Are These Indy’s Best Nachos?

When La Margarita ditched the traditional chip tower, diners went wild.
La Margarita Nachos
A pan of nachos from La Margarita. Credit: Jes Nijjer/Indianapolis Monthly

La Margarita
1043 Virginia Ave.

For decades, La Margarita’s nacho dish was the standard “stacked” tower of chips you see everywhere, proprietor Jon Carlos Rangel says. But a few years ago, they tried a one-day special in which chips were laid out on a sheet pan to ensure equal toppings for all. 

“It was a crazy success,” Rangel says, so their trays of nachos joined the menu for good. Quality ingredients are key when every chip is the star, and La Marg chops, grates, broils, and blends its nacho components every day. “People love a plate of good nachos in front of them,” Rangel says. “It’s such a good feeling.” 

This article appeared in the July, 2024 issue of Indianapolis Monthly magazine. Subscribe today.