Tacos are a popular Mexican fare for good reasons. Think of tacos as a blank canvas upon which every diner can create his or her own work of art with a wide range of possible ingredients from meats to vegetables. Indeed, even bad tacos can taste good, just as bad pizzas can taste good.
But why settle for bad tacos? Life is too short for bad tacos! When you dine at a Torchy’s Tacos restaurant, your love affair with tacos will be on fire again, thanks to the delicious quality of these quintessential fare given the Texan touch.
Below are the latest Torchy’s Tacos menu prices.
|Hillbilly Queso & Chips||$7.44|
|Green Chile Pork||$4.66|
|Guacamole & Chips||$7.51|
Damn Good Tacos
|Trailer Park Trashy||$4.65|
Taco of the Month
|#1 Bacon, Egg & Cheese||$3.21|
|#2 Potato, Egg & Cheese||$3.21|
|#3 Chorizo, Egg & Cheese||$3.21|
|#4 Jalapeño Sausage, Egg & Cheese||$3.21|
|#5 Potato, Bean & Cheese||$3.21|
|#6 Spinach, Egg & Bacon||$3.21|
|Bean & Cheese Taco||$2.86|
|BYO Breakfast Taco||$3.21|
Chips & Dips
|Queso and Chips||$7.10|
|Salsa & Chips||$4.01|
|Guacamole & Chips - 1/2||$4.24|
|Queso and Chips - 1/2||$4.19|
|Hillbilly Queso & Chips - 1/2||$4.49|
|Salsa & Chips - 1/2||$2.31|
Sides & Treats
|Pico de Gallo||$2.91|
|Rice Black Bean Combo||$2.60|
|Rice Pinto Bean Combo||$2.60|
|Street Corn - 1/2||$3.15|
|Double Chocolate Brownie||$2.90|
|Gluten Free Brownie||$2.90|
|Peanut Butter Brownie||$2.90|
|Lil' Nookies - 3ct||$4.55|
|Pig in a Poncho||$5.15|
|Grilled Chicken Taco||$3.39|
|Fried Chicken Taco||$3.40|
|Diet Dr. Pepper||$3.15|
|N/A Bev Orange Juice||$4.30|
|Honest Kids Apple Juice||$3.15|
|N/A Bev Milk 2%||$3.15|
Michael Rypka was already an executive chef when he decided to follow his dreams of owning his own food business. In 2006, he acquired a food trailer and opened his first joint in Houston, Texas. His menu: Tex-Mex food including tacos, fajitas, salsa, and green chile pork. His vision: Offer his customers the best in Tex-Mex food served with street food flair.
At first, the food truck wasn’t even in the radar of the people passing by. Rypka then proceeded to give out free samples of his food to encourage customers to check out his food trailer – and it worked. Today, the chain consists of 30 restaurants and a trailer park, as well as garnered several cool awards and positive write-ups, thus, proving that the Taco Dream is real and realizable!
What They’re Famous For
Torchy’s Tacos is famous for its oh-so-delicious tacos, especially the beef fajita taco and the green chile pork taco. In fact, the tacos are the bestselling items on the menu because of their superior quality over the tacos offered by Torchy’s Tacos’ competitors. But be sure to order the chips and guacamole as well as the green chile queso, which will give Tex-Mex restaurants a run for their money.
Why Eat Here
Of course, the tacos are the best reasons to eat at Torchy’s Tacos. The choices in the tortilla are corn and flour so diners can select their own preference in a taco vessel – the flour tortillas, however, are considered as better vessels for the heavier tacos.
When it comes to the choices in fillings for the tacos at Torchy’s Tacos, the theme seems to be about abundance, even excess, as well as quirky combinations that many taco joints haven’t even thought of. Diners with a huge appetite for tacos, among other Tex-Mex fare, will find these food items such a satisfying meal on their own, thus, making the Torchy’s Tacos prices a great value for the money.
But the chain also caters to customers who want tacos that will fit nicely in their hand so these can be eaten on the go with little to no mess as a result. The beef fajita taco, which contains strips of tender, juicy and succulent skirt steak, onions, grilled peppers, and cheese, is a great choice in this regard.
The Torchy’s Tacos management also appear to have a sense of humor, particularly in terms of politics. There are tacos named after the political parties, namely, Republican, Democrat, and Independent so the table banter can become quite interesting with diners betting on their own political beliefs. The Democrat taco, for example, has succulent beef barbacoa, cilantro, avocado, queso fresco, onions, and tomatillo sauce – truly, a taco that will get votes no matter the customers’ political affiliation.
Aside from the pre-set tacos, diners can also customize their tacos, aside from ordering from the “secret menu” although the latter isn’t exactly a secret – just ask the server for it. You can, for example, add more cheese, remove the lettuce, and give it a generous douse of salsa, whatever your quirks in tacos may be.
You should also try the carnitas taco, which has green chiles, onions, cilantro and chile queso with a squirt of lime, which rest on a bed of crisped corn tortilla nestling inside a flour tortilla. Your Tex-Mex horizons will be better, too, if you get the Dirty Sanchez, a combination of scrambled eggs, guacamole, poblano chile, and carrot escabeche with soft-scrambled egg.
And then there’s the bars at the Torchy’s Tacos where a good selection of alcoholic beverages are available. The margaritas with their powerful punch so these are best paired with the green chile queso.
While the décor in each Torchy’s Tacos restaurant differs, the chain adopts an airy space with a welcoming and warm vibe in its locations. The large space can be complemented by soaring ceilings, bright reflector lights, and black-and-white bar tiles have an old-fashioned futuristic feel.
The wait staff is also part of the reason for coming back again and again to Torchy’s Tacos restaurants. The service is relaxed yet efficient so that your orders come to your table as quickly as possible while the wait staff themselves are friendly, conversational and helpful.
To learn more about Torchy’s Tacos or to find a location near you, visit their website at torchystacos.com.