Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Vanity: How do you say "nachos" in Mexican?
3/10/08

Posted on 03/10/2008 5:16:30 PM PDT by gondramB

I love the cheese nachos I get in Mexican restaurants - its white cheese kind of hot. You can bean or such but I just like the cheese. Its way better than cheddar or Velveeta or any kind other cheese I've tried to melt.

My neighborhood grocery store has been bought out by a Mexican chain catering to immigrants, legal and otherwise that have moved into Gwinnett county Georgia.

I decided to venture into El Mercado Pueblo even though I usually drive 5 times as far to go to Kroger. I figured where else would I get better Mexican cheese for Nachos. I figured I coulds also see how English friendly and how American-hostile they were.

It was staffed with lots of pretty girls that were friendly enough - I never found one who could understand that I was asking for Farmer's cheese that already had Jalapenos in it. But they helped me find Queso Picante that at least looked like what I wanted.

But I couldn't find Nachos. I asked three different people. They didn't seem to understand "nacho." Thank goodness they didn't seem upset or insulted - a good thing because I got caught noticing how low a 20-something girls jeans were riding in back. But they seemed to regard that as a sign of good taste on my part.

So - does anybody know how to say "Nacho" in Mexican. I still want my cheese nachos.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food
KEYWORDS: immigration; mexican; nachos
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-83 next last

1 posted on 03/10/2008 5:16:31 PM PDT by gondramB
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: gondramB

BTW, I’d also be happy to get a good recipe for Mexican cheese nachos, whether I ever find out how to say it Mexican or not.


2 posted on 03/10/2008 5:20:09 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gondramB

I wish I had an answer. Queso de patatas fritas?
The headline made me LOL.


3 posted on 03/10/2008 5:20:21 PM PDT by dk88 (Loud and local)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gondramB
How do you say nachos in Mexican?

N-n-n-n-n-achos!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 03/10/2008 5:20:41 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Rove, you magnificent bastard!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gondramB

Say “Que es puta?” ...


5 posted on 03/10/2008 5:21:31 PM PDT by Ken522
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gondramB
This thread calls for a Selma Hayek pic.


6 posted on 03/10/2008 5:21:38 PM PDT by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gondramB
De chipos par gringo por fa vour.
7 posted on 03/10/2008 5:23:13 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (John McCain - The Manchurian Candidate? http://www.usvetdsp.com/manchuan.htm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gondramB

Part of the problem you are facing is that Nachos is actually an American food, not a Mexican one. They are served in Mexican restaurants here because it’s expected. Kinda like Chop Suey... not Chinese, but American.


8 posted on 03/10/2008 5:24:34 PM PDT by Domandred (McCain's 'R' is a typo that has never been corrected)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gondramB

A mother sent her son to the next aisle to get some nacho cheese. He came back knowing he had accomplished his mission because when he grabbed it from someone else’s basket, the man yelled, “Hey! That’s nacho cheese”.


9 posted on 03/10/2008 5:25:33 PM PDT by DrewsDad (PIERCE the EARMARKS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gondramB

Lol. Well considering that “nachos” is a word that is of Mexican/spanish in origin I would say you would say it...

Nachos.


10 posted on 03/10/2008 5:25:50 PM PDT by CougarGA7 (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ken522
Say “Que es puta?”

Did say there were ladies working there.

11 posted on 03/10/2008 5:25:56 PM PDT by Pylon (Remember boys, flies spread disease, so keep yours closed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: gondramB

“Cliente’ Numero 9 “


12 posted on 03/10/2008 5:26:27 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Spitzer .."Yes I Can" !!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gondramB
I got caught noticing how low a 20-something girls jeans were riding in back. But they seemed to regard that as a sign of good taste on my part.

Only American women consider it sexist-bigoted and grounds for a lawsuit.

European women take it as a flattering compliment.

One of the FEW things I regard Euros as superior to us - flirting.

13 posted on 03/10/2008 5:27:17 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gondramB

Chips con queso?


14 posted on 03/10/2008 5:27:54 PM PDT by Pylon (Remember boys, flies spread disease, so keep yours closed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gondramB

Buy yourself some Pepper Jack cheese, and chunk it up and melt it with a little milk in a pan on the stove, or in your micro...but stir it the entire time it’s melting!

(Which means STOPPING the micro ever minute or so to stir...I don’t recommend getting INTO the microwave oven.)

Also buy yourself some “Restaurant Style” chips in white corn, yellow corn or blue corn and knock yourself out. :)

And your Fiesta (that means “party” in Spanish, not ‘Mexican’) starts...what time?

I’ll bring the cervesa (which is “beer” in Spanish, not ‘Mexican’) and the frijoles (which are “beans” in Spanish, not ‘’Mexican.’)

Ole! :) (Which means “Uh-RAH” in Marine-Speak.)


