Nachoquest: Barracuda’s

A number of months ago I had posted a thing about roasted pork sandwiches and how Locust Point’s Barracuda’s had a decent version of it, not long afterward I received an email about how I had BLOWN THE CHANCE to sample Barracuda’s nachos, which the emailer raved about. Time passed, I forgot about it, seasons went by, and then I received another email from the same guy about the nachos, but this time with a picture.

So we found ourselves again at Barracuda’s in front of their charming signage, eager to sample some nacho wares (photo via street teeeeeeeeam).

Surf n’ Turf Nachos. I’m intrigued. Fresh tortilla chips topped with grilled steak, shrimp, crab, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, jalapenos, black beans, and sour cream. $13. While I’m not normally a proponent of seafood on nachos, once I ordered these things and they arrived in what can only be described as “a trough,” the oohs and aahs started up pretty quickly.

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Surf n’ Turf Nachos, $13

Such a massive amount of nachos. And all the ingredients are there, to be sure — big chunks of steak, whole skrimps, a bunch of lump crab meat and all other advertised ingredients in the mix pumping the value meter to the top at $13 for all the proteins involved and a share factor with enough chips and toppings for at least two. The chips are toasted very, very well and provide a great crunch.

However. This nachobucket has one potentially fatal flaw: a total lack of enough toppings. With such a huge amount of chips involved, it’s a bit shameful that after having consumed almost every shred of cheese, steak, jalapeno et al we were left with about 40% naked chips.


And normally, this amount of naked chips would in fact be a deal breaker, but the sheer volume of chips initially actually still retains an amount that satisfies, so as long as you’re comfortable with them wasting a whole shitload of chips in a huge container for no apparent reason other than looking like a lot more for your money, you’re still getting you’re money’s worth. So ponder that a moment and know that at the end of the day, these nachos are hella decent – not perfect, but decent. Is it just me or did the email photo look like it had a lot more cheese? Have you had these nachos, dear reader? Did they have a lot more cheese when you had them?

Four Golden Nachos Out of Five

Surf N’ Turf Nachos – $13
1230 E Fort Ave, Locust Point
(410) 685-2832
Barracudas Locust Point Tavern on Urbanspoon

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