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Torchy's Tacos

Torchy's Tacos

Taco Place and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Neartown - Montrose, Houston
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  • Erika C.
    "You have to try the democrat taco, I promise you will love it!"(14 Tips)
    Priyam S.
    "Get the fried avocado tacos with a side of green chili queso."(7 Tips)
    Patty R.
    "Have a trashy trailer park taco and enjoy!"(6 Tips)
    Terra T.
    "Love the trashy trailer park and ranch hand!"(5 Tips)
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  • Houston Press
    Houston PressAugust 20, 2014
    Torchy's Tacos keeps its tacos low-end on purpose, as with the Trailer Park taco. It's filled with fried chicken and green chiles, and can be made "trashy" by adding queso on request. Read more
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Rosco: March 2013 taco of the month. Eggs, waffle, fried chicken and bacon with maple syrup on the side wrapped in a flour tortilla. Interesting idea but a little dry since there's nothing else.
  • George T.
    George TharpAugust 6, 2014
    Great service! One of my orders came out wrong and they fixed the problem in no time at all, no questions asked! Great to see awesome service like that a place that is usually really crowded.
  • Marc S.
    Marc SJanuary 3, 2016
    Essential tip: pick up a menu when you enter and make up your mind before you get to the counter. With so many options you will seriously hold things up otherwise.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Wrangler is actually pretty tasty. Lots of eggs and cheese but skimps on the brisket. Though unlike the Trailer Park, you'll need to add some sauce to give it some kick.
  • Julie M.
    Julie MinerboApril 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place! Trailer Park tacos rocked...gotta get em trashy...and the shrimp taco was delish too! Love the organic Dr. Pepper too!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You must try the Jamaican Jerk Chicken taco! While it's not exactly authentic Jamaican cuisine, you get a little sweet and tangy in every bite. A little like the Cuban tacos at El Rey on Washington.
  • Jarrod B.
    Jarrod BlackmonJanuary 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite Austin places, so glad they opened up a Houston location! The Republican is delicious (if you love sausage) and so are ALL the breakfast tacos. My favorite taco place by far.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You must try the Dirty Sanchez! Trust the other reviews. The fluffy egg and avocados sets the stage for the meaty - tangy goodness that is above. Good all on its own without extra sauce!
  • AlmostVeggies.com
    Portobello mushroom strips hand-battered & fried, topped with refried black beans, roasted corn, escabeche carrots, queso fresco, cilantro, and avocado, then “drizzled” with ancho aioli. YES! Read more
  • Yembz
    YembzDecember 18, 2013
    omagahhh the independent is the best taco in the world. it has fried portobello inside which is delightful. also order some green chili queso and you'll be on cloud nine!
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you MUST have the Ranch Hand, go right ahead. It's their beef fajitas on top of eggs and cheese. The fajitas are a little tough. Go to Chacho's on Westheimer if you want good fajita egg tacos.
  • Levent K.
    Levent KemerliApril 14, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything is great here!! Definitely one of our favorite casual places to eat and it is literally down the street from our place. Can't beat it!
  • Stephanelle J.
    Stephanelle JonesFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't get enough taco fun? The tacos have so much meat you should double your fun. Just two extra tortillas is 25 cents! Split them yourself at the table. Yum.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Crossroad's brisket taco is fantastic! It's not just brisket wrapped in tortilla like the republican is with sausage. Great spin on this native Texan meat! Try it!
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeApril 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You don't like the Democrat or the Republican? Try the new Independent. It's about the best vegetarian taco you can get. ...get it with either large fried or grilled mushrooms.
  • Nikki N.
    Nikki NickersonJune 6, 2012
    It's a classic counter and roll set up. But the cool thing is you can order on your mobile. The avocado taco was our mission and it was good
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The February 2012 taco of the month is the Double Wide. A chicken fried steak with bacon all around. This is the meal of the 1%!
  • Morgan B.
    Morgan B.June 27, 2012
    Brushfire(mango! Jerk chicken!) and The Democrat (avocado! Beef barbacoa! queso fresco + lime!) are my go-to's. Can't go wrong!
  • Russell G.
    Russell GuessMarch 13, 2015
    Mr. Orange. Baja shrimp. Fried Avocado. Don't be surprised if you spend enough for a fancy meal, but it's so worth it.
  • Dustin H.
    Dustin HaleyOctober 27, 2015
    Another great Torchy's! The queso is hands down the best queso I've had... I enjoy the republican and trailer park (trashy).
  • Ann O.
    Yum yum. They have vegan tacos!🌮👍🏻💚 with avocado 🥑 and mushrooms
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MonachinoJanuary 6, 2013
    Great food! Cool place, parking could be better, but its not that bad. People are in and out so just hold tight a min and you'll have a spot. Friendly staff too.
  • Ted F.
    Ted FrankDecember 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Google the secret menu for additional options. Also: great queso, and they offer a half-portion for $2.99.
  • Kara B.
    Kara BrookeAugust 15, 2012
    The Trailor Park... no! The fried chicken tasted as though it was from KFC. However, the queso is delicious! For tacos worth your money, go to El Rey.
