Draft – Nachos or Nothin’

After a long day of sailing at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center, my friends and I were pretty hungry, and we knew exactly what we wanted. A relatively new restaurant, Draft, is located right along the Mission Beach Boardwalk next to Belmont Park, and it has the biggest nacho plate that any of us have ever seen. We first started coming here because it was a great place to watch the sunset with its huge open windows, but we quickly realized what we loved even more were the nachos.

This nacho plate can easily serve up for four people, but the three of us downed it in under 20 minutes. Beer helped, of course, but we could not get enough of that cheesy goodness. These shredded beef nachos are well worth the $17, and come loaded with cheddar cheese, black beans, jalapenos, guacamole, verde salsa cruda, lime cream, pico de gallo, and queso fresco. We tried to make it last as long as possible, but it was gone too soon. Our server looked a little stunned that the three of us finished so fast, but we were proud of ourselves. Talk about a nacho party. I mean come on, look at that guac- it seriously can’t get better than that.

More rounds of beer meant more food in our already stuffed stomachs, so we decided to go for something a little sweeter. We took a look at the dessert menu and I decided on the Mexican Hot Chocolate Cake. It came in a coffee mug and was made ‘a la mode’ with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, along with a churro crisp. At first, I was a little disappointed with the size of the dessert because I felt like it was too tiny (I take my desserts very seriously), but once I got a couple bites in I realized it was going to be way too much. The cake is extremely rich and has a little spice to it, but the vanilla ice cream on top paired splendidly with it. Oozing out of the cake was melted chocolate that was heaven on earth. It was the perfect ending to a meal that I wanted to last forever.


Draft, we will be back, and we will conquer that nacho plate in ten minutes or less next time around.

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