GUIDE: Where to eat queso in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

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Queso has become a staple of many TexMex menus. Here are a few places to enjoy the cheesy appetizer in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto. This list is not comprehensive.

Green Chile Queso

This vegetarian-friendly queso includes hatch chile and corn pico de gallo and is served with tortilla chips. Greenhouse also serves a variety of American dishes with weekly specials and a brunch menu.

$7.50

Greenhouse Craft Food
1400 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Ste. 110, Round Rock
512-366-5567
www.greenhousecraftfood.com

Queso with brisket

Downtown Round Rock’s newest restaurant serves chips and queso with the option of adding brisket. The dip also includes pico de gallo. Liberty BBQ also serves a variety of barbecued meats, salads, flatbreads and desserts.

$8.00
$6.00 (without brisket)

Liberty Barbecue
103 E. Main St., Round Rock
512-433-6330
www.facebook.com/libertybbqrrtx

Burros Queso

Burros Tex Mex Bar and Grill’s self-named queso comes topped with ground beef, pico de gallo and guacamole and is served alongside tortilla chips. The restaurant offers more than a dozen separate types of burritos to complement your queso dip.

$8.50

Burros Tex Mex Bar and Grill
900 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock
512-305-3881
www.facebook.com/BurrosTexMex

Chile con queso

Pflugerville’s Krystal Taqueria serves its chile con queso alongside its expansive menu of Mexican and Latin American fare. The restaurant offers plates ranging from gorditas, to fish tacos, to pozole and more.

$4.99 small
$6.99 Large

Krystal Taqueria
14815 Dessau Road, Ste. 500, Pflugerville
512-838-6811

Queso Fundido

This dish features mushrooms, peppers, zucchini and onions topped with cheese. It is served with flour or corn tortillas. La Margarita also serves Queso Fiesta, which includes taco meat, guacamole, pico de gallo, and regular queso which can be served spicy or without meat upon request.

$10.35 (Combo)
$8.90
$10.05 (with chicken)
$10.60 (with beef)

La Margarita offers $2 medium regular quesos on Wednesdays.

La Margarita
1530 N. I-35, Round Rock
512-388-1103
www.lamargarita.us

Shrimp Queso

One of three Monterrey quesos available on the Rio Grande menu, the shrimp queso comes served with four warm tortillas. Rio Grande also offers a fajita queso and poblano queso made from Monterey Jack cheese.

$10.29

Rio Grande
560 Hwy. 79, Ste. A-100, Hutto
512-759-1449
www.riograndemex.com

Chile compuesto

Casa Arandinas’ chile compuesto is a mixture of the restaurant’s chile con queso and grilled ground beef. The restaurant, which opened in 2018, offers several queso options, including a classic chile con queso, queso flameado and a choriqueso dish made with Monterey Jack cheese and chorizo.

$5.99

Casa Arandinas
1700 Grand Avenue Parkway, Ste. 180, Pflugerville
512-520-9935
www.casaarandinas.com

Chef Todd Engel’s Bluebonnet Queso

INGREDIENTS
1 cup
diced onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 cup milk
1 cup house salsa
1 cup Blue Bonnet Cream Ale
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 pounds American cheese
1 pound cheddar jack cheese

Directions
1. Saute onions and garlic until soft.
2. Add milk, salsa, beer and spices; bring to a simmer.
3. Whisk in cheese.
4. Serve with chips, pretzels or fries.

Chef Rob Snow’s Easy Home Queso

INGREDIENTS
2 pounds EZ melt cheese
1 cup salsa of your choice
2 roasted poblano peppers, diced
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
1 teaspoon cumin

Directions
1. Melt all ingredients together.

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