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17 places to get some delicious queso in ATX

To be an Austinite is to love queso, so give one of these 17 local restaurants and chains to satisfy your cheesy cravings.

Someone dipping a chicken flauta in a bowl of queso.

Trudy’s famous queso is perfect for dipping.

Photo courtesy @atxfoodchronicles

Whether the weather is hot, cold, rainy, or clear, it’s always a good time to have some queso.

If you’re looking to enjoy some melty, cheesy goodness, we’ve got you covered. Check out one of these 17 local restaurants.

Queso with two candles inside on a plate of corn chips.

Better Half doesn’t just have great queso — it’s also a perfect spot to get a cocktail, cup of coffee, or breakfast sandwich.

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Better Half Coffee and Cocktails, 406 Walsh St. | Have your queso and eat it too — vegan or otherwise — at this afternoon eatery, which also serves coffee, breakfast, burgers, and more.

Chuy’s, multiple locations | We’d be remiss to exclude this famous Tex-Mex restaurant, which serves its queso with green chile and ranchero, with optional pico de gallo and ground beef.

Cisco’s, multiple locations | Cisco’s signature chile con queso, or queso con todo if you’re feeling fancy, pairs great with a margarita and some fajitas.

Curra’s Grill, 614 E. Oltorf St. | Serving south Austin since 1994, Curra’s gives guests the choice between a classic chile con queso or queso flameado.

El Alma, mulitple locations | With a newly opened Westgate location, El Alma’s queso blanco is a local favorite and its jalapeno crab queso is luxurious.

Fonda San Miguel, 2330 W. N. Loop Blvd. | Queso meets sophistication at this upscale, traditional Mexican restaurant, which serves its queso fundido with homemade tortillas.

Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon, multiple locations | Order some loaded queso blanco to pair with an avocado margarita and the green apple, jicama, and mint guacamole — you can thank us later.


Okay, so... it’s time to get some of Kerbey Lane All Day Cafe’s famous queso.

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Kerbey Lane All Day Cafe, multiple locations | Morning or night, have your choice of four different types of queso (including a vegan option) at this neighborhood cafe. Learn more about how Kerbey Lane became the family diner of ATX.

La Popular, 7415 Southwest Pkwy., Ste. 100 | This Mexico City-based restaurant group serves some of the best queso fundido topped with chorizo in the game and it pairs exquisitely with the four signature salsas.

Lazarus Brewing Company, multiple locations | Sit back, relax, and enjoy some delicious queso fundido with a local brew.

Matt’s El Rancho, 2613 S. Lamar Blvd. | Sure, you can get regular queso, but this beloved local restaurant is known for its Bob Armstrong dip, or queso with loads of guacamole, taco meat, and sour cream.

Mi Madre’s, 2201 Manor Rd. | Try the queso or the Saltillo dip, which consists of layered beans, ground beef, queso, pico de gallo, sour cream, avocado, and pickled jalapenos.

ONETACO. Taquería, multiple locations | ONETACO.'s queso blanco is one of the most affordable on the list, and it makes a great addition to their street tacos.

An overhead view of queso, chips, guacamole, tortillas, and more on a table.

Look no further than Tacodeli to satisfy those cheesy cravings.

Photo courtesy Dani Parsons

Tacodeli, multiple locations | Get some queso plain or try Roberto’s Brazo Fuerte Queso, topped with beef picadillo, pico de gallo, and guacamole.

Torchy’s Tacos, multiple locations | This unique take on queso is served with a healthy scoop of guacamole, green chile, and a dash of diablo sauce.

Trudy’s, 8820 Burnet Rd. | Dive into some loaded salsa — complete with avocado, refried beans, ground beef, sour cream, pickled jalapenos, and cotija cheese — at this Tex-Mex fave.

Veracruz All Natural, multiple locations | Veracruz only slings vegan cashew queso, but it’s worth a bite for any queso lover.

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