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Torchy's Tacos

Torchy's Tacos

Taco Place and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
West University, Austin
  • The experts at Serious Eats and Austin Chronicle recommend this place
    • Serious Eats
    • Austin Chronicle
  • The Mexican food at Torchy's Tacos is a can't miss
  • Jaysyn L.
    "Try The Democrat and Trailer Park along with a Dublin Dr. Pepper."(14 Tips)
    Social N.
    "You can't go wrong with the fried avocado taco."(9 Tips)
    Sonia R.
    "Trailer Park & Dirty Sanchez all the wayyy"(5 Tips)
    Eric A.
    "The Baja Shrimp taco is tangy and delicious!"(3 Tips)
128 Tips and reviews
  • tacos
  • democrat
  • fried avocados
  • good for a quick meal
  • breakfast food
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  • Jackie M.
    Jackie MannNovember 27, 2016
    Torchy's is the best taco place in Austin. There are multiple locations and they all deliver great food. The Democrat is my go-to order, and the burrito is wonderful as well!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Vinaya V.
    Vinaya VishwanathJune 16, 2016
    Get the queso. If you order at the bar, you don't have to wait in line!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha SmithMay 22, 2016
    Look up the secret menu
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Jesse B.
    Jesse BagelsMarch 27, 2016
    Huge tacos with some delicious and fresh ingredients, eat outside and make friends with the ravens, also THERE'S A TAKEOUT WINDOW DO NOT WAIT ON LINE INSIDE WOWOW!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Dan D.
    Dan DriscollDecember 31, 2015
    Migas and Dirty Sanchez
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Veronica H.
    Veronica HughesNovember 9, 2015
    Daily special
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaOctober 23, 2015
    Queso. Guacamole. Ranch hand taco (2)
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MertzOctober 10, 2015
    Whatever, skip it
  • Trevor G.
    Trevor GiordanoSeptember 14, 2015
    Baja tacos are a must
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BSeptember 6, 2015
    Queso rules
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Jon J.
    Jon JJuly 31, 2015
    Old fashion chicken and beef fajitas tacos. The Maine root sodas are good too.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Rat S.
    Rat SiJuly 28, 2015
    I may say this is my favorite taco's place in the US, a Mexican say this :D
  • Sherry M.
    Sherry MurrayJuly 27, 2015
    Make sure you ask about the secret menu!
  • Ron J.
    Ron JaJune 21, 2015
    Trailer Park Taco was Nice! "Make it Trashy" -- street corn is a perfect addition
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LynchMarch 26, 2015
    The queso is the best part.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Kendra
    KendraDecember 30, 2014
    The queso is so good.
  • Maggie D.
    Maggie DelanoDecember 30, 2014
    Get the queso! Gives Kerbey Lane's a run for its money.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • valerie
    valerieDecember 9, 2014
    One of my favorite places to get tacos! Get the Baja shrimp. Brushfire is spicy, like get-me-water-now spicy.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Gemma C.
    Gemma CritchleyNovember 3, 2014
    The fried avocado is off the chain! Best tacos ever.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LaCorteOctober 16, 2014
    Fried avocado tacos
  • Josh G.
    Josh GammonOctober 15, 2014
    The soda choices are great! Chicken fajita taco was very good too.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Vi T.
    Vi TranAugust 22, 2014
    Good if you're looking for a bigger, cheap and local tacos. Greasy sometimes.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RangubphaiAugust 19, 2014
    I am a fan of the corn. Ask for extra lime.
  • Marry A.
    Marry AwadAugust 12, 2014
    Delicious! Highly recommend the baja shrimp and the brushfire!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Colin
    ColinAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Serves Maine Root sodas. Sorry Diet Coke addicts you're gonna have to look elsewhere.
  • Colin
    ColinAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Use your Go Local card for 5% off your purchase
  • Colin
    ColinAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out the secret menu
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyAugust 6, 2014
    Tacos. I mean, there's a ton to choose from, and they're all delicious. Try the democrat and the monthly special.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Garland G.
    Garland GayMay 6, 2014
    Their queso and guac are both to die for!!
  • Samantha
    SamanthaApril 24, 2014
    Don't forget to remove the wedge of lime before enthusiastically biting into your Baja taco.
  • Doug S.
    Doug StricklandApril 21, 2014
    Eat here at least once in your life. #bucketlist #whatsleftofmyTrailerPark @torchytaco
  • Jay W.
