First Annual Cinco de Mattito’s Festival

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This year’s Cinco de Mattito’s Festival at our Dallas location also marked the First Annual Bob Armstrong Queso-Eating Contest and out of the field of challengers, an unlikely winner emerged. Dallas’ Teresa Fullen downed 2 pounds, 14 ounces of queso to claim the first Mattito's Bob Armstrong title.

The rules stated that only a chip could carry the queso from bowl to mouth, So Fullen’s strategy was to hover her face over the bowl, thereby shortening the distance between her and the queso. Strategy clearly served her well as the petite woman beat the second place challenger by one ounce.

Fullen, a community manager at, wins free Bob Armstrong Queso for a year.
If you haven’t had the Bob Armstrong Queso, you’re missing out on a mix of queso, ground beef taco meat, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo. Back in the 60’s-70’s Former House Member and Texas Land Commissioner Bob Armstrong asked "Little Matt" Martinez to make an appetizer, something not on the menu. Mr. Martinez hurriedly mixed together some taco meat, guacamole and sour cream, pouring chile con queso over it and threw it in the oven. Eventually, Bob Armstrong Dip became the most famous appetizer at our sister restaurant, Matt’s El Rancho in Austin.
We hope to see you next year for Cinco de Mattito’s, and who knows? Maybe you’ll be the winner of the Second Annual Bob Armstrong Queso-Eating Contest.

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