Some bloggers got pretty excited about the Nachoria opening; like this comment from Pat Giorni
"I laughed when a coffee shop opened and expected to last while charging the unheard of price of $3.00 for a cuppa coffee and now we all call it 5 Bucks. I was again amused when I read about the concept behind Nachoria and wondered once again how long this business would last until I went in at 4pm today to check it out. I know you were understaffed because it took about 10 minutes to place my order with only 3 parties ahead of me...all deuces. But after sitting down my order was placed before me in under 10 minutes. All during my meal people continued to POUR in. When I left at 5:45, your restaurant was turning the tables for a second full seating. Having worked in the full service restaurant business...not fast food... for 35 years I have never seen tables turn so fast, especially during the dead period between lunch and early bird dining.
"I had the Super quesadilla filled w/ Pollo, Carne asada, and carnitas. I will definitely be back when the Al Pastor makes its debut! I enjoyed the use of a thick sour creme rather than the usual watery stuff. The quesadillas were crisped up nicely, and a cut above the usual preparation. The only thing I would add is that if they are grilled w/ butter rather than oil, the flavor and appeal would be spectacularly enhanced. bottom line is that your food is good enough to bring me back again and again.
Well, I had a bit more of a mixed reaction partly based on what I ordered and what I didn't drink. I ordered the triple tacos with diablo shrimp (an extra $2) and they were pretty shrimpy. Nicely spicy but 9 small shrimp for the price didn't cut it! A dinner partner ordered the salad with ceviche (extra $3) and that was a much more substantial meal. Selection envy set in. Another dinner partner ordered the nachos. While there were plenty of nachos, the meat was a bit sparse. Like the tacos, they were more of an appetizer than an entree. The real shocker was the $12 glasses of wine. The selection (Acacia, Ferrari-Carano, William Hill) was pretty good, but in a nacho place with no table service and modest stemware I would have thought $8-9/glass would have been the right price point. The sparklers were priced higher!
All in all, I don't think Sixto's, Steelhead or the pizza places on the Avenew have much to worry about. I also did Rangoon Ruby (take out) last week and while very good, they also appear to be accounting for the rents on the Avenew--or maybe a bit more than accounting for their rent. Here is Nachoria.