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Torchy's Tacos - Trailer Park

1311 South 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 366-0537
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Ranked #15 of 3,160 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Georgetown, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

Come on people! Beats me what on earth justifies the exceptional reviews for this place. We gave them a try (Spicewood location) based on these reviews and were sorely disappointed. The tacos sounded interesting but didn't deliver. In Austin, it used to be places like this were both unusual and great - I fear they're now becoming just unusual, appealing... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

I was SO excited to go hear after hearing all the rave reviews and Torchy's definitely did not disappoint. The Diplomat taco was one of the best things I've ever put in my mouth. Absolutely incredible. The ship taco was really good, as was the Chili Pork taco. The trailor park was really good, but me and my husband's least... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

The bellhop at our hotel recommended Torchy's. Give that man a tip! The line was out the door and the diners ranged from student-types to laborers to businessmen with their ties tucked in their shirts to protect them from salsa drips. The short wait in line was worth it. We went with green chile pork tacos, ranch hand taco, guacamole... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

went here twice while in town for business. delicious tacos at dirt cheap prices. one issue: the tortillas tend to break and could be a little sturdier. but all in all the ingredients are very fresh and the creativity of the fillings is high. the people are also really nice.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

Went to the Guadalupe location near UT while moving my daughter in. Ordered2 b'fast tacos and they were huge! 1 taco is more than enough - and cheap $2/taco. so good we went back again the next day

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Roanoke, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011 via mobile

What incredible salsa, queso, and guacamole! Too full to eat a full meal - but this is real Tex-Mex and worth sitting in the heat to eat. Neat tin roof open building next door with fans and a tv.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Seriously do yourself a favor and eat at Torchy's. We went to the one in the South Congress area at the trailer park eatery, and they were seriously the best tacos we have ever had. And I've eaten my fair share of tacos across multiple states. I'm still dreaming about the Barbacoa. My friend had dessert afterwards and then got... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

The reason that I've given Torchy's a "four star" rating is because, although the quality and taste of the food is worth "six" or "seven stars", everything else is average at best. The tuna taco (not sure what the name of it was) was so great that I even went back for seconds, while my boyfriend went back for more... More 

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Houston, Texas
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230 reviews 230 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

I don't see what the fuss is about. Torchy's is a food truck but they have built up this large open building for dining (which I appreciated) that detracts from their "food truck" image. The decor is interesting inside and there are also picnic tables out front. I was not impressed with the menu and I thought $9 for one... More 

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Katy, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

When I first heard of Torchy's at the trailer park, being unfamiliar with the Austin area, I was naturally skeptical, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a funky, homespun eatery there. Served from a trailer and eating on picnic tables next to a dirt parking lot....something family reunion-esque about this picture. Food was great and service was great as... More 

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Additional Information about Torchy's Tacos - Trailer Park

Address: 1311 South 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: (512) 366-0537
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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