Torchy’s Tacos, not your everyday taco joint. It’s a taco joint with umph. Who knew tacos could get any better than they already are? Founded in Austin, Texas in 2006, Torchy’s now operates over 30 stores. If you need your taco fix fulfilled, Torchy’s will do more than just that with their unique ideas. They are “damn good” too, hence the catchy slogan.
After a good 3 1/2 mile walk on a Pokemon Go adventure with the hubs, we drove around trying to decide where to pick up a delicious bite to eat. Torchy’s it was and I was so excited about it. I heard of Torchy’s when President Barack Obama stopped by the one in Austin. Luckily, there is one here in San Antonio that we could give a shot.
Sitting in the corner of a strip building in the Lincoln Heights area, Torchy’s tacos provides a nice little sitting area outside. In the inside, you will see cool and hip decor. The neatest part was the lit “DAMN GOOD” sign by the bathroom. Very cool. Everything is clean and this place was PACKED.
We stepped in and began to read the menu, welp… deciding what we wanted was gonna take a while. So we studied and finally chose some winners.
To start off we ordered a round of chips and green chili queso. Their homemade queso consists of green chilies, guacamole, queso fresco, cilantro and their diablo hot sauce. This stuff was to die for. Probably the most memorable menu item in my eyes
Kevin ordered the “Mr.Pink” taco. This consisted of a guajillo ahi tuna slice, with cabbage fresca, cilantro, queso fresco and a wedge of lime. Then it is drizzled with a chipotle sauce on a corn tortilla. His second taco was “The Democrat” which was shredded beef barbacoa topped with fresh avocado, queso fresco, cilantro, onions and a wedge of lime. Served with tomatillo sauce on a corn tortilla.
I ordered the “Crossroads”, which was a shredded beef brisket taco with grilled onions, jalapenos, cilantro, jack cheese and a slice of avocado. Served with tomatillo sauce on a fresh corn tortilla. My second taco was “The Republican” which consisted of a grilled jalapeno sausage, mixed cheeses, and pico de gallo. Served with a poblano sauce on a flour tortilla.
Together, Kevin and I shared some of their roasted corn. It’s fresh off-the-cob corn, with ancho aioli, queso fresco, cilantro and dusted with New Mexico red chili powder. Oh my goodness was this so freaking delicious. I was so full and still couldn’t stop taking bites of it.
I definitely can smell a second trip here in our near future. Next time I know to only get one taco. Two tacos were way too filling. Everything was indeed “damn good” though. I love how unique their menu is. Their ideas of tacos are far beyond what you could ever think of, and the flavors they choose marry so well. If you are in the Austin area or San Antonio area, don’t forget to stop by Torchy’s and enjoy a taco or two. Definitely order the queso!