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It's hard to beat a classic grilled cheese, and Papi Queso has mastered the art of perfectly toasted bread and expertly melted cheese. A staple in Charlotte since 2012, Papi Queso started off as food truck making frequent appearances to Food Truck Friday. Now, you can find their storefront inside Optimist Hall. Go for the Lil' Cheesy with a side of their tomato soup for a heaping portion of delicious nostalgia.

Cuisine Type: American

Ambience: Casual Dining

Price: $

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Jay Law

2 months ago

Dope spot inside Optimist hall. Who doesnt like a grilled cheese?! I purchased the mushroom Gruyre. It was perfect! The crisp of the bread, plentiful mushroom seasoned herbs, and most importantly, the cheese and cheese pull, perfect. You cant ask more! Will definitely be back to try the Mac & cheese grilled cheese!


Jennifer Bullock

2 weeks ago

The sandwiches and fries at Papi Queso are amazing. Our tween/teen girls love the simple grilled cheese and I cant get enough of their Gruyre cheese and mushroom their herb fries are perfection. Sometime it takes a bit to get your order but so worth it!


Mickey Brown

3 months ago

The art of grilled cheese, perfected! Located inside of optimist hall, so parking can sometimes be tricky. But well worth it! The Pig Mac is a crispy, buttery, melty cheesy slice of heaven itself.. pulled pork. Mac and cheese, on a grilled cheese!? It's got a sweetness to the bread too, almost like a hint of cinnamon? It is literally finger licking Good. You'll find yourself craving the pig Mac. Dreaming about the pig Mac, in a relationship with the pig Mac.. don't forget to add a side of rosemary fries.. For the love of all that is holy go experience it yourself. 10s across the board. Pricetastevariety It checks all the boxes.


Daisha Vereen

2 months ago

First bite stole my entire life.. my babies too. Ima big foodie hes silent foodie. The food is so fresh fries are so crispy, well seasoned yet soft, and the White wine slushy is so strong but tasty perfect combination of food. Cant believe it was a grilled ! Truly a hidden gem Will be back SOON.


Riley Palmer

4 weeks ago

Unique spin on grilled cheese sandwiches! I got the Buffalo chicken sandwich and garlic tator tots. They are a must try! Very, very good! The frozen white wine was cool to try and festive for the holiday !

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