This Bushwick bar and restaurant really knows what the people want: colorful tiki drinks and food that is mostly covered in cheese. After a few drinks, the nachos are a shining beacon. At first glance you think: Are these even nachos? The chips are topped with so many delicious ingredients that you might be tempted to pick up a fork. Work your way through the cilantro, three salsas and pintos, and you'll discover tortilla chips piled so high it's like Jenga for chips. While El Cortez cultivates an Aztec temple/Mexico City vibe, their Williamsburg restaurant, The Commodore has more of a stuck on an island/shipwreck feeling. But both places know that frozen drinks and addictive bar snacks are of the upmost importance.—Emily Elyse Miller of () and mkgallery's Around the World Network. This Bushwick bar and restaurant really knows what the people want: colorful tiki drinks and food that is mostly covered in cheese. After a few drinks, the nachos are a shining beacon.
[MUSIC] Hi, this is Manny. I work in El Cortez Bushwick. We're gonna do today, nachos, Mexico City style. We're gonna start with nachos, one of the most popular dishes in El Cortez. What we use is yellow tortilla chips, American white cheese, mix it with milk and jalapenos, and beans, three kind of salsas, chilli [INAUDIBLE] sauce, [INAUDIBLE] sauce, and salsa [INAUDIBLE] is jalapeno and [INAUDIBLE] Just. [SOUND]