An interesting thing about New York City restaurants: they love their queso fundido, but not queso queso.
At most Mexican restaurants, you’ll find queso fundido on the menu, which is a baked cheese dip served in a skillet, often with chorizo on top. And it’s delicious, but it’s not quite the same (or as good) as the queso I know and love.
So! When our friends told us about a new Tex-Mex place called Javelina that recently opened in Gramercy with real queso, we knew we had to check it out. We decided to go all out and get the queso sampler before diving into our fajitas. Such a good decision – we tried three different queso concoctions and, while I could easily devour all of them, I especially loved the white queso.
Though a small restaurant on E. 18th Street, Javelina does take reservations (a huge plus for NYC restaurants!). They also have extremely friendly service and delicious margaritas :). I can’t wait to go back!