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Tex Mex Icon And Veteran Texas Politician Bob Armstrong Dies

Matt's El Rancho's beloved queso is named in his honor.

Armstrong and fans at Matt's El Rancho
Armstrong and fans at Matt's El Rancho
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Former Texas Land Commissioner Bob Armstrong died Sunday night, according to Dallas Morning News. Matt's El Rancho's famous Bob Armstrong Dip, a mixture of queso, guacamole, and taco meat, is named in his honor.

Eater Austin recently spoke with Armstrong about the story behind the legendary queso. In addition to his dip, his namesakes include the Bob Armstrong visitor center at Big Bend Ranch State Park.

Matt's El Rancho

2613 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 462-9333 Visit Website

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