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Luxury hotel issue apology after customer’s extortionate plate of nachos sparks outrage

Luxury hotel issue apology after customer’s extortionate plate of nachos sparks outrage

Social media users mercilessly mocked the 'pathetic' dish online

A luxury hotel has been forced to issue an apology after serving up some seriously overpriced nachos.

The luxury Las Vegas hotel has been mercilessly trolled by X users after its rather 'pathetic' portion of nachos went viral online.

The five-star Fountainbleau Hotel on the Vegas Strip opened just a few weeks ago in December 2023.

With 3,644 rooms starting at a hefty $432 (£340) per night, the hotel claims to set a new standard in the world of luxury Las Vegas accommodation.

However, one customer was left less than impressed after paying a visit to the hotel sportsbook, named The Tavern, paying $24 (£18.90) for a portion of nachos with just six soggy tortillas.

After waiting an hour for the dish to arrive, they were left stunned as they were presented with six cheese-encrusted tortilla chips, accompanied by four dips and a rather sad-looking green garnish.

Las Vegas' Fountainbleau hotel was mercilessly mocked after its pathetic portion of nachos was shared online.

@MuTigerMike shared a snap of his disappointing plate of food on X (formerly known as Twitter), writing: "Hey @fblasvegas, we waited an hour for food in the Sportsbook and this is our nachos??? Come on man."

The post has since been viewed more than 1.4 million times and, unsurprisingly, Mike's fellow social media users had lot to say about it, brutally ripping into the hotel's skimpy offering.

One user wrote: "More condiments than chips. Wow."

Another added: "I'm sorry but this is really insulting."

A third joked: "It's not nachos. It's just 'nacho,'" while a fourth quipped that at least the dish was 'low carb.'

The hashtag #nachogate was even born out of the scandal and other restaurants in the Vegas area were quick to share snaps of their own, much larger, nacho offerings.

Following the brutal backlash, Fountainbleau Las Vegas was quick to switch up the recipe, developing an improved version of the recipe far more deserving of its $24 price tag.

The hotel has since shared a new and improved version of the dish.

The hotel wrote on X: "The Tavern menu was designed to be 'bar food favorites, all grown up.'

"We hope you’ll excuse our growing pains while the nachos went through their awkward phase. We’re thrilled to report they’ve matured into one stacked snack."

They also shared a picture of the new-and-improved dish — a massive stack of chips with all the trimmings — and in all fairness, it looks really good.

Las Vegas-based influencer, FWIW, has since headed over to the hotel to check out the new nachos for himself, confirming that they had definitely 'upgraded' the viral snack.

LADbible has reached out to Fountainebleau Las Vegas for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Fountainbleau/X/@MuTigerMike

Topics: Food And Drink, Twitter, US News, Viral, Travel