Quesadillas, or ‘little cheesy things’, were introduced into Mexican cuisine in the 16th century. They were popularized in northern and central Mexico when Spanish colonizers brought animals like cows, sheep, and lambs from Europe. By extension, this means that they also had access to cheese and other dairy products. Meats and cheeses were uncommon in the native Mexican diet before the Spanish arrived.
The predecessor of the quesadilla was an Aztec dessert made from a corn tortilla folded over squash and pumpkin. When the indigenous peoples of Mexico began incorporating meat and cheese, this dessert became the savory, yummy staple that we know and love today. The traditional quesadilla was made with Oaxaca, a semi-hard cheese that tastes like jack with the consistency of string cheese. Yum.
Quesadillas can be found in nearly every Mexican restaurant in the world- and for good reason. They’re inexpensive, easy to prepare, and absolutely delicious! Did you know that in certain South Korean Mexican restaurants, you might a kimchi quesadilla on their menu? Quesadillas have such a simple, well-loved formula that they’re able to reach across international borders. That’s pretty amazing!
One of the best things about quesadillas is their versatility.
Benny’s Tacos uses jack cheese in all of our quesadillas, but we’ve got a little something for everyone! Our chicken and chipotle chicken quesadillas are made with our made-to-order rotisserie chicken. The carnitas quesadilla is made with pulled pork and a blend of vegetables, while the Carne Asada is made with Angus steak.
For those of you who aren’t meat fans, we’ve got you covered, too. Our cheese quesadilla is made with the unbeatable blend of jack cheese and our onions and poblano chile mixture. When vegetables are on your mind, our veggie quesadilla features an assortment of grilled veggies, mushrooms, jack cheese, and our onion and chile mixture.
When you want a taste of the sea, our shrimp quesadilla is calling your name! You can’t go wrong with our grilled, marinated shrimp, melted jack cheese, and our house onion and chile mixture.
When you’re craving some melty, savory, cheesy goodness, Benny’s Tacos is here for you! Check out our menu and order Delivery or To-Go from your favorite app- or right on our site!