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Try These 6 Delicious Desserts Next Time You Eat Out

Monday, September 24th, 2018
Tex-mex dessert at The Plaza

You may not think about eating dessert when you dine out at a Mexican restaurant. If you haven’t, you’re missing out on some of the best desserts around! Consider trying one or more of these delicious treats the next time you visit your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant.


Flan Dessert with Whip cream and a cherry

This is perhaps the first treat that comes to mind when you think about dessert at a Mexican or Tex-Mex restaurant. It has great popularity throughout Mexico and in the United States. This is a pudding with wobbly consistency and sticky sweet caramel sauce on the top. Flan was actually invented by the Romans and was first popularized in Spain before it found its way to the Americas. When it came to Mexico, this dessert was transformed into many different flavor combinations and the treat it is today.


Slice of cheesecake

Pay de Queso is the phonetic Spanish spelling of the English word pie. This dish is known by its more common name, cheesecake. It is a popular dessert in Mexico, the United States, and across the world. Bakeries to small corner shops to restaurants sell this treat in many flavors, including strawberry, raspberry, lemon, chocolate, and other options. At many restaurants, you can buy this dessert by the slice or whole.

Tres leches cake (also known as three milks cake)

Tres leche cake

Tres leches cake is a popular dessert that is often chosen for celebrations like birthdays and graduations. Heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, and evaporated milk combine to make this tasty confection. This dessert starts as a sponge cake. After it cools from baking, the cake is soaked in a sweet and milky liquid. Whipped cream is used as an icing and spread over the top of the cake before it is served. When you take a bite, expect a fair balance of creamy flavor and sweet liquid with delicious cake. You can find different flavors of this treat, including chocolate.



This common Tex-Mex dessert actually has its origins in America. Many think of them as Mexican food, but sopapillas may have been created around 200 years ago in New Mexico. Powdered sugar, honey, and syrup are some of the sweet condiments that were originally enjoyed with this treat. They became so popular that people in areas as far as South America still eat them today with cinnamon and sugar.

Traditionally, restaurants serve sopapillas with honey, butter, and cinnamon. But, you can try them with ice cream on top during hot days for a decadent and refreshing treat, or enjoy them with fruit.

Cinnamon Apple Chimichanga

Cinnamon Apple Chimichanga

You’ve probably heard of Chimichangas, but have you ever had them for dessert? Chimichangas have been around for a long time and have been made with many different ingredients over the years. Essentially, it’s just a deep fried burrito, so the filling options are endless. At The Plaza you can order two mini chimichangas stuffed with sweet cinnamon apples, deep fried, and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This is the perfect dessert for any sweet tooth.

Fried Ice Cream

fried ice cream from the plaza restaurant

If you’re looking for a more simple dessert option, you can’t go wrong with fried ice cream. This dessert first came into Mexican cuisine in the 1980s when a Mexican restaurant made it their “signature dish” and served it on a cinnamon coated tortilla shell. At The Plaza, a scoop of ice cream is deep fried, and served in a crispy cinnamon coated flour tortilla shell, topped with whipped cream and a cherry!

At The Plaza Restaurant, our specialty is making delicious food for your entire family. You can find all of these delicious dessert options on our Menu! Check out our Locations to find a restaurant near you, including in Amarillo, Lubbock, Borger, Pampa, Childress and Dumas Texas and Altus, Oklahoma. We are family owned and operated and have been creating quality Tex-Mex dishes since 1982.