6550 Comanche Trl, Austin, TX, 78732
1.Peter Piper Pizza
2000 S Interstate 35
208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX, 78704
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So, let me just start by saying- I. LOVE. TACOS. And I have pretty high expectations for said tacos. AND I tend to get a craving for them when most places are shutting down. Well, lo and behold to find that Torchy's is open til 10 on weekdays and 11 on weekends! When I got there, Queen was playing. The guy behind the counter asked me about my day like he genuinely cared. There's Maine Root in the soda fountain. And the food is also fantastic!Since this first experience, I've frequented Torchy's Tacos several times a month. I used to always get the Baja Shrimp and the Fried Avocado tacos.Baja Shrimp is generously filled with hand battered and fried (but not greasy) shrimp, pickled vegetables, queso fresco and lime. There is a great balance of spicy, acidic and cool flavors all wrapped up in the tortilla. The Fried Avocado is a hand battered and fried avocado with refried beans, shredded cheese, lettuce and tomato. I love the texture and creamy flavors of this taco! It is so good, and I never order vegetarian items. But in the past couple years I've rotated in other flavors.The Democrat is filled to bursting with barbacoa. I was really impressed with the quality of it considering that Torchy's isn't exactly Mexican food. It is very flavorful and not greasy at all. You gotta get the Trailer Park "trashy"- fried chicken smothered in green chile queso and pico de gallo. Creative and delicious- this one is a guilty pleasure!I actually got to Green Chile Pork by mistake one time. Although it's not what I ordered, it is pretty dang tasty. The pulled pork is juicy and flavorful and the green chiles- of which I'm not a huge fan- do not overpower anything. But, the customer service at Torchy's is outstanding. I called to let them know my order got mixed up- just to make sure someone else didn't get the taco I ordered and they put me down for a free taco. I really appreciated their customer care! There is a different taco of the month each month that coordinates with holidays or weather, and they are generally pretty great.And lastly, I always ALWAYS get extra Chipotle Sauce and Poblano Sauce no matter which tacos I order. I could drink that stuff!
Everyone has an opinion about food, but you got to go to the authorities to separate quality from mere preference. Here's my pedigree --- I grew up in North Jersey, the land of Tony Soprano and generations of working class Italians. I moved to NYC when I was a young man. Everyone knows that NYC is the homeland of pizza. They don't make pizza in Italy, or if they do, they're copying pizza from NY. NYC is the true origin of pizza. As any New Yoker can tell you, 90% of the flavor comes from the century old brick ovens that are covered in soot and char and have the special aroma that can't be reproduced. That said, Yaghi's reproduces it as best as could possibly be expected. I moved here 5 years ago from Manhattan and they're the ONLY place I'll order from. Everyone else has SOMETHING wrong. Too much or too little cheese, too doughy or too dry a crust, etc. Yaghi's nails it on the crust and they are VERY generous with toppings. If you really want a good time, try the gyro pizza -- it's one of those weird hybrids that you'd usually only find in NYC, but Yaghi's has the guts to put it out there in the heart of Texas!
Who would have guessed, the combination of pizza and (high quality) beer makes for a good time. Ever since attending their pre-release party, Pinthouse Pizza has delivered on a quality experience. Apparently, I'm not the only one that thinks so, crowds are oftentimes deep, regardless of the day of the week, and additional brewing capacity was recently added to ensure that the house craft beer will remain well stocked. Kudos to the Pinthouse team for listening to feedback, even constructive feedback - from the ordering system to canceling some of the noise (from all those people), progressing always seems to be forward here. An expansive, and always changing, set of taps pouring some of the best craft beer along with a comfort food genre that's hard to argue with will keep me coming back.
Literally as good as it gets. People always used to talk about how tacos were amazing in Texas and I always just thought to myself "how good can a taco get." Torchy's. Blew. My. Mind. It expanded what I thought were the limits of good Mexican food. I got a jerk chicken taco and a Mr. Pink, both of which had such a strong incredible flavor and fresh meats that it knocked my socks off on their dirt patched ground at this food truck stop. We also got some queso to share with the group and that really set me off right as it had some red pepper floating around and had a consistency that wasn't too drippy but also not too thick as to turn to lard when cooled. oh my god. If you get a chance do NOT miss this.
The people here are so FRIENDLY, open-minded, and willing to work with my girlfriend and I, who are deaf. I have to have gluten free foods, but sometimes I forget to carefully look at what I order.I originally ordered Fried Avocado and The Indepedent... not realizing they are fried in battered! When they brought it, I apologized to them for my fault in not asking about the batter. They were just fine with it and went ahead to make it without he batter!And... let me tell you, I'm from CA... it is DELICIOUS! Their chips, corn tortilla, and just the ingredients themselves... mouth-watering. Plus the love from the workers makes this taste even better :)Thank you Torchy Tacos!
My sentiments towards Torchy's are like that of a lover. To me, it is perfect. It keeps me on my toes and coming back for more again and again. I love discovering new things that Torchy's brings to the table-- like it's Roscoe waffle taco piled high with a fried egg, fried chicken, bacon, and drizzled with ooey gooey maple syrup, that is undeniably the best breakfast taco I've touched my lips to. I don't need any other taco restaurant because Torchy's is the Renaissance Restaurant. Most recently, I was blown away by the Trailer Park ("trash" style, aka covered in queso), Baja Shrimp (they didn't skimp!), and vegetarian fried green chile varieties.
I scheduled reservation; the parking was easy, 68 degrees located next to Deep Eddy Cabaret which I had not been to in years, so it was fun to walk by a familiar Austin establishment as we entered the restaurant. The food was excellent, I had the Grilled Trout, and my date had the chicken parmesan. The atmosphere was elegant but relaxed, and it made for a very nice evening. When you have chosen a new place to dine especially in a new relationship it really can make or break the evening what restaurant you choose. I can recommend 68 degrees, and I wanted to take the time to say thanks for a great evening. All the best Eric
Can pizza really be THIS good? I cannot tell you how good their pizza is - it is pizza I would fight someone over, OK? If I got a pie to go and got back to my hut and some masked assailant approached me for my pizza, I would literally fight him (or her! Rhonda Rousey UFC Champ!) for it. I am a pretty good sized fella, and am not afraid to defend good pizza. Now if I had say an Austin Pizza or Dominos Pizza, I would surrender it without even a whimper. But that will never happen because I do not eat sucky pizza - when I feed I feed on the BEST: Salvation. Get the clam pie - & don't be a wuss!
We LOVE promise pizza. It's my hands down favorite pizza place in the Austin area. They use natural and organic ingredients, and they have gluten free options! My favorite pizza there is the lone star - pepperoni and veggies, and their cinnamon knots are super yummy (they don't really eat well as leftovers, so eat them fresh!). Salad is great too. AND, they have Blue Sky and other cane sugar sodas - huge bonus to me!! They deliver but do charge a few bucks for it. My house is out of their delivery zone, but the manager said if they're not at peak time, they would still deliver to me. Thanks!
I. Love. These. Tacos.I love tacos in general. But Torchy's Tacos are some next level sh**. Do people cuss on Yelp? Idk. I'll censor it to be safe. Hi, kids.Seriously, though. The Mr. Pink and the Crossroads are incredible. Flavorful, cooked perfectly, with the right amount of kick. The Mr. Orange and the Democrat are also great. The guacamole is some of the best I've ever had. I've ordered it multiple times and it's always been fresh, with huge chunks of avocado. Can't go wrong with the Green Chile Queso and Street Corn. And the Diablo Sauce. YES.