The Market Common

Nacho Hippo


The local legend says the elusive Nacho Hippo (Nachonamus Hippopotamo Maximus) can only be spotted when a true lover of World Class Nachos has given up all hope of finding any. Then and only then, the Hippo may magically appear on a clear moonlit night – trudging through the dunes, ready to help and guide a kindred spirit. If you are one of the lucky ones who sees the Hippo, follow her. She will lead you to Nacho Hippo Cantina Maximo.

Nacho HippoRecent Reviews

Olivia Thompson

in the last week

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary in Myrtle Beach. We tried several restaurants and this was our favorite. We even went back for a second time. The price is great for the amount of food you get. I have a severe gluten allergy and were extremely helpful - they have a separate menu.

Melinda Davis

2 weeks ago

Atmosphere was great..nice clean. Food was questionable. Ordered the queso and chips which was delicious. Then my meal comes and I had ordered the Popeye. It was too greasy for me to eat. It looked like the vegetables had been minced and hardly any spinach on it. Very disappointing. I will say the server did comp the meal so for that I left her that amount in tip. Not many servers would notice much less ask why I didn't eat the meal. I will try again.

Chris Cate

2 months ago

Second time eating at a Nacho Hippo. The first time was two years ago at the one with open outside seating. We were impressed. Because of our experience, we wanted to try this location. Much different and much slower. We arrived at 8 to eat on Sunday night and left around 9:50. Food was slow coming out, and then a comment was made, "tasted almost like taco bell." Sadly it was not what we expected or experienced from our first visit. Maybe the team can fix recipes and wait time. Best of luck, don't know if we will be back or not.


a month ago

We go here all the time! Plenty of kid friendly options and a really cool environment. We've never had a bad experience with the service here either. The food always comes out great and very speedy! It's definitely a favorite with us. Especially because of convenient location! No complaints :)

Barney Packard

in the last week

Had a short trip to Myrtle Beach, my host suggested Nacho Hippo and I'm grateful. I tried the cheese corn on the cob, very good. I found many temptations on the menu but settled on chimichangas. They provide chips and salsa and if I make it back to SC will try build your own nachos. It's been 5 weeks and I still think of that unusual sweet corn and the fun atmosphere of Nacho Hippo. Go for it!