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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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Daisha Vereen

9 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.


Candis Watterson

3 weeks ago

Every place in Optimist Hall looked amazing but this place is something special. Friendly staff and owner. My BF had the Pig Mac and I had the mushroom. The mushroom grilled cheese was so phenomenal! All the right flavors blended together between perfectly toasted bread.


Kaleigh Hoover

6 months ago

Best grilled cheese Ive ever had. I had the Mushroom with Gruyre and truffle sauce. My husband had the buffalo chicken grilled cheese. Ill be thinking of this grilled cheese in my dreams awesome end to our date night.


Levi French

a month ago

Twas delicious, I got the steak sandwich with a side of tomato soup and loved it. However it was almost $20 which is a bit much for the size of the meal. Still recommend for a good lunch out, especially considering the environment of optimist hall! The staff were also very friendly!



10 months ago

Mmmmmmmmm. Everything was so good. I went there based off a recommendation. If you are a lover of grilled cheese its a must try. I got the burger melt and a side of fries. Delicious point blank period!

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