Queso Trail in Chickasaw Country

What if queso were its own food group? I know, I know. There are five main food groups, but it should have its own category. There’s something about a delicious bowl of warm cheese dip and chips on a fall day that I find so wonderful. It’s the perfect food to eat while cheering for your favorite football team or eating after visiting a pumpkin patch in Chickasaw Country. 

If you enjoy queso as much as I do, this blog is for you! Below are my favorite places to eat chips and cheese in south-central Oklahoma.

  1. Burrito Grill in Blanchard: This is one of my all-time favorite Mexican food restaurants. It’s a fast-casual restaurant specializing in great food, ordered and served quickly. I ordered a chicken burrito and of course, queso. The chips were fresh out of the oven, and the queso was a creamy, cheesy goodness. I definitely recommend driving to Blanchard for this treat. If you want to explore more of Blanchard, stop by The Cottage on Main or Shear Lace Boutique for cute clothes and home décor.  

  1. A&E Grill in Chickasha: If you’ve never tried the Ultimate Queso at A&E Grill, then you’re missing out! The queso is layered with black beans and has a dollop of sour cream in the middle. I was in heaven after taking a bite of this three-layered dip. The next time you’re in Chickasha, don’t forget to stop and try it. After you eat your share of ultimate queso, take a trip around town. You will find the Hoffman House Boutique for trendy clothes and Browns Farm and Garden for all your fall needs. 

  1. Tio’s Fine Mexican Food in Pauls Valley: Oh, Tio’s! This was a wonderful stop for classic queso. Tio’s was named one of the top three Mexican restaurants in Oklahoma by Oklahoma Today Magazine. Since 1973, Tio’s has been using the same chef. Talk about consistent greatness! While you’re in Pauls Valley enjoying the classic Mexican food, explore the Toy and Action Figure Museum and the historic Santa Fe Depot in downtown Pauls Valley.   

  1. Café Alley in Ardmore: Café Alley is a unique restaurant in south-central Oklahoma and so is the Caddo Dip. The dip is made of warm pimento cheese and topped with bacon, green onions, and guacamole. I ate the entire bowl by myself, and felt no shame. This is a must try. After you eat a bowl of Caddo Dip, don’t forget to check out the Cloverleaf Boutique. It’s as unique as the dip. 

  1.  Gonzalez Mexican Restaurant in Tishomingo: In the middle of Tishomingo, you will find Gonzalez Mexican Restaurant. It is a Tex-Mex style food with delicious queso! It’s a classic cheesy dip with tomatoes. The chips were warm and had the perfect amount of salt. If the weather is nice, you can even sit on their patio. Talk about a win, win. While you’re in Tishomingo, you won’t want to miss the weekly Thursday Night Jam at Ole Red. 

Queso fanatics, I hope your mouth is watering, and you are planning a trip to Chickasaw Country soon. Let me know if I missed your favorites. Comment below with more restaurants with great queso I should try. 

Fellow queso lover,

Kalli 

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