What’s cheesy, delicious and creates traffic jams at the dinner table (see below)? QUESO. The crowned jewel of any Mexican meal. It’s definitely not something we take lightly here in Music City. We recently rounded up the Best Mexican Restaurants in Nashville but today we’re taking things one step further with the Best Bowls of Queso around town.
If you’re looking for some addictive white cheese dip with a little heat, Taqueria del Sol is your place. It’s consistently the perfect consistency.. not too runny, not too creamy. And the chips! Thin, light, salty.. also perfection.
If that photo doesn’t have you opening up your UberEats or Doordash apps, I don’t know what will. The queso at Bakersfield Nashville is loaded with deliciousness aka chorizo, black beans, and pickled peppers.
The queso fundido at Chago’s Cantina is loaded with house-made chorizo and totally award-worthy. Sharing not recommended.
So technically this is not *in* Nashville it might as well be! Nectar Urban Cantina is one of our favorite restaurants in Donelson and their queso is killer. It’s a house-made poblano queso dip that’s fresh, and delicious.
The queso at Pancho and Lefty’s is a blend of cheeses topped with fire-roasted poblano peppers. Right now you can indulge at their downtown location across from Bridgestone Arena but soon you can treat yourself at their second location opening up in Sylvan Park.
You have not one, not two, not three but four quesos to choose from at Saint Anejo. Their Chiles Verdes is topped with green chiles, the Chorizo de la Casa is topped with spicy chorizo, the Habanero Diablo is topped with spicy salsa and the Shrimp Samba is topped with spicy shrimp. Arriba arriba!
Rosepepper, one of our favorites on the east side, serves up a Buffalo White Cheese Dip topped with Chorizo that’s deeeelish. But for many, the showstopper here is their unique flour chips. They’re thicker, softer and totally addicting.
When your queso is this good, you don’t need frills. Satco serves up that yellow cheese dip we can’t get enough of! Mmm.
Taco Mamacita’s Chips con Queso is the traditional white cheese dip you dream about. It’s simple and delicious. Why change up a good thing?
There’s nada much that compares to the loaded queso at Nada Nashville.The smoked gouda, rajas, black bean puree, pico de gallo, and the habanero kreeper salsa pack some major flavor.