Sunday, 30 July 2017 from 12:00 to 19:00.

Where Is It?

Val Bonne Country Estate, Arden Road, Modderfontein, Johannesburg.

How Much Was It?

Tickets were between R100 and R200 per person and are available at NuTicket. Pricing is as follows: