I should probably preface this rant with the following statement: I have eaten a lot of tacos. A LOT of tacos.
Way more than the average person. Everyone always says our bodies are made up of 60% water, but honestly, I think I’m 60% tacos.
So when I was visiting Austin, TX a couple months ago and my friend sent me a Mexican restaurant recommendation, I almost laughed out loud. I received the text: “Torchy’s Tacos. That is all”. Mildly amused by the idea that there were noteworthy tacos in the world I hadn’t tried yet, we made our way to Torchy’s.
And that is when my whole world was rocked.
These were hands down some of the best tacos I have ever eaten. AND I HAVE EATEN A LOT OF TACOS. Their motto “Damn Good Tacos” pretty much speaks for itself. I ordered three (go big or go home, am I right?) and each one was better than the last.
First up was the Fried Avocado. Hand-fried fresh avos, refried beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, and cheese with poblano sauce on a corn tortilla. Yes please. I can hear vegetarians everywhere rejoicing together.
Next in line was the seafood choice: Mr. Pink. Guajillo seared ahi, cabbage, cilantro, queso fresca with lime, chipotle sauce on a corn tortilla. If you’ve never had ahi tuna in a taco, you are most certainly missing out. This would give SoCal’s famous fish tacos a run for their money.
Last but certainly not least was The Matador. This bad boy is off the secret menu and I’m exploiting it because THE WORLD DESERVES TO KNOW. Chopped brisket and grilled jalapeño topped with pickled onions, pepperjack, avocado, sour cream and cilantro with tomatillo sauce on a fried corn tortilla wrapped in a fresh flour tortilla. Best. Taco. Ever.
Holy moly, Torchy’s was everything my tastebuds never knew they were missing. To think this God Send started as a food truck and later developed into brick and mortars blows my mind. There are locations in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Forth Worth, and even Tulsa, Oklahoma and Denver, Colorado. I’ll have you know that I am working on a petition now to bring Torchy’s to California. Stay tuned, y’all.