Los nachos de Nacho

By Sandra Nickel
Illustrated by Oliver Dominguez

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Presentamos a Ignacio (Nacho) Anaya. De niño le encantaba comer y cocinar. Cuando creció trabajó en restaurantes, incluyendo el Club Victoria, un sitio popular cercano a la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos.

En una tarde de 1940, una cliente asidua llegó con unas amigas. Quería una botana. Algo nuevo, algo especial. Nacho corrió a la cocina e improvisó con los ingredientes que tenía a la mano. En ese momento de inspiración, ¡Nacho hizo historia!

Aquí tienes la sabrosa y verdadera historia de un creativo chef mexicano y la exquisita botana que le encanta a comensales entusiastas de todo el mundo. Es tiempo de saborear Los nachos de Nacho.

Meet Ignacio (Nacho) Anaya. As a boy, he loved to eat and cook. When he grew up, he worked in restaurants, including the Victory Club, a popular eatery near the Mexico--United States border.

Late one afternoon in 1940, a regular customer stopped by with some friends. She wanted a snack--something new, something different. Nacho rushed to the kitchen and improvised with the ingredients on hand. In those inspired moments, Nacho made food history!

Here is the tasty and true tale of an inventive Mexican chef and his delectable snack that is loved by enthusiastic eaters around the world. It's time to dig into Nacho's Nachos.

About the Creators

Thumb_sandra_nickel_2019__headshot_ Sandra Nickel - Author

SANDRA NICKEL makes her children’s book debut with Nacho’s Nachos. She says that story ideas are everywhere; you just have to reach out and grab them. She is a two-time winner of the Hunger Mountain Katherine Patterson Prize for YA and Children’s Writing in the picture book category. A native of Kansas, Nickel now lives in Chexbres, Switzerland, where she blogs about children’s book writers and illustrators at You can also find her online at and @senickel.

Photo: Elisabeth Fransdonk

Thumb_oliver_dominguez_2019 Oliver Dominguez

OLIVER DOMINGUEZ is a freelance illustrator in the summer and during the rest of the year he works as a professor of illustration at Ringling College of Art and Design. Dominguez’s inspirations for his illustrations come from contemporary artists, photography, history books—just about everything and anything. He has a special fondness for historical fashion, knowing the story behind what people used to wear and why. Dominguez and his family live in Cape Coral, Florida. You can visit him online at and @oliverdominguezart.