15 posted on 03/10/2008 5:29:10 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jdm

Wow. I’m a chick, but I must say that THOSE are some AMAZING nachos!

You realize this thread is going nowhere but down, right? ;)


16 posted on 03/10/2008 5:30:33 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: gondramB
Fredo: How do you say “banana daiquiri?”

Michael: “Banana daiquiri.”

17 posted on 03/10/2008 5:30:45 PM PDT by dighton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gondramB

Usted tiene un hermoso detrás


18 posted on 03/10/2008 5:33:21 PM PDT by listenhillary (You watch, Hillary will challenge McCain for the R nomination)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Diana in Wisconsin

On the contrary, this thread is looking “up”...


19 posted on 03/10/2008 5:35:10 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: jdm

What was the thing about Nachos? “Betcha can’t eat just one”?


20 posted on 03/10/2008 5:35:55 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: gondramB

Years ago, before she passed, my wife and I went to Mazatlan.

After about three days, she was “rice and beans... rice and beans... if I see any more rice and beans, I’m gonna puke!”
So the next morning at breakfast, she tried to order French Toast.

They didn’t have a clue, so we explained it to them as best we could.
They brought her slices of toast with scrambled eggs piled on top.

Nice try, but something got lost in the translation. (BTW, she was livid! There was a pile of rice and a pile of beans on the plate!)


21 posted on 03/10/2008 5:36:25 PM PDT by djf (She's filing her nails while they're draggin the lake....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gondramB

Don’t mind me. I’m just browsing.


22 posted on 03/10/2008 5:36:29 PM PDT by Nachoman (My guns and my ammo, they comfort me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jdm

melones agradables


23 posted on 03/10/2008 5:36:31 PM PDT by listenhillary (You watch, Hillary will challenge McCain for the R nomination)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: gondramB
Forget the nachos. Report and deport.

You like Mexican food? Get recipes off the internet.

24 posted on 03/10/2008 5:39:58 PM PDT by William Terrell (Individuals can exist without government but government can't exist without individuals.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jdm


Que Lastima! Dos chicas en la cocina
25 posted on 03/10/2008 5:40:30 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Old Sarge

*Rolleyes*

You’ve never seen me in my Green Bay Packer Cheese Bra. I put her to SHAME, LOL!

However, with Brett gone, life just ain’t worth living...until NEXT season that is, LOL!


26 posted on 03/10/2008 5:41:58 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: gondramB
Chile Con Queso

1 c Asadero cheese; shredded

4 oz Jalapenos, chopped;

-drained, OR

4 oz Poblanos, deveined &

-julienned

1/4 c Half & half

2 T Onion; finely chopped

2 ts Cumin, ground

1/2 ts Salt

Heat all ingredients over low heat, stirring constantly, until the cheese is melted. Serve warm with tostaditas.

27 posted on 03/10/2008 5:42:44 PM PDT by tapatio
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gondramB

There’s no such thing. Nachos were invented in Texas. And Chimichangas right here in Tucson. And until recently all the Corona sold in America was brewed by Budweiser. Remember these things come Cinco De Mayo so you can celebrate the holiday in the “proper” Mexican way.


28 posted on 03/10/2008 5:43:32 PM PDT by discostu (aliens ate my Buick)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Domandred

>>Part of the problem you are facing is that Nachos is actually an American food, not a Mexican one. They are served in Mexican restaurants here because it’s expected. Kinda like Chop Suey... not Chinese, but American.<<

Aha. Sadly, that makes perfect sense.


29 posted on 03/10/2008 5:45:13 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Old Sarge

LOL


30 posted on 03/10/2008 5:46:40 PM PDT by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: William Terrell

>>Forget the nachos. Report and deport.

You like Mexican food? Get recipes off the internet. <<

I tried - none of the recipes seemed to use Mexican cheese (like I’m assuming my Mexican restaurant uses)


31 posted on 03/10/2008 5:47:33 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Diana in Wisconsin

No, I confess I haven’t seen your cheesy-bra! LOL!

Oh, I’m sure you’ll find some lucky guy to make it worth his while...


32 posted on 03/10/2008 5:47:53 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Nachoman

>>Don’t mind me. I’m just browsing.<<

I would have thought that if any Freeper knew the answer...


33 posted on 03/10/2008 5:48:47 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: William Terrell

You do know that there are actual legal former Mexicans living in this country running restaurants.


34 posted on 03/10/2008 5:51:09 PM PDT by discostu (aliens ate my Buick)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: tapatio

>>Chile Con Queso

1 c Asadero cheese; shredded

4 oz Jalapenos, chopped;

-drained, OR

4 oz Poblanos, deveined &

-julienned

1/4 c Half & half

2 T Onion; finely chopped

2 ts Cumin, ground

1/2 ts Salt

Heat all ingredients over low heat, stirring constantly, until the cheese is melted. Serve warm with tostaditas.<<

Thank you. Thank you.

