We were alerted by a loyal fan that Malone's Lakeside Bar and Grill's menu claimed to have the best nachos in town. Obviously we had to see if this bold claim was true...
Total Score: 3/5
Portion Value: The chicken nachos are $15.99. A decent amount of chips for the price. An average value for the price.
Topping Quality: Mozzarella and Monterey Jack Cheese, sliced jalapenos, olives and chicken with salsa on top. These could have used a few more veggies on them but overall the toppings were nothing to write a blog about....
Topping Distribution: There was a stack of naked chips under the top layer so the two sour creams were needed.
Chip Quality: While delicious, these babies sogged up fairly quickly under the pressure of the salsa.
Presentation: The wicker basket, foil wrapped plate and plastic ramekins of sour cream were lazy and a little uninspiring. Definitely doesn't allow for a gasp when the plate arrives at the table.
Overall Impression: While the overall taste was alright, we were left underwhelmed after their bold claim. Despite these not being the best nachos in Ottawa, Malone's boasts a great view of Dow's Lake and a whack of TV's to catch the game.