Editor’s Note: In 2021, Michael and Nicole Borrell began reviewing Lebanon Valley’s restaurants and eating attractions as the Lebanon Valley Food Critics. Since then, the couple has aimed to offer unbiased reviews of the eating and drinking establishments the Lebanon Valley has to offer. LebTown is pleased to be partnering with LVFC to share these reviews with our readers. Bon appétit!

After hitting a milestone at a physical therapy session — I was finally able to bike over a mile — I wanted to reward myself a little, and that always means food!

It was lunchtime anyway, so why not head into downtown and visit one of our follower’s recommendations, Quesa Dee’as?

Quesa Dee’as

Address
708 Cumberland St.
Lebanon, PA 17042

Phone: (717) 274-0259

Website
facebook.com/quesadeeas/

Hours
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wed: 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thu: 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Fri: 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sat: 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sun: Closed

I’ve passed by this restaurant in the 700 block of Cumberland Street what seems like hundreds of times. I also remembered them for being the winner of the Work With Us Employer of the Year. (Work With Us is Lebanon County’s Intellectual Disability Employment Group, which hosts a banquet highlighting exemplary employees and employers in our local community.) I was definitely missing out on this unique food!

I ordered over the phone to take out to save time in our packed schedule. I perused the menu on Facebook and quickly found both traditional Tex-Mex and some unique options.

I chose one of those unique options, the San Antonio Crunch Burrito ($7.49). This tortilla was filled with shredded seasoned chicken, Monterey cheddar cheese, raspberry chipotle BBQ sauce, southwest slaw, black beans, cilantro lime rice, and crushed tortilla chips.

The San Antonio Crunch Burrito.

It was a spicy meal. I ate half and saved the other half for a lunch later on during the week. Just reading the description had my mom (who is my chauffeur/nurse for the week) salivating, so she ordered the same and shared with my dad. We all agreed we’d order it again.

I also got the black bean and cheese dip ($4.99) and wasn’t disappointed with this appetizer, either. It had seasoned black beans, plenty of cheese, and a little guacamole in the center, topped with sour cream.

The black bean and cheese dip.

The chips were delicious to dip into this warm and hearty dip. There was plenty to share, and some left over for the next day.

As my mom left Quesa Dee’as and came back to the car, she noticed Wertz Candies and quickly ran in after asking me what to get. She came back with a box full of different flavored truffles and an assortment of old-fashioned hard candies. A gem of Lebanon County, so if you stop at any of the restaurants downtown you should certainly stroll in there for a sweet morsel of goodness!

Truffles from Wertz Candies.

Our take: Quesa Dee’as is nestled into the scenery of downtown Lebanon and definitely worth the stop, whether walking through the area or driving down 422. The friendly staff welcomes you no matter if you dine in or take out. The prices are reasonable, the food hot and delicious.

Save room for some chocolate and make a stop at Wertz Candies, and you have the perfect lunch break!

We give this place: 🥓🥓🥓🥓


If you have a restaurant you would like us to visit or review, whether a place you like or are nervous to try, please message us on Facebook or email lvfoodcritics@outlook.com and let us know. We thank everyone for the recommendations and the kind words we have received.