September 20 marks the OFFICIAL day where cheese-lovers worldwide celebrate their first love. The national holiday recognizes the eclectic treat in its hottest (literally) fashion一queso.
Here in Texas the liquid gold, or more formally known as chile con queso, is sold at restaurants and cantinas that all place unique twist on the melted dish. While Texas is known for remixing popular Spanish plates, bringing life to the term "Tex-Mex," there's an overload of local spots serving authentic cuisine.
Find out where in Houston you can enjoy the best of the best on National Queso Day.
The Original Jose’s Dip at Molina’s Cantina
Thanks to one clever, accommodating server named Jose many years ago, you can enjoy Molina's creamy, zesty chili con queso topped with spicy ground beef and served with freshly fried, crackly crisp house totopos.
Molina's Cantina, multiple locations. Medium: $5.95, large: $8.95. For more information, visit molinascantina.com.
Freebirds World Burrito
Freebirds' legendary Queso blanco is a delicious addition to the world-famous burrito bowls, nachos, and burritos. For National Queso Day, guests can redeem a free side of the queso.
Freebirds World Burrito, multiple locations. Free. For more information, visit, https://freebirds.com
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen
Chef and restauranteur Sylvia Casares, known for her authentic Mexican cuisine, is joining in on the national holiday. Her restaurant, Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, which was named in Eater Houston's 14 Essential Mexican and Tex-Mex Restaurants in Houston, will offer their queso for 25 percent off just today.
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, multiple locations. For more information, visit sylviasenchiladas.com
Pretzels & Smoked Gouda Queso at Dish Society
Dish Society, the farm-to-table restaurant known for its fresh ingredients offers a reimagined concept for chips and queso. The feat-casual restaurant offers pretzels from Soft Slow Dough Bread Co. and is served warm with smoked Gouda queso.
Dish Society, multiple locations. Queso is $9, or just $6 during happy hour, weekdays 3:30-6:30. For more information, visit dishsociety.com.
The Studewood Cantine
Popular Tex-Mex restaurant and bar in The Heights, Studewood Cantine is introducing its latest creation, Queso Flamedo, which is prepared tableside for its guests.
The Studewood Cantine, 1111 Studewood Street. Starting at $12. For more information, visit studewoodcantine.com.
Torchy's fans can enjoy free delivery starting on National Queso Day, and running through September 26 when ordering on the Torchy's app.
Torchy's Tacos, select Houston locations. Free. For more information, visit https://torchystacos.com.