On mistaking Victoria’s habanero salsa for queso


Hey, friend. That’s not cheese.

Victoria’s, the new Tex-Mex place on West Davis at Willomet, opened in March, but we just tried it for the first time last week for happy hour (it’s from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. every day) with Winnetka Heights buddies.

Soon after I sat down, I reached to dip a chip in the queso.

“Whoa there,” buddy No. 1 says.

“You might wanna scrape some of that off your chip,” says the other.

It’s not queso, you guys, it’s habanero salsa, and it’s infernal, especially if you are expecting a mouthful of cheese.

Thankfully, my pals spared me from the sweat and tears a mouthful of this stuff would’ve stirred. But I know there are scallywags out there who would be tempted to pull a prank. That’s why I feel compelled to make a public service announcement about this potential menace. You’re welcome.photo

By the way, the habanero salsa is delicious in moderation. There is also red salsa that’s pretty good. The 10-ounce house margaritas are $3.50 at happy hour. I recommend it for anyone who’s still searching for their new old Gloria’s.

By |2013-05-24T13:13:06-05:00May 24th, 2013|Dining, News, Restaurants|5 Comments

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  1. […] Grill, which has been open for over a year on West Davis at Willomet. Last summer, we warned you not to mistake the habanero salsa for queso. It looks like they have a new recipe for habanero salsa, which looks more like salsa than cheese […]

  2. Rachel Stone May 25, 2013 at 2:31 PM


  3. jastolly May 24, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    On our first visit, we asked for “something a little hotter” than the tame salsa. They brought us the habanero sauce. After the top of my head blew off, I began sweating like some sort of disgusting farm animal, used up several napkins soaking up the perspiration, and thought I saw a diety. Heed Rachael’s warning.

  4. elbueno May 24, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    A new old Glorias? I’m in!

  5. Miss Gac May 24, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Well, I guess I have to go try it. Can’t wait!

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