The Tri-Cities Nacho Tour: St. James’s Well in Port Moody

St. James's Well Port Moody

Here we are with the second stop on the 486 part series known as the Tri-Cities Nacho Tour. We have a lot of nachos to go, so let’s get right to it.

Billing itself as The Authentic Irish Pub in Newport Village, St. James’s Well has long been a staple of the village community. I’m going to have to call shenanigans on the “Authentic Irish Pub” line. Unlike a real Irish pub, the service is friendly and the food is actually good. So with Nacho Tour compatriot Mike and I again at the table with Groupon in hand, let’s bring on the nachos.

First thing we noticed was the presentation. The sour cream, guacamole, and salsa came in this handy three cup dish with a raised rack around the nachos. Makes it much easier to dip and gives the overall impression of being lovingly prepared right off the bat.

St. James's Well Nachos Port Moody BC

Moving into the actual chips, nice colour variety, not too salty, but very well rounded. A good amount of cheese was layered throughout the plate, so cheese distribution was great. Mike tells me the salsa and guacamole was excellent. The vegetables were great. Nice sized chunks of onion and tomato, with a healthy helping of jalapeños that gave the nachos that little kick. The only drawback for this helping of Mexi goodness was they were a little dry. A few seconds earlier out of the oven and it would have been a home run. Overall though, these were excellent nachos, and I don’t hesitate to recommend checking out St. James’s Well for the atmosphere, the live music on Friday and Saturday nights, and the nacho goodness.

If you would like to weigh in with your favourite Tri-City Nachos, or if you would like to host Mike and I for an installment of the Tri-Cities Nacho Tour, leave a comment below or email me at

Tri-City Nacho Tour Score: 4 out of 5 nachos.

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  1. I love the nachos at Santa Rosa in Port Coquitlam. They make their own home made chips at their restaurant.