Top 5 Must-Try Queso Dips in the 806

Written By Visit Lubbock Interns

June 14, 2023

By: Annie Kinnison

Queso, the Tex-Mex classic, holds a special place in the hearts of Texans. If you’ve been looking for the best queso in town, your search ends here! I’ve picked five must-try queso spots in the 806 that are sure to satisfy your cravings and give you a taste of what Lubbock has to offer. 

2402 Avenue Q

6951 Indiana Avenue

Orlando’s Italian Restaurant is a beloved local favorite. The perfect blend of fresh cheeses and a hint of spice make their queso a true crowd-pleaser. The Mafia Queso at Orlando’s is an unexpected and delicious twist that will leave you craving more. 

1807 Buddy Holly Avenue

Triple J’s, a classic local establishment with a distinct ambiance, offers a queso that is as memorable as the restaurant itself. The wonton chips are the perfect touch. If you’re looking to sample the queso in a unique and flavorful way, the nachos are an excellent choice. Be sure to check the live music lineup before you go!

2417 Broadway Street

This popular destination for college students serves up traditional queso with great Tex-Mex flavor. When you’ve had the pleasure of visiting Lubbock, it’s impossible to miss out on the renowned reputation of Chimy’s. Don’t forget to take advantage of the pleasant weather by enjoying the patio seating while sipping on a margarita or Chilton– the perfect accompaniment to your Chimy’s experience!

4401 82nd Street

Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant presents yet another timeless queso with its delightful, sweet flavor. Diverging from the typical Tex-Mex spiciness, Abuelo’s offers a velvety and creamy taste that melts in your mouth. Abuelo’s offers an environment ideal for any occasion, whether it’s a casual get-together or a special event.

7611 Milwaukee Avenue

Picoso’s Mexican Kitchen offers a variation of queso with its own unique twist, the Hatch Green Chili Queso. This appetizer combines the creamy goodness of blanco queso with the bold flavors of hatch green chilies, striking a perfect balance between spiciness and creaminess. The Hatch Green Chili Queso at Picoso’s is a must-try. 

P.S. If you’re craving something different, Picoso’s also has a Brisket Queso that is incredible.

The list goes on! Here are a few other places to dip and sip the night away: Torchy’s Tacos, Rosa’s Cafe, Chuy’s, Caprock Cafe, Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant, Albarran’s Mexican Bar & Grill, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop and Mama Rita’s.

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