  • Britney S.
    Britney SamsonAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Fried avocado taco or baja shrimp - both are extremely yummy! Split chips and queso with some friends.
  • M G.
    M GApril 25, 2015
    One's a snack, two's a meal. Fajita tacos are awesome. Found the democrat to be just acceptable - texture was uninspired and it somewhat bland.
  • Jason D.
    Jason DawsJanuary 13, 2012
    Free beverage while waiting on to go order. Love the BRUSHFIRE, but the REPUBLICAN is gross. Can't wait to go back.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • cosmoalien
    cosmoalienAugust 13, 2014
    The queso is the best hands down. Get your tacos extra trashy.. my fave spot in Houston! The best:-)
  • Augustine V.
    Augustine VDecember 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    By far the best gourmet tacos. Try the dirty Sanchez for breakfast or the bushfire for lunch
  • Henry's Hungry Houston
    Got the beef tacos and the Democrat. No bias. Park by the shopping center next door Artigiani and do some shopping. Parking is a b.
  • Mazanin F.
    Mazanin FDecember 3, 2014
    Every single taco on the menu is amazing, don't miss to ask for extra chipotle and avocado sauces
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The guacamole is good but not out of this world good like their queso. If there are enough of you, get both and mix!
  • Desiree R.
    Desiree ReyesAugust 27, 2012
    The Brushfire was an excellent recommendation by one of the staff members. Good food & I loved the music!
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I regret to report that Torchy's has KILLED the Chipotle pork carnitas burrito. This beast with a truckload of seasoned meat and guacamole is only $6.50. Eat it today.
  • Hilary S.
    Hilary SchuhmacherAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I know there's no parking spots, but if you're not getting it to go, don't park in the to go spots. Parking 2 streets away to pick something up is bullshit.
  • Julie M.
    Julie MinerboMay 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place...gotta get the Trailer Park Trashy tacos & the shrimp one too...delish queso too!
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Baja shrimp tacos is highly recommended. Tangy and savory before you even bite into the shrimps.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MorenoMay 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If you just want to take out, skip the line and order online ahead of time. It usually take 5-10 minutes for Torchys to make your order.
  • Kristina
    KristinaJune 28, 2012
    Have yet to taste all the tacos but the Green Chile Pork & Trailer Park are the most popular tacos.
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WillisMay 31, 2013
    Trashy Trailer Park is awesome..and this sprimp one too!..great selection of root beer flavors
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeMay 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Behold! If you look very very carefully, you can actually get a glimpse of the elusive Torchy's parking space.
  • Lauri T.
    Lauri TamneyNovember 27, 2012
    The tacos are large so make sure you bring an appetite! The mole suave is excellent.
  • Clifton M.
    Clifton MMarch 24, 2015
    Good food - cheap - and fast - but no f-ing parking. Always lots of UT fans. Hook 'em. But head to the Heights location instead.
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandJuly 30, 2015
    Had the Crossroads taco (awesome) and the Republican taco (pretty good).
  • Matt B.
    Matt BrownMay 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best tacos this side of the border, hands down! Being a hipster, highly encouraged, but optional.
  • Terra T.
    Terra TroxellSeptember 29, 2013
    Love the trashy trailer park and ranch hand! Parking sucks but worth it for the food!
  • Tricia L.
    Tricia LestarjetteMarch 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the Queso!!!! Park on the backstreet if the parking looks nuts. Don't even bother waiting for a spot.
  • Laura G.
    Laura GraceyAugust 8, 2015
    A great transplant from Austin. Tacos are large and unique. August's taco special is an increasingly spicy taco each week. Can you handle the heat?
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeApril 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Fried Avocado Taco is fantastic. So yummy, you'd think it was full of meat. :)
  • Alex S.
    Alex S.September 10, 2016
    Great variety of tacos. Beef tacos, in particular, are very good.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    PARKING: If full park at the street behind in the residential area. Don't block their driveways please.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeApril 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Baja Shrimp Taco can be had with your choice of either fried or grilled shrimps.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Kid's Menu chicken taco: your choice of grilled or fried chicken. Seasoned just right!
  • Anhtoan N.
    Anhtoan NguyenFebruary 26, 2012
    Order using your phone on their website if there is a long line. It will save you about 30 minutes.
  • Carlis L.
    Carlis LollieMay 3, 2013
    Much too expensive for a taco joint. They just add creative names, fruit and an array of spices to a regular run-of-the mill taco truck staple. The parking is horrible. It's just an OKAY joint.
  • Erika C.
    Erika ChinchillaSeptember 20, 2015
    You have to try the democrat taco, I promise you will love it!
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeOctober 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sometimes when the place is jammed packed, they run out of chairs. Funny to see when there are so many people inside and out...
  • James T.
    James TidmoreMay 2, 2014
    Best Queso in town. Also try The Republican. Such a delicious taco.
  • Jeff P.
    Jeff PharisJuly 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get here before noon on Sundays else the line will be out the door cause of churches letting out
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca StricklandMay 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything here is good, but the Brushfire is heaven in your mouth. Great queso too!
