It’s all about the nachos!
The answer to this question is not a straightforward one. Nachos were invented in Mexico, for Americans, by a Mexican!
They originated in the small Mexican town of Piedras Negras in 1943 and were invented by restaurateur, Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya. One day, when Nacho was without his chef, he needed to rustle up a quick snack for a group of US military wives who were in town. Grabbing what he could find in the kitchen, he fried tortillas and served them warm with grated cheese and jalapeño peppers: simple, tasty and vegetarian.
The popularity of the dish swiftly spread throughout Texas and the Southwest USA, eventually becoming a worldwide favourite. Nachos as we know them today are truly a Tex Mex dish, but because of these unusual beginnings, they will always have Mexico at their heart.