House margarita – Velvet Cantina

House margarita - Velvet Cantina

100% Agave Dos Manos, triple sec, fresh citrus juices. Pitcher $27
Velvet Cantina, San Francisco CA

I’ve been to Velvet Cantina several times now and I haven’t been all that impressed with their margaritas. They’re decent, but nothing special. They’re not cheap so I would expect more “wow”!

Chips and salsa - Velvet Cantina
Chips and salsa. Complimentary
I do love their chips and salsa though. The chips are extra salty and their salsa is a bit different from most restaurants.

Agave Blue Glow
Agave “Blue Glow” plant (Asparagaceae), West Field Road.

Bbq nachos – Bitterroot BBQ

Bbq nachos - Bitterroot BBQ
Pork, black beans, cheddar, sour cream, chives, bbq sauce. Happy hour $5
Bitterroot BBQ, Seattle WA

Noms, these nachos were super tasty and I loved the bbq sauce they drizzled on top. The pulled pork was also delicious and flavorful.

Decorative sidewalk cover
Decorative sidewalk cover, Pike Place Market.

Tortilla chips and guacamole – La Carta de Oaxaca

Tortilla chips and guacamole - La Carta de Oaxaca
The food here is very good, but I think it’s over-priced for the portions! I don’t know why Seattleites are willing to pay these prices for something that could easily cost a dollar or two less. That goes for the entire menu. $6
La Carta de Oaxaca, Seattle WA

Blue statice flowers
Blue statice flowers (Limonium sp., Plumbaginaceae), Port Orchard.

Diamond Head nachos – Bongo Johnny’s

Diamond Head nachos - Bongo Johnny's
Chicken, refried beans, pepper jack/cheddar shred and scallions on tri-colored tortilla chips with pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole. $9.95
Bongo Johnny’s, Palm Springs CA

This was a huge plate of nachos, but they weren’t anything special. I guess the multi-colored chips were supposed to elevate it but that didn’t really happen. It was pretty standard nachos, and dare I say a little on the bland side.

Mountainside, Palm Spring Aerial Tramway.

Guacamole chilango – Chilango

Guacamole chilango - Chilango
Avocado with lime, onion, cilantro, and serrano chile. Small $6
Chilango, San Francisco CA

Mmm, I love guacamole! I hated it as a kid because its appearance grossed me out, but now I can’t get enough of it. Is it also weird that I prefer the tortilla strips over the triangles! Hehe.

Pinkish tree mallow flowers
Pinkish tree mallow flowers (Lavatera arborea, Malvaceae), Point Lobos Avenue.

Nachos supreme – Taco Bell

Nachos supreme - Taco Bell
Crisp, freshly prepared daily tortilla chips covered with seasoned beef, hearty beans, warm nacho cheese sauce, diced ripe tomatoes, and reduced-fat sour cream. 430 calories, 23g fat
Taco Bell, Palm Springs CA

OK, this is why I’m definitely NOT a foodie. I love me some Taco Bell after a night of partying, lol! I always drench my nachos supreme in a bunch of Fire sauce and go to town!

Pollo asado super nachos – Zapata Mexican Grill

Pollo asado super nachos - Zapata Mexican Grill
Grilled chicken, black beans, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa. $8.75
Zapata Mexican Grill, San Francisco CA

Gut bomb alert! But super nachos are one of my many guilty pleasures. Granted I don’t order this often, but they are especially delicious after a night of partying, lol!

Pollo asado super nachos - Zapata Mexican Grill
February 27, 2015.

Puerto house margarita – Puerto Alegre

Puerto house margarita - Puerto Alegre
House margarita made with well tequila and lime. Pitcher $20
Puerto Alegre, San Francisco CA

These margaritas aren’t THAT good, but people seem to like them. I personally think they’re on the bland side and over priced. The service was also super slow during this visit.

Chips and salsa - Puerto Alegre
Chips and salsa. Complimentary

Traditional dance performance
Traditional dance performance, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 24th Street Bart Station.

Royce’s spicy nachos – Giovanni Pastrami

Royce's spicy nachos - Giovanni Pastrami
A giant plate of homemade tortilla chips covered in a pepper jack cheese sauce, spicy taco-seasoned natural black angus ground beef, tomatoes, onions, guacamole, sour cream, and green onions. $15
Giovanni Pastrami, Honolulu HI

This was definitely a largo plate of nachos, but it wasn’t very good. The seasoned ground beef wasn’t spicy at all at the pepper jack cheese sauce was super bland. Lame!

Coors Light beer - Giovanni Pastrami

Coors Light beer. Pitcher $12

White bougainvillea flowers
White bougainvillea flowers (Nyctaginaceae), Ainahau Triangle Park.

Super prawn taco – La Corneta Taqueria

Super prawn taco - La Corneta Taqueria
Black beans, rice, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, spicy pico de gallo salsa. $5.50
La Corneta Taqueria, San Francisco CA

They sure know how to pile on the toppings at La Corneta! The prawns were perfectly cooked, tender and very flavorful. Perhaps, it was a tad on the salty side, but I enjoyed this very much!

Tortilla chips and salsa - La Corneta Taqueria
Tortilla chips and salsa. Complimentary

Scary ivy-covered house
Scary ivy-covered house, 17th Street. I would NOT want to live in that thing!