    Jay WebsterMarch 8, 2014
    There's a hot cashier here
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleFebruary 13, 2014
    The devilish imp reigns supreme over the Drag's taco scene, with inventive combinations that appeal to the masses and salsas that are like crack to the endorphin-deprived.
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkDecember 4, 2013
    My favorite is the brushfire tacos! Ask for it trashy. These tacos won't disappoint and the restaurant was just remolded. Looks great.
  • Paul P.
    Paul PNovember 4, 2013
    NEVER had a bad taco here. The Brushfire is phenomenal!
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LauOctober 13, 2013
    Super nice now that it's remodeled.
  • Erin C.
    Erin CurrySeptember 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The queso is amazing! One of my favorites.
  • E T.
    E TongSeptember 21, 2013
    If you like fish tacos try Mr. Pink
  • Brandon L.
    Brandon LutzJune 26, 2013
    They have a secret menu: order the Hipster:, guac blackened fish bacon cotija cheese plus some spice. So freaking good
  • David W.
    David WaltersJune 14, 2013
    Try the taco's.
  • Brittany F.
    Brittany FallonJune 9, 2013
    Fried Avocado Taco!
  • Francis K.
    Francis KayiwaMarch 22, 2013
    The food here is outstanding! There will likely be a line. This isn't Taco Bell so 'suck it up' and prepare to have you taste buds blown!
  • Nick J.
    Nick JensenMarch 13, 2013
    Fried Avocado taco. Whoa!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 5, 2013
    This outpost of the local taco empire is one of our favorite places to grab a bite near UT-Austin.
  • Aya M.
    Aya MimuraMarch 5, 2013
    Get the Green Chili Pork & Democrat.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenFebruary 22, 2013
    Wow. The Baja Shrimp taco is tangy and delicious!
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LeungFebruary 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You cannot go wrong with the green salsa. Just order it with anything you are having.
  • Margaret L.
    Margaret LolleyFebruary 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Migas taco is the best deal everrrrrr and you can add anything you want to it! I always had potatoes :)
  • jonathan l.
    jonathan lanfordJanuary 13, 2013
    Get the queso! It's to die for!
  • Jamie U.
    Jamie UrbanDecember 21, 2012
    Worst customer service ever...won't be coming back to this location.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 28, 2012
    If you're looking for an amazingly, greasy, delicious, absolutely-bad-for-you taco that will blow your mind ask for the Ace of Spades- not on the menu and guaranteed to ruin your diet!
  • Shay
    ShayNovember 9, 2012
    Trailer Park trashy and Baja shrimp! Don't forget to get diablo sauce
  • Gina R.
    Gina R.October 26, 2012
    Once I saw the fried avocado taco on the menu, I had to have it! I don't know if I'll be able to go again & stray from it. Also, excellent chips & queso with a kick!
  • Punam B.
    Punam BhaktaOctober 21, 2012
    Fried Avocado Taco = DELISH!!
  • Ana Y.
    Ana YglesiasSeptember 15, 2012
    The fried avocado taco is amazing for vegetarians and meat eaters alike!
  • Shay
    ShaySeptember 4, 2012
    Don't get the corn tortillas
  • William
    WilliamAugust 23, 2012
    Call in or order online, it will save you a good amount of time during the busy hours.
  • Barbara
    BarbaraAugust 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Skallywag is awesome, it's sweet and just little spicy, very impressed!!!
  • Bryan G.
    Bryan GreenJuly 1, 2012
    Get tacos, stupid.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 29, 2012
    Don't forget to always get queso when you go! Torchy's has some of the best queso in Austin! Even ask for them to make it a little less spicy if that fits your tastes!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 27, 2012
    When ordering Torchy's be sure to say you're eating there and not taking to go. They give you more for your money and stuff your tacos with filling more than they would if you were eating to go.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 11, 2012
    Every taco has a uniquely magical flavor, and with each bite you will feel your inner smile grow! You can't go wrong with the fried avocado taco.
  • Cedrick D.
    Cedrick DavisMay 25, 2012
    Trailer Park w/ Queso
  • Alexis S.
    Alexis SmithMay 17, 2012
    Get your order messed up twice in a row because the stoners who work here don't have two brain cells to rub together. Vomit in the bathroom because they gave you chicken and you're vegetarian.
