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Ignacio García Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
170 García
Place Of Birth
Chihuahua, Mexico
128 years old
Birth Date
August 15 1895

Ignacio García Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
Current Partner
Marie Antoinette Salinas
Ignacio Anaya Jr

About Ignacio Anaya García 

Ignacio Anaya García was a butler at the restaurant Club Victoria in Piedras Negras when he invented nachos.

He made the snack with tortilla chips, shredded cheddar cheese, and jalapeno slices. Ignacio Anaya was born in San Carlos, Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico.

He was born on August 15, 1895. The snack nachos were named after his nickname, short of his name Ignacio. Ignacio Anaya died on November 9, 1975, due to an illness. In 1976, nachos were introduced at the Arlington Stadium in Texas, and nachos quickly became the most popular snack and were sold even more than popcorn. Even today, nachos are one of the most famous snacks worldwide. Now nachos have a lot of varieties and are made with different ingredients like processed cheese sauce, an invention by Frank Liberto. Ignacio Anaya opened a restaurant, El Nacho after Victory Club was shut down in 1961. Ignacio Anaya's name has gone down the history with the name of nachos as he named the snack after his name. Ignacio Anaya's nationality is Mexican. and he is also called 'the Mexican Culinary Innovator'. Ignacio Anaya's son Ignacio Anaya Jr. worked in banking. Ignacio Anaya made nachos for the first time for a regular customer of Club Victoria Mamie Finan and her three friends. Mamie Finan and her friends were wives of US servicemen, and they were out shopping when they stopped by Club Victoria and asked for something different from usual.

Ignacio Anaya García's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What Was Ignacio Anaya García’s Net Worth?

There are no details available on the net worth of Ignacio Anaya García.

How Much Did Ignacio Anaya García Earn Per Year?

There are no details available on per year earnings of Ignacio Anaya García.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How Tall Was Ignacio Anaya García?

Ignacio Anaya García was 5 ft 7in (170 cm) tall.

How Old Was Ignacio Anaya García?

Ignacio Anaya García was born in 1895 and died in 1975 when he was 80 years old.

Childhood And Education

Ignacio Anaya García's birth place is San Carlos, Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico. Ignacio Anaya was a chef born on August 15, 1895. there are no other details about Ignacio Anaya's childhood, education, mother, father or siblings, or any family member. His son, Ignacio Anaya Jr., worked in the banking field. Out of nine, only six of Ignacio Anaya's children survived. Although Ignacio Anaya was from Chihuahua, he lived in Piedras Negras. He also worked in Piedras Negras, a border town; therefore, most of his customers were US service members or wives of US servicemen.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who Was Ignacio Anaya García’s Partner?

Ignacio Anaya was married to Marie Antoinette Salinas. Together they had nine children, and out of their nine children, only six survived. Only the name of one of his sons is known; his name is Ignacio Anaya Jr.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Ignacio Anaya García is best known as a chef who invented the snack nachos. In Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico Ignacio Anaya worked at a restaurant named Victory Club. The place was near the army air base at Fort Duncan in Eagle Pass in Piedras Negras, Mexico. It is known that in 1940 Ignacio Anaya created nachos for the first time. At the restaurant Victory Club, there was a regular customer Mamie Finan, and one day she and her friends were shopping and decided to visit the Victory Club. She asked Ignacio Anaya to get a new snack different from usual. Ignacio Anaya went to the kitchen and saw a freshly made corn tortilla, and he decided to cut the tortilla into triangles and fry them. Ignacio Anaya then topped it off with cheddar cheese and heated it. He then chopped jalapeno and dressed the dish with jalapeno slices. The final word was simple tortilla chips with melted cheese and jalapeno slices. He served it to Mamie Finan and her three friends. After having the dish, Mamie Finan asked the dish's name; Ignacio Anaya said we could call it 'Nacho's Special.' This dish became so famous that the restaurant owner Roberto de Los Santos added the word to the menu of Victory Club. Ignacio Anaya opened his restaurant after the restaurant Victory Club was shut down in 1961. The name of Ignacio Anaya's restaurant was 'El Nacho'. Ignacio Anaya did not patent his dish and said that it was to make his customers happy. He even said that it was like any other border dish. Nachos were invented in Northern Mexico; therefore, it is considered Mexican food.

October 21 is celebrated as International Nacho Day. Every year on International Nacho Day, three-day-long festivities are held in the city of Piedras Negras to commemorate the invention of nachos by Ignacio Anaya. This celebration is called the International Nacho Festival worldwide.

Nowadays, nachos come with different types of toppings and cheese and have different fusion varieties.

What Awards Did Ignacio Anaya García Win?

In Piedras Negras Ignacio Anaya was awarded with a bronze plaque. As he lived there and his invention, nachos became famous worldwide.

Other Interesting Ignacio Anaya García Facts And Trivia

  • The restaurant in Ignacio Anaya García worked was Victory Club, but it was also called Club Victoria.
  • In an American cookbook of 1949, the recipe for Ignacio Anaya García's nachos was written.
  • In 2019, Google honored Ignacio Anaya García with a doodle on his birthday. It was supposed to be his 124th birthday that year. The Google doodle for Ignacio Anaya was made by Alfonso de Anda.
  • Ignacio Anaya opened a nachos special restaurant of his own and named it El Nacho.

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