“Asadero cheese”
Do you know if this is a type of Mexican cheese?

>>Poblanos, deveined<<

Hopefully this is some type of vegetable or pepper


35 posted on 03/10/2008 5:51:12 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Old Sarge

Oh, I have a perfectly wonderful Husband. But he has a “Man Crush” on Brett too, LOL!

Who doesn’t in this state? ;)


36 posted on 03/10/2008 5:51:46 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: gondramB
Uh....

Uno orden Nachos el con queso blanco por y quatro carte blanco cervezas por favor?

And if the waitress is hot: y una orden de su amor a ir.

Hell, I had to ask Babel fish for help...what can I say.

/jasper

37 posted on 03/10/2008 5:52:49 PM PDT by Jasper (Stand Fast, Craigellachie!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Diana in Wisconsin

*sigh* Another sports-widow...


38 posted on 03/10/2008 5:53:12 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: discostu

>>There’s no such thing. Nachos were invented in Texas. And Chimichangas right here in Tucson. And until recently all the Corona sold in America was brewed by Budweiser. Remember these things come Cinco De Mayo so you can celebrate the holiday in the “proper” Mexican way.<<

That’s very disillusioning.


39 posted on 03/10/2008 5:53:17 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: gondramB

GondramB... can you describe the type of cheese you like. Is it smooth and pourable, like a fondue or hollandaise sauce or is it thicker and more substantive like melted mozzarella on a pizza?

Also, is it the color of cheddar (orange), or light like Monterey Jack cheese? If light, is it crumbly or smooth?


40 posted on 03/10/2008 5:54:09 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: gondramB
el nachos-o!

Okay. I'll shut up now.

41 posted on 03/10/2008 5:56:18 PM PDT by uglybiker (I do not suffer from mental illness. I quite enjoy it, actually.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gondramB

This might be the best way to ask for the cheese

mire esas mejillas hermosas


42 posted on 03/10/2008 5:56:28 PM PDT by listenhillary (You watch, Hillary will challenge McCain for the R nomination)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gondramB
This is a good brand of asadero.

Poblano is a mild chile pepper.Most of the Mexican markets will have these items.

43 posted on 03/10/2008 5:57:10 PM PDT by tapatio
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: jdm
¡m-m-m-m-m-melones!
44 posted on 03/10/2008 5:58:56 PM PDT by uglybiker (I do not suffer from mental illness. I quite enjoy it, actually.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: jdm
This thread calls for a Selma Hayek pic.

Their name is, I mean her name is Salma, not Selma.

45 posted on 03/10/2008 5:59:33 PM PDT by TChad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Diana in Wisconsin

Those ARE amazing nachos, some how I can’t get past the image of dipping them in salsa...


46 posted on 03/10/2008 6:00:02 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: gondramB
This reminds me of a joke.

A Mexican family had just arrived in Texas and was having trouble find work. He had looked all day for a job but hadn't found one and his family was hungry.

In desperation he decided to talk to God about it. He knelt down by a large tree and began to pray.

In a few minutes a big wheel of cheese came rolling down and hit the tree. He grabbed it and ran home.

When he got there he told his wife he wanted nachos for supper. She was surprised and asked if maybe he would rather have cheese enchiladas?

No, he said, the Lord told me to make it into nachos. As I was running home I could hear the Lords voice coming from above. He kept saying “it's not yo cheese, it's not yo cheese”. And that sir, is the way to pronounce nachos.

47 posted on 03/10/2008 6:00:19 PM PDT by Ditter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gondramB

It’s funny. BTW the last one (Budweiser making Corona) is why Cinco De Mayo is such a big thing here, they were having a hard time selling Corona and went looking for an occasion they could push and found an obscure Mexican holiday that nobody in Mexico actually cared about. And people in Mexico still don’t really care about the holiday.

As for nachos you’re probably looking at a cheddar/ jack blend. There really isn’t much in the way of “Mexican” cheese, though they do have some good goat cheeses down there. Really any good combo of cheese and some peppers with milk or vegetable oil to make it go smooth when you melt it and you’re good. Or just get the jars from Tostidos, pretty good nacho cheese. If you have a Linens N Things near you they have a mini-crock pot that perfectly holds the contents of one Tostidos jar, takes about half an hour to warm it up but man does it taste good.


48 posted on 03/10/2008 6:00:58 PM PDT by discostu (aliens ate my Buick)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Old Sarge

When mine was still worth looking at (before the 2 kids) I didn’t get upset if someone looked. If they touched without being invited to, they left with a black eye.

If it is packaged for display, then one may look; but touching is only for when you intent to purchase the product. (That’s nacho jeans);-)


49 posted on 03/10/2008 6:03:24 PM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: TChad

Oops, You’re right.


50 posted on 03/10/2008 6:06:05 PM PDT by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-83 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson