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“The Best Tacos EVER!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Torchy's Tacos - Trailer Park

Torchy's Tacos - Trailer Park
1311 South 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 366-0537
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Ranked #15 of 3,123 restaurants in Austin
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The Best Tacos EVER!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Went to Austin to visit a friend and as soon a I get there, off to Torchy's we go! I'm not a huge taco fan but I am of these. I had 'The Republican' which was delicious. This is a must stop if you are ever in Austin!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Torchy's is in a category of it's own!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Torchy's sets the standard for taco shacks! My favorties are the fried avocado tacos and the shrimp tacos. Torchy's shops are all about the same: not fancy, pretty small, usually very busy, and just simply wonderful! The ingredients seem to be fresh and flavorful, the variety is amazing and the prices are reasonable. Eating at a Torchy's is a must on every visit to Austin.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Granada Hills, CA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Not the best...not the worst”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Had the Democrat and the Baja Shrimp with the latter being the better option. Just lacked any unique taste. LA definitely has better taquerias.

Guacamole was very, very good though.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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370 reviews 370 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 107 cities Reviews in 107 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“Must try in Austin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We had seen Torchy's on the travel channel or food channel before and had it on our list for Austin. We also saw all the great reviews and had to give it a try. It definitely lives up to the hype.
We tried the food truck location in South Austin and were delighted by the choices of various tacos, all made with fresh ingredients. We tried two each and loved them. The habenero sauce was particularly amazing and the chorizo was very good. Everything tasted incredible and very fresh.

Service was very good an though there was a long line, it moved very fast and we had our food pretty quickly.

We knew it was good when the local police showed up right after us to have their tacos.

Definitely worth a visit when in the area, these were the best tacos we had in Texas.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“New Addiction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Very interesting spin on Tex-Mex. Favorite menu items: Green Chile Queso and Mr. Pink Ahi Tuna Tacos. Always request rare Ahi and they are happy to oblige. Service is very friendly and fast for eat-in. Takeout window lines are typically long and much slower. Torchy's is our go-to place to eat when we entertain out of town guests for a few days. There is nothing quite like it for yummy, quick food and people watching. They even allow dogs in outside patio areas and will even bring out a complimentary bowl of water for the visiting pooch. When our daughter and family fly in from California for a visit, Torchy's is always on the agenda. Sorry, Rubio's...but Torchy's is better. Each family member or friend has a favorite taco it seems. Have heard rave reviews about the Barbacoa, Portabello Mushroom, and Shrimp tacos. Seems everyone loves the queso. We patronize the Spicewood and Burnet locations. Burnet is the only location that I'm aware of that sells Torchy's gift cards. Unfortunately, both locations are very sparse on parking.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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