mexican cheese dip
im not sure if this is purely an americanized mexican restaurant offering or not, but i dont care =). there was a wonderful mexican restaurant i went to in florida before i moved here that had queso dip, a white chesse dip that was absolutley amazing. every other mexican restaurant i ever went to in florida had this. where can i find a mexican restaurant that serves this cheese dip AND is super yummy?
thanks in advance.
I just returned from my home state, South Carolina, where my sister introduced me to a very small Mexican restaurant called "El Jalisco" (pronounced with a hard J there). They served a melted white queso with chips-only the cheese, very runny, and the chips. Nothing added to the cheese. It was OK but would have been much more exciting with some additions.
I was amused at the menu-every main and al la carte dish was available with (and almost always ordered with) ground beef. No carnitas on the menu but, when I asked the waiter, he laughed and said "anything you want".
Of course, I don't live in South Carolina...
re: Amy H.
That's queso fundido, or melted cheese. It's usually somewhat akin to a jack cheese, with things like bits of chorizo in there to spice it up. It's exceptional sort of squished on to fresh made tortillas, with bits of guack on chips, etc. Ahh, memories of Mexico.
Oh, and yes, melted fatty cheese with fatty sausage is not good for your heart, but it's good for your tongue.
This dish is always served hot, so the cheese doesn't solidify. It also usually comes out with a slightly browned top from the oven. I think the original poster is looking for something else, as this isn't so much a dip as a melted mass of stringy cheese.
re: Steve G
You can get queso fundito con choritzo at Chava's for
something like $6. It's a "starter" ... it's a ~5in
diameter cast iron skillet filled with cheese and sausage.
It's pretty over the top even for two people ... I was just
there tonight with one of my gluttonous associates [while his
wife was at an office event at Boulevard] ... and we both used
to eat bacon by the pound, so we're not talking about easily-
Chava's -> Mission St, just below 24th.
Really excellent mixed fruit agua fresca on offer at the
Friendly place as well. This place totally blows away
recently discussed Mi Antojitos ... or more formally ...
Chava's is pareto superior to Mi Anto.