Torchy's Tacos - Closed

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1311 S. 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704

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Tex-Mex Restaurants, Fast Food Restaurants, Vegetarian Restaurants

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About Torchy's Tacos - Closed

Torchy's Tacos started in 2006 with a mobile trailer, a little red Vespa, and a man with a passion for good food. The founder, Mike Rypka, left an executive chef position to chase his dreams by investing everything he had into Torchy's Tacos. With a new, experimental menu ready to serve but no mouths to feed, Rypka jumped on his Vespa and started throwing out samples in an attempt to draw customers to his trailer. Before he knew it, people were rallying beside the taco stand hollering, "damn these tacos are good!" and the Torchy's Tacos' legacy began.

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Ordered 4 Barbacoa taco's........"16.75 the girl behind the counter said"...................holy crap! Really? You can go to east austin and pay $5.00 for the same order and they "rock!".........I've lived here for 26 years and all I can...

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This is my favorite taco in Austin right now. I love the breaded shrimp with mix of different vegetables.


Torchy's is not the most authentic Tacos, but they are very creative and tend to throw the kitchen sink at you to get your satisfaction. For example, instead of putting avocado on a taco, they deep fry it first. Yummy, but sometimes...

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I had the pork tacos. There were only two small ones on the plate. They looked lonely but they were good!
It did leave me satisfied though.

Great place for lunch.