Aug 31

A Search for the Perfect Nachos: The Unicorn

by Nathan Atnikov · 3 comments

Downtown Calgary has its share of pubs and restaurants, and its share of options to sit down with a beer and a plate of nachos. To help you sort out your options and decide which nachos are right for you, has launched a search for the perfect plate of nachos.

Our first contestant is The Unicorn, found at 304, 8th Avenue SW. The first thing you’ll notice is that this is a large, large order of nachos. The regular-sized order is more than enough for two people, and comes piled high with cheese, jalapenos, sour cream, salsa, and the usual veggies. Beef, chicken and guacamole can all be added for a little extra. The veggies were fresh and the chips were nice and crisp, unfortunately the cheese wasn’t completely melted all the way through, but for the most part the nachos were very enjoyable, and it didn’t hurt that The Unicorn is kind enough to offer half-pints of beer to those not looking for a full 20 ounces after work.

Overall, the nacho experience at The Unicorn was good, but not great. The extra 20 seconds it would’ve taken to melt the rest of the cheese would’ve been well worth it, but that’s surely not an issue every single time. I would definitely go back and give them another shot.

Overall grade: B

The Unicorn
304 Steven Avenue Mall
Calgary, AB

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