Chile con Queso in LA
- cookieyumyum Aug 20, 2006 11:10 PM
Being a native texan, I LOVE chile con queso!! But I live in LA so I am only able to get my texas queso fix once-twice a year.
So I have started putting together a list of places to get queso in LA
So far I have
Granada in Burbank
Joselitos in Tujunga
Marix Tex Mex in West Hollywood
Any other known places?
PS. Andddddd I really don't dig the velveeta stuff. Maybe I've had it 1 too many times to satisfy the queso crave haha.
When I get desperate, I drive to On the Border. Have you actually been to Marix? Is it real Tex Mex?
La Cabanita in Montrose on Verdugo Rd. serves it up with hand made corn tortillas. It's ultra-cheesey, with chorizo, not like Joselitos on Honolulu, Montrose. Joselitos uses green chiles, no meat and they add something like cream or milk to the cheese to smooth it out a little.
La Parilla makes it with a choice of chorizo or mushrooms, but am not sure if they have it on the menu with chile.
Unfortunately, Marix is definitely fake tex mex. Not too big of a fan of On the Border, but maybe I should give it another try.
Queso fundido is different than chile con queso. Like Sassille said, chile con queso is more creamy and queso fundido is more just like if you melt cheese in a bowl and do not add anything to it. (except some yummy chorizo on top!)
Thanks for some more recommendations!!