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Say Cheese: 5 Life-Changing Bowls of Queso

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.