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October 7, 2009

Restaurant Review: Torchy’s Tacos

Filed under: Uncategorized — Carly J Hallman @ 12:33 pm

Torchy's: Spicy

Torchy's: Spicy

I’m beginning to think that they should change the “Keep Austin Weird” bumper stickers to read, “Keep Austin Tacos.” But, alas, grammar has once again pitted itself against truth and human happiness. All kidding aside, Austinites are serious about their tacos. Torchy’s, located on Austin’s hip South First, definitely delivers.

Torchy’s decor is nothing special, but it’s totally comfortable– mirrored tables, red walls, tile floors, surprisingly back-friendly metal chairs. Outdoor seating is available, too, though isn’t advisable in 100+ degree Texas summers. Regardless of the season or where you choose to sit, be prepared to sweat– Torchy’s definitely doesn’t shy away from spicy. And spicy, if you recall high school Algebra correctly, almost always equals delicious.

The Fried Avocado taco is one of Torchy’s most popular (and vegetarian-friendly) items. Shelled by two warm corn tortillas (proper taco architecture), the Fried Avocado taco contains refried beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, cheese, poblano ranch, and of course, hand-breaded fried avocado slices.

Another favorite is the Trailer Park— flour tortilla, fried chicken, green chilies, pico de gallo, cheese, lettuce, and poblano ranch. The Trailer Park can also be ordered “Trashy”– minus lettuce, plus queso.

These tacos (Fried Avocado and Trailer Park) are pretty easy on the ol’ wallet, coming in at $3.25 +tax each. Breakfast tacos are also a steal here– prices range from $2.00 to $2.50–and are served all day. For those not satisfied by tacos alone (almost incomprehensible!), Torchy’s also offers other typical Mexican fast-food fare: chips & salsa, guacamole, burritos, queso, etc.

One trip to Torchy’s and you, too, will be saying, “Keep Austin Tacos.

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1 Comment »

  1. Saw these guys parked outside of Lazona Rosa. pretty damn good!

    Comment by christophersaad — October 8, 2009 @ 12:56 pm


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