Tuesday, March 19, 2019

New Taste Tuesday: Nacho Daddy


Nacho Daddy is a modern Mexican restaurant that recently opened downtown Duluth. It is the first Georgia location for this Las Vegas eatery, and it draws patrons in with its famous scorpion tequila shots and flaming (literally) plates of delicious food.

So if you’re asking whether this OTP spot is worth the drive from Atlanta, the answer is yes. Read on to see why you should check this new restaurant out, what to expect, and what to order when you go. 

WHY GO:
Because you’re tired of your ol' go-to Mexican joint and want to try something different. 

THE VIBE:
Vegas-like! Think fun, rowdy, and loud, both the atmosphere and the crowd.
The ambiance at Nacho Daddy (c) Anna Lanfreschi

DRINK THIS:
Daddy’s margarita is a solid choice if you’re looking for a classic beverage. If you want to take it up a notch though, try the Cadillac margarita – it’s made with anjeo tequila and topped with Grand Marnier.
Daddy's margarita (c) Anna Lanfreschi

Nacho Daddy has an impressive selection of tequilas, so getting a tasting flight or a shot is a great way to try something new. If you’re feeling extra daring, try the scorpion shot: Cenote tequila, salt rim, lime wedge, and a scorpion!

Yep, a real scorpion. It’s not a live scorpion. But it is edible. And from what I understand, it’s crunchy; although I do not have personal experience with this, ha!
The scorpion shot! (c) Anna Lanfreschi

EAT THIS:
All the nachos, duh!

But seriously, there are so many nacho options. I tried the filet mignon (pictured in the first photo in this post) and the Thai chicken nachos (pictured below), both of which were filling and delicious. Each order can easily be a full entrée or an appetizer for a group.
Thai chicken nachos (c) Nacho Daddy

My recommendation is to split one order of nachos and try a few other menu items, such as the flaming shrimp and the mix-and-match fajitas.
Mix and match flaming fajitas (yep, these were lit on fire table-side as well) (c) Anna Lanfreschi

The flaming shrimp are set on fire table-side before being served to you, and the fajitas come with a generous helping of fajita peppers and onions, pico de gallo, guacamole, rice, and refried beans. You can order a single or a double portion, if you’d like to share.
The flaming shrimp, on fire and afterwards (c) Anna Lanfreschi

PRO TIP
If you live nearby, do take advantage of Nacho Daddy’s happy hour specials, such as $5 food specials 3 – 6 pm, 2-for-1 tequila shots on Tuesdays, and BOGO wine Wednesday.

LOGISTICS:
Nacho Daddy is located in Duluth, at 3095 Main Street. The Parson’s Alley complex has some free parking for the restaurant, but if those spots fill up, you might also have luck with street parking nearby.

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