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Say Cheese: 5 Life-Changing Bowls of Queso

By Megan Giller | September 3, 2014 By Megan Giller  |  September 3, 2014

Queso is more than a can of Rotel and a tube of Velveeta: it's a way of life. Today we're tackling five spots to get your dip on.

1. Torchy’s  
Though known for its tacos, the Austin original makes a green chile queso to die for — if not for the cheese itself, then for the toppings (guacamole, queso fresco, cilantro and Diablo hot sauce). 

2. Matt’s El Rancho  
“The Bob Armstrong dip is not to be missed,” says a Zagat survey taker, and we whole-heartedly agree. Taco meat, guacamole, sour cream, cheese. Yes.

3. Tacodeli  
Forget these loaded bowls. Sometimes — like every day — queso is best enjoyed as the star of its own show.

4. Kerbey Lane Cafe
Dip into queso topped with pico de gallo and find a layer of rich, creamy guacamole hiding underneath.

5. Magnolia Café
Mag mud. We’ve all been there, usually at 3 in the morning. Black beans, queso, avocado, pico de gallo: a winning combination.

Places Mentioned

Magnolia Cafe

AmericanTarrytown
Food24 Decor19 Service22 Cost$19

Magnolia Cafe South

AmericanSoCo (South Congress)
Food24 Decor19 Service22 Cost$19

Kerbey Lane Cafe

EclecticWest Campus
Food22 Decor18 Service21 Cost$18

Kerbey Lane Cafe

AmericanOakmont Heights
Food22 Decor18 Service21 Cost$18

Kerbey Lane Cafe - Southwest

EclecticOak Hill
Food22 Decor18 Service21 Cost$18

Kerbey Lane Cafe

CafeAustin
Food22 Decor18 Service21 Cost$18

Tacodeli

MexicanNorth Austin
Food26 Decor17 Service23 Cost$11

Tacodeli

MexicanBarton Hills
Food26 Decor17 Service23 Cost$11

Tacodeli

MexicanRosedale
Food26 Decor17 Service23 Cost$11

Matt's Famous El Rancho

Tex-MexSouth Lamar
Food21 Decor21 Service21 Cost$24

Torchy's Tacos

MexicanNorthwest Hills
Food26 Decor19 Service22 Cost$12

Torchy's Tacos

TacoSouth Lamar
Food26 Decor19 Service22 Cost$12

Torchy's Tacos

MexicanBrentwood
Food26 Decor19 Service22 Cost$12

Torchy's Tacos

MexicanOak Hill
Food26 Decor19 Service22 Cost$12

Torchy's Tacos

TacoBouldin Creek
Food26 Decor19 Service22 Cost$12

Torchy's Tacos

MexicanSouth Austin
Food26 Decor19 Service22 Cost$12

Torchy's Tacos

MexicanNorth Campus
Food26 Decor19 Service22 Cost$12

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