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Menu includes a variety of combination entree choices — enchiladas, tacos, flautas, shrimp burritos and such — plus creative salads and other dishes. And of course the "Blue Mesa" cheese dip.
A two-story affair, with the big room upstairs used for concerts and the downstairs and patio area dedicated to the restaurant. There are bars on each floor. The downstairs one is a cozy little thing, tucked away in a corner, with enough seating for a half-dozen souls and a flat screen TV located in a convenient spot. There's a good selection of beers — with emphasis on Mexican brews, natch — and a respectable array of Tequila, including the nectar-like Hussong's Reposado.
• $2.50 regular margartias; $2 domestics draft beers.
Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, 4pm-6pm
Remember that great white cheese dip from the Blue Mesa Grill? Here's where to go get it these days. The place has been known for years for its yellow chili con queso; we far prefer the queso blanco and its delicious sharp notes.
Under new ownership in 2010, the venue turned its focus to "mainstream" acts. That still encompasses most genres, but there's an emphasis on hard rock, pop and country. Age limit, cover and times vary. No smoking.