  • AVILA J.
    AVILA J.May 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Thank You for joining us tonight 4Squarers!!!!! Don't forget The Holy Diver is here for only one more day. We then switch to The Libertarian. YUM!
  • Houston Press Street Team M.
    Torchy's Taco was a hit at Houston Press Menu of Menus Extravaganza! Best taco combos around!
  • Christina K.
    Christina KuhlJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You will never, ever, go wrong with the green chile pork. It's the most solid thing on the menu. Mr. Orange is a close second.
  • meet M.
    meet MayraDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    PARKING! There is parking on the street behind Torchy's. DO NOT park at the establishments around here, they WILL tow you!
  • Liz C.
    Liz ClarkJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the queso, a Democrat, and a Baja Shrimp. Best Queso I have ever had.
  • Redwan H.
    Redwan Huq, PhDFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Crossroads taco is the only reason I would come here again. Who knew smoked brisket and avocado went so well?
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeMay 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Behold the Libertarian. It's a chicken fried jalapeño sausage with grilled veggies. The May 2012 taco of the month! Yum!!!
  • Kellie M.
    Kellie M.March 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Gluten free brownies available! Made in Texas y'all!
  • Jacob R.
    Jacob RazoDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Trailer park extra trashy! You won't be disappointed! Chips and queso! Amazing
  • Brittany N.
    Brittany NewmanApril 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Green Chili queso and green chili pork tacos with diablo sauce !!!!
  • Jason R.
    Jason RobbMarch 14, 2013
    My 2 year old loves the breakfast tacos - and to eat on the patio!
  • Muneezeh K.
    Muneezeh KabirDecember 13, 2011
    Fried avocado, no beans. Green chili pork. And the queso is a MUST.
  • Victoria E.
    Victoria ElizondoDecember 31, 2015
    Tuna taco was super tasty, I only wish it was a little more rare.
  • Nam N.
    Nam NguyenJanuary 30, 2012
    Don't over order on tacos and save enough room for the fried chocolate chip cookies!
  • Natashia R.
    Natashia ReyesAugust 1, 2016
    The Crossroads (brisket) was Delicious! Tortillas no authentic though ☹️
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The kids' beef fajita quesadilla is ok. The beef fajitas don't hold up against Lupe's or Freebird's down the street. The meat is a little tough.
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    I’ve never filled up on chips. But on a particular visit to this establishment, I came pretty close.
  • Kent B.
    Kent BoweryFebruary 25
    Storebought tortillas, mounds of flavorless meat - there are so many good Mexican/Tex Mex options in Houston. Why go here?
  • IAHGVA S.
    IAHGVA SGRJune 28, 2014
    The Heights outpost is much better and has full bar...
  • Juliana E.
    Juliana ElizabethApril 18, 2012
    Fried avocado is awesome. Most places have mediocre vegetarian options, definitely not the case at torchys!
  • Anthony W.
    Anthony WilliamsJanuary 7, 2015
    Damn these tacos is good..., the trailer park, the brushfire tacos are winners...
  • Laureen L.
    Laureen LOctober 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing guac and queso. Could eat everyday...but would then need to go to spin everyday.
  • Maria J.
    Maria JohnsonAugust 2, 2015
    Amazing! Meat here is straight out of heaven! Street corn rocks!
  • Jay B.
    Jay BhavsarAugust 11, 2012
    The trailer park and the democrat are awesome!! Watch out for the brushfire
  • Mike L.
    Mike LapidakisAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Secret Menu Item: Ace of Spades. It's huge!
  • Christian B.
    Christian BirdwellJanuary 12, 2012
    Parking is pretty bad. The Baja Shrimp taco was pretty good. The queso was excellent.
  • Serena
    SerenaApril 21, 2013
    The chorizo & egg on corn tortilla is delish ;)
  • Binti L.
    Binti LeeFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ok when they say spicy its SPICY! Can't wait to try their other tacos..yummy!!
  • CultureMap Houston
    CultureMap HoustonFebruary 28, 2012
    The soda fountain includes Dublin Dr. Pepper (while it lasts) and other uncommon colas.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for extra diablo sauce!
  • Candido L.
    Candido LopezAugust 24, 2014
    Love the Trailer Park and make sure to get it Trashy!
  • Haloise R.
    Haloise ReddingFebruary 22, 2012
    If you order to go you can skip the long line, but you still have to find parking...
  • Sherry Y.
    Sherry YuDecember 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Everyone that works here is super friendly. Love their tacos!
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MorenoMay 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Their queso is AMAZING! Get it!
  • K. A. S.
    K. A. S.December 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the mr pink. Super fresh tuna the guacamole is wonderful.
  • Wil J.
    Wil JeudyApril 10, 2014
    Great breakfast tacos! Will def come back.
  • D R.
    D R1 week ago
    Love how stuffed with barbacoa The Democrat Taco is.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BMay 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    We always enjoy what we order and look forward to returning! Yummy!
  • Leah J.
    Leah JeromeJanuary 31, 2012
    Nookies are bomb!! I like the democrat, little salty tho.
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