Fuego, Ozona, Washbangers Win Local Queso Taste Off

The Bryan-College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau took ona”cheesy” topic in their most recent CVB blog post: Where to find the best queso in Bryan-College Station, Texas. Highlights follow:

As there are more than 200 restaurants in Bryan College Station, and the Visit Aggieland team’s estimate that a minimum 75 of those serve queso, the list had to be narrowed. A poll was conducted within the office, among residents, as well as on Visit Aggieland’s Facebook and Twitter to determine which 12 restaurants would be sampled. The competitors were narrowed down to:

Harvey Washbangers
Torchy’s Tacos
Shipwreck Grill
Ozona Grill & Bar
Fuego Tortilla Grill
Pepe’s Mexican Café
Casa Rodriguez
The Corner Bar & Grill
Blackwater Draw
Mad Taco

Although the results may have defined a winner, it certainly wasn’t a runaway victory. While 20 points separated the top ranked queso from the bottom ranked, a mere 5.85 points separated number one from number six on the list. In fact, the overall winner only beat the second and third place quesos by just one measly point!

And because each restaurant in Aggieland is what makes Bryan College Station so unique, we won’t be publishing the scores or the final rankings in order. The scoring sheets have been shredded. A queso that ranked low on our judges’ list might rank higher on another person’s list – so we’ll leave it up to visitors and residents to decide what their favorite is!

We will, however, reveal the top three on our judges’ list, which were only separated by one point:

Harvey Washbangers
Ozona Grill & Bar
Fuego Tortilla Grill

Take a second to imagine a drumroll to add dramatic effect here … and the winner is, Fuego! Interestingly enough, when taking suggestions from locals about which restaurants to include, Fuego was on just about every person’s list. And from our investigations, it is pretty popular in Aggieland. When we chatted with the general manager for Fuego, he let us know that on average the restaurant will go through 60-65 gallons per week! That’s an average too – for gameday weekends, he said that number can go as high as 120-180 gallons.

So if stopping through Bryan College Station and looking for the best queso around, our judges say try Fuego first. But from our findings, if you try any of the 12 on the list, you won’t be disappointed. Because, as many locals already know, Aggieland has the best queso around.

Read the complete post on the Visit Aggieland blog.


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