Corpus Christi restaurant menus offer some of the best Mexican food you’ll find in South Texas. In queso you get a craving for some chips and cheesy dip to go with your Tex-Mex meal, head to these places to find the best queso Corpus Christi has to offer!


If you’re looking for authentic South Texas bites, Kiko’s is the place to stop--most of their recipes have been handed down from their restaurant families (Corpus Christi natives!) for over 30 years. Their menu has been voted “Best of the Best Mexican Food” for the past twelve years!

The beer battered fried mushrooms with queso is must-try, along with their two signature quesos: Queso Ranchero -- a mixture of chili on queso and seasoned ground beef, and Queso Flamadeo -- Monterey jack cheese melted and mixed with chorizo.

Location: 5514 Everhart Rd.


If you wake up craving queso, head to Cancun. They’re serving a variety of Mexican and traditional Texmex starting at 6 a.m.! You can find all the Tex Mex Favorites on the menu, but the queso is one of the most awesome things on the menu.

Location: 4252 S. Alameda St. Ste. A

La Playa Mexican Grille

Just across the water from the Corpus Christi Bay, you’ll find La Playa -- a local spot that’s one of Corpus Christi’s best-kept secrets! This Mexican grill is only open Tuesday through Saturday from 5-9 p.m., so you’ll need to plan accordingly. What makes this place so special? La Playa will cook your fresh caught seafood for you for a sea-to-table experience.

While you’re there, you have to try the Queso Ultimo: chili con queso served with taco meat and pico de gallo in a cup or bowl. If someone in your group isn’t a fan of queso, they make guacamole fresh at your table as well!

Location: 222 Beach Ave.

Executive Surf Club

Looking for a happy hour or casual family dining spot? Executive Surf Club is the perfect spot to grab some margaritas with chips and queso and relax on their patio. As an added bonus, they put a dollop of guac on their queso, so you get the best of both worlds! Don't forget to bring your pup to dine with you on their dog-friendly patio.

Location: 309 N. Water St.

Hacienda Vieja

Hold your next happy hour at Hacienda Vieja on any Friday from 3-7 p.m. Enjoy your margaritas with chips and one of their signature quesos: Chile Con Queso -- spicy cream cheese dip with an added ground meat option or Shrimp & Cheese -- Monterey Jack cheese melted and mixed with grilled shrimp. You’ll be adding Hacienda as a weekly stop in no time.

Location: 2703, 4301 S Staples St

Queso lovers rejoice at these five hot spots. For other Texas and Tex- Mex inspired cafés, restaurants and bars, visit our Tex Mex & Mexican page.