Around these parts, melted cheese is serious business. Any great meal in Austin can and should begin with a velvety bowl of queso— locally, it’s one of our main food groups. A great queso recipe can not only put a new restaurant on the map, it can make it an institution.
Luckily Favor, your personal delivery assistant, understands that queso is the lifeblood of our fair city, and they are standing by to bring your favorite blend of queso straight to your door. With that in mind, here is a list of the quesos we can’t live without.
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#1 – Torchy’s Tacos
Their green chile queso may be even better than their tacos. That’s a major statement, but we stand behind it!
Save this one for a late night craving as this is queso is one you can enjoy 24 hours a day!
#3 – Matt’s El Rancho
This classic Austin joint makes nearly every “best of” list for good reason. Bob Armstrong Dip is a truly heavenly version of queso. Just make sure you don’t go on Tuesday (they’re closed)!
#4 – Chuy’s
Many moons ago, on a past Cinco de Mayo, we judged a blind queso tasting contest and this guy was the winner.
#5 – El Alma
El Alma gets bonus points for the homemade chips that come with its queso. It’s a stellar combo!
#6 – Maudie’s
This bowl of melted goodness has a distinctive flavor that keeps the queso connoisseurs coming back. Is it butter? Garlic? It’s AMAZING is what it is.
#7 – Magnolia Café
Another place where you can snag queso 24 hours a day, this one known as “Magnolia Mud” is dangerously addicting.
#8 – Taco Deli
This white and peppery queso is rich and savory. It’s the perfect thing to distract you during those five looooong minutes you have to wait for their incredible tacos.
#9 – Texas Chili Parlor
Don’t be fooled by its humble (and dark) appearance. This queso is worth the stop.
#10 – Pelon’s
Melted cheese with hatch green chiles. Need we say more?
The Vidal family’s food truck is famous for brisket, but their chips y queso are to die for as well.
#12 Santa Rita
This bowl is old-fashioned and devoid of trendy nonsense. You can’t go wrong.
#13 – Posse East
Down and dirty bar food is one of life’s simple pleasures, and this queso is pure bliss.
#14 – Hula Hut
Queso with a view? You don’t have to ask us twice!
#15 – Curra’s
This is all you need to know: Land O’Lakes extra melt with whole black beans, guacamole and pico.
#16 – Polvo’s
This queso comes standard with bonus ingredients. You’ll love every bit of melted American cheese topped with guacamole, ground beef, and pico de gallo.
#17 – Zocalo Cafe
Cream cheese is the secret ingredient that sets them apart from the rest!
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