Did you know that chips and salsa are the official state snack of Texas? According to State Symbols USA, it was proclaimed as the Texas state snack on June 22, 2003. If you are craving chips and salsa and you are in the Lone Star State, you've come to the right place. whether with a meal or as a snack, there are a lot of places to find them in and around Abilene.

Chips and Salsa or is it Chips and Hot Sauce? While the Texas State legislators labeled them "Tortilla Chips and Salsa" what we call them may depend on your age and/or what part of Texas you are from. I called them "Chips and Hot Sauce."

LOOK: Here Are Several Places To Get Chips and Salsa

These are many of the restaurants in Abilene that serve some of the best chips and salsa in West Texas.

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Nonetheless, it's the same dish that is deeply rooted in Texas tradition and enjoyed by millions across America. Chips and salsa are perfect for any occasion, and below you'll find some great places to enjoy the official snack food of Texas. Miguels offers several types of salsas, while other restaurants offer a mild sauce and a hotter sauce.

In closing, to calm the argument of whether to call them "chips and salsa" or "chips and hot sauce" the owners of most of the restaurants said they refer to the snack as "chips and hot sauce." Only two standouts were referring to the popular Texas snack as "chips and salsa" They are the owner of one and the manager of a different restaurant.

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If you want to relax and enjoy the official snack of Texas, know that Abilene has an awesome variety of the best-tasting chips and salsa. Sit back and enjoy a frosty beverage and some crispy tortilla chips.

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