National Nacho Day
Foods & Beverages
Nachos Everyday Please!

When: November 6th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

If your at a sporting event, make sure to order some nachos.  If your mother or spouse asks if you have any requests for dinner tonight... ask for nachos.  Buy some tortilla chips, guacamole, cheese, jalapeños and prepare your own masterpiece at home.  If all else fails go order some nachos from your favorite taco restaurant.  


The world's largest serving of nachos was made at the University of Kansas and weighed 4,689 pounds.


Life is often about the simple pleasures.  Ignacio "El Nacho" Anaya recognized this and in 1940, created the famous nachos. The dish was so popular he even established a restaurant just across the way from Eagle Pass, Tx in the Mexican town of Piedras Negras.  The basic idea for nachos is to spread out a number of tortilla chips and melt cheese over the top and even create multiple layers of deliciousness with various toppings.  Jalapeños are one of the most common, but chicken, hamburger, sour cream and black olives are popular as well.  The popularity soon reached far beyond the southwest and have even become a staple on many national mexican restaurants such as Taco Bell in the United States.  Every year in the small Mexican town they have a competition for the best nachos and it is judged by none other than Ignacio's son Ignacio Jr.  Now the the day is starting to be more recognized, many restaurants are taking notice and offering discounts or even free nachos on this awesome day!

Interesting Facts

  1. Barbecue Nachos are made with barbecue sauce instead of cheese.
  2. Dessert Nachos are made with sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Nachos with numerous toppings are referred to as "Loaded Nachos."
  4. A typical small order of nachos ordered at the movies contain about 15 tortilla chips.
  5. The largest nacho festival is held every year in the town of Piedras Negras, Mexico.


  • November 6th
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