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Friday Favourites: Nachos

Best nachos I’ve ever had. It’s not your standard mince concoction, but pieces of slow cooked beef in a savoury sauce. The process disentegrates the beef into small melt-in-the-mouth pieces and that tasty, tasty sauce. Comes standard with all the trimmings – guac, salsa, sour cream and even pesto. Some places charge extra for those bits, but not here. I couldn’t finish my portion unfortunately. I desparately wanted to and I feel like I’ve failed. I hope the chef wasn’t offended by my leftovers. I can’t vouch for authenticity since I’ve never eaten in Mexico, but I can vouch for the fact that this food is freakin delicious. Other Mexican places I’ve been to pale in comparison.

El Camino is small and popular so it is a good idea to book to avoid disappointment. They play good music here (well, the stuff I listen to at home) but it might be a touch loud for some people…say if you didn’t like that kind of music. Price for nachos was reasonable at $12.50 and is one of the cheaper things on the menu.

El Camino Mexican Bar & Cafe
480 New North Rd
Auckland City
Ph: 09 815 1025

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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.


  1. Andrea says

    From what I’ve read about authentic Mexican food, they don’t use mince. Instead bits of cheap meat are slow cooked.
    If you like Mexican you could also try Mexican Specialties in Ellerslie. It is owned and run by a Mexican couple and most of the food is divine! The spicy prawn taco and a dish which has a pumpkin seed sauce and fruit and meat in it are definite 9/10 (I struggle to give anything 10/10). They also sell Mexican groceries, drinks and you can buy little chilli chocolates (yum!). The only down side is that they are only open a few days a week and only during the day, but if you haven’t been already, make sure you try them! 🙂

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