  • Rachael
    RachaelMay 10, 2012
    The Brushfire & a bean/egg/cheese = best (hangover) breakfast.
  • Mohit T.
    Mohit TanejaMay 5, 2012
    Get it trashy!
  • Sonia R.
    Sonia RahardjaApril 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Trailer Park & Dirty Sanchez all the wayyy
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BrownMarch 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Brushfire and fried avocado my two fav tacos!! Mmmmm
  • Michael P.
    Michael Pedron🌴March 10, 2012
    ace of spades!
  • Kelsey C.
    Kelsey CFebruary 26, 2012
    Always get your trailer park trashy
  • Suzy H.
    Suzy HenningsgardFebruary 12, 2012
    Queso is to DIE for!!
  • Daisy P.
    Daisy PaviaFebruary 11, 2012
    Small tacos packed with so much flavor!
  • Johnny V.
    Johnny VanJanuary 27, 2012
    Breakfast tacos on corn. Split to 2 tacos. Everything else goes on flour.
  • Riley S.
    Riley SheehanDecember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Perhaps the most delicious tacos I have ever tasted! "The Democrat" taco was my first choice and continues to be my top pick! Amazing taco place.
  • Bill G.
    Bill GrytaDecember 23, 2011
    Just go already. Some of the best Telmex tacos money can buy, and a great balance of creative and classic, Dublin DP at the fountain and an awesome staff. Parking sucks, tho. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • CitySolve
    CitySolveNovember 26, 2011
    Get the deep fried avocado!
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MainNovember 20, 2011
    Democrat and pork taco are killer
  • Melissa G.
    Melissa GoetschNovember 8, 2011
    Mr. Pink and the Brushfire :-)
  • Peder
    PederNovember 7, 2011
    Another reason I love Austin. I'd eat the menu.
  • Bfoss tha B.
    Bfoss tha BossOctober 22, 2011
    Scarecrow back in full effect. Get it.
  • Queenie
    QueenieOctober 21, 2011
    Trailer Park Fajita Plate Lemonade yum
  • Brooke B.
    Brooke BOctober 17, 2011
    Brushfire is the best!
  • JP S.
    JP SeralOctober 17, 2011
    First place we went to eat in did not disappoint! Get the Trashy Trailer Park or Fried Avocado tacos.
  • Kristen M.
    Kristen MedoOctober 9, 2011
    Dirty Sanchez for the win
  • Lidia M.
    Lidia MorenoSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If they ask how your days going tell em da truth
  • Roberto F.
    Roberto FloresSeptember 17, 2011
    Trailer park and get it trashy. Or the brisket taco but go easy on the jalapenos
  • Rozeanna J.
    Rozeanna JohnsonSeptember 11, 2011
    The manager is so friggin hot. I come by every Sunday hahahaha
  • Lady G.
    Lady GunterSeptember 3, 2011
    All the Torchy's Tacos go hard!
  • Keegan S.
    Keegan SandmanAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    1. democrat 2. Green chili pork 3. Brushfire
  • Mitch S.
    Mitch SawyerAugust 16, 2011
    I always get a Democrat and a Republican. Goes great with a Dublin Dr. Pepper.
  • Juan N.
    Juan NinoAugust 15, 2011
    Always get queso and chips with your order along with a cold Dublin Dr Pepper.
  • Claire M.
    Claire MorrisJune 30, 2011
    Ask for the Dirty Sanchez and wink at the person at the register to make them super uncomfortable.
  • Ayaz A.
    Ayaz AmlaniJune 26, 2011
    Try there brushfire taco! It's spicy with sweet mangos
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DalchauJune 23, 2011
    One democrat, one fried avocado and queso is the perfect fast anytime food!
  • Crystal L.
    Crystal LinMay 8, 2011
    Huge ass tacos, only get one
  • Aviva P.
    Aviva PinchasApril 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Always get the Trailer Park dirty- makes it all better
  • Bo N.
    Bo NashApril 18, 2011
    Dublin DP on tap!
  • Kayla G.
    Kayla G.April 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious chips and guacamole!
  • Sameer S.
    Sameer SadhuApril 2, 2011
    Finding the bathroom is a voyage in its own right - but the Democrate for the win all day.
  • Ben S.
    Ben SunMarch 19, 2011
    If ordering to go, order it "for here" anyway and they will load it up for you. You can always get a bag later. Otherwise, your taco will be puny because they try to wrap it up all nice and neat. :)
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