As San Franciscans, we love our Mexican food. And with taquerias and taco trucks on practically every corner, there’s no shortage of it. One of our absolute favorite spots is Nopalito. And while you won’t find a burrito on the menu here, Nopalito serves up plenty of other crave-worthy dishes—like their famous totopos con chile (AKA the best loaded nachos you’ve ever had). They’re spicy, creamy, tangy, cheesy and bursting with flavor.
You’ll find them at Nopalito’s brand-new takeout window in the Mission, and their Broderick location even offers takeout totopos kits. But if you’re anything like us, you love a good recipe challenge, and chef-owner Gonzalo Guzman has delivered. Here’s how to make the famous dish at home.