105 reviews between Sep 13, 2019 and Oct 15, 2023.
Torchy's Tacos in Austin offers inventive and delicious monthly tacos, with consistently great guacamole and queso. The food is fresh, tasty, and reasonably priced. The restaurant is highly recommended by locals and visitors alike, and has a cool and lively atmosphere. Torchy's is known for their authentic Mexican flavors and unique combinations, making it a must-visit taco place in Austin.Torchys Tacos
105 reviews between Sep 13, 2019 and Oct 15, 2023.
Tacos were amazing. We went for a small snack. The chicken tacos were so good. The queso is amazing with a little spice.
This was our first meal arriving in Austin. I went with the recommendations the cashier made and ordered: Trailer Park, Baja Shrimp, Mr. Orange, Democrat. They were all very good and full of flavor. We also got a side of street corn.
I had great expectations for Torchy's, as it had been raved about by many. Our experience lived up to the hype. On a friend's recommendation, we had the shrimp taco, the tipsy chick taco and the queso. All 3 things were OUTSTANDING. The tipsy chick...is the best taco I've ever eaten. We don't have a Torchy's location near us, but are planning future trips around where we can return to Torchy's!More is the best taco I've ever eaten. We don't have a Torchy's location near us, but are planning future trips around where we can return to Torchy's!
Every time we come to Austin we have to make a trip here. We had several tacos to share and the queso and chips. The tipsy chicken was our favorite out of all the tacos . See you next year.
I am writing this review so you DO NOT go to Torchy’s Tacos. I went to this location for lunch with someone I work with. We both had the airstream salad and both had food poisoning not even a second after leaving the restaurant. After...we found a restroom immediately, we went back to complain to the manager. Not only was he RUDE and DISRESPECTFUL, he made a nasty comment. The person I was with has special needs, and has trouble voicing his opinion and the manager spoke back and said you have different symptoms and blamed us and walked away. Instead of waiting for this horrible manager and terrible customer service, I chose to write this negative review again. If you want food poisoning, I would never ever go back here! I also think the customer service and management is awful! Please take my review into consideration, because I hardly ever complain or write negative reviews. I will be adding the same review to trip advisor so everyone can read about our experience! Needles to say, we are still running to restrooms.More we found a restroom immediately, we went back to complain to the manager. Not only was he RUDE and DISRESPECTFUL, he made a nasty comment. The person I was with has special needs, and has trouble voicing his opinion and the manager spoke back and said you have different symptoms and blamed us and walked away. Instead of waiting for this horrible manager and terrible customer service, I chose to write this negative review again. If you want food poisoning, I would never ever go back here! I also think the customer service and management is awful! Please take my review into consideration, because I hardly ever complain or write negative reviews. I will be adding the same review to trip advisor so everyone can read about our experience! Needles to say, we are still running to restrooms.
Torches is much better than you average fast food chain. Miles above, really. The decor, food options and atmosphere make it a must visit if you see in the area.
That this is rated at the top of Tripadvisor for best mexican restuarant in Austin breaks my hear. Yeah, the tacos are pretty good, but come on... Don't Taco Bell our city with this.
We were in Austin for visit & site seeing.
Decided to taste different food variations & Mexican was on top priority.
Ordered food, chicken fajita. Liked very much.
Thanks TORCHY,S TACO
Fantastic 'fast casual' with fairly authentic and flavorful options! One taco or burrito was enough per person. if you're really hunger or a big eater 2 tacos.
Austin has so many wonderful taco places that people likely often forget Torchy’s. We really enjoyed our four tacos between two people and would absolutely go back.
Was looking for tacos on a Tuesday and tried out Torchy’s. Gotta say they are pretty dang good, ordered two and they filled me up fast. I’d likely come back again next time I’m in Texas
The brilliance of Torhcys is that they have a full bar with fast-food tacos so it makes it a great place to sit with friends without spending a fortune and having to wait for the full restaurant experience. The tacos are pretty good, but understand...this is a chain and not a mom-n-pop place.More this is a chain and not a mom-n-pop place.
We stopped for a quick bite to eat between our shopping on South Congress Ave. We just ordered two "Democrat" tacos, and they were so good! Everything was cooked perfectly and had delicious flavor!
Food was fresh and really tasty with a good variety of soft tacos and meats. Great chips and cheese (queso). Do drop by in December to avoid the lines.
No quality standards. Differing portion sizes. One 11$burrito with just cheese, beans and rice and no mofaux. Mofaux taco with 3 pieces of Veggie meat. Prices look cheap but you need 3 tacos to fill you. Total crooks
This was a great spot for our family. Quick service with tons of choices. I loved the queso so much! Reasonable priced. I had a fried chicken and jerk chicken taco. Yum!
First of all they advertise margaritas but they didn’t have them maybe lost their liquor license or maybe because it was a holiday they could serve alcohol? Either way no margaritas so be aware. The staff was not friendly pretty rude and short. It seems...More
I was so disappointed in their breakfast. I expected their beans to be homemade and not that out of a can. Please torchy‘s, make your own beans instead of purchasing them out of a can. However, in all fairness I have not yet tasted their...More
Spent a week in the Austin area and came here based on a friend's recommendation. It was most of my family's favorite place we ate at. First for this location, they do have their own parking behind the restaurant, which is convenient for this area....More
Came here with my daughter and her friend while helping her move to Austin. First time visit and was pleasantly surprised on a Sunday night. Great tacos, chips, queso and nice $4 Bloody Marys on the weekend.
Super clean (new restaurant), good vibe, excellent service.
Recommended to us whilst waiting in queue at another taco restaurant.
So left and found this.
Liked the portion size
Nothing like a refreshing frozen margarita on a hot Texan day. The good was also good. I didn’t find burrito wasn’t as good as the tacos but all still good.
I've heard so many great things about torchys that i had to check it out. It exceeded my expectations and provided the best meal and the best price i found fitting the whole trip. Definitely going they bring one to detroit soon!
The tacos were great, but a little overpriced. This is located right on So Co Ave. Somewhat of a fast food concept and no alcohol.
We went for breakfast on the advice our our son who lives in Austin, then kept going back. Reasonable prices and delicious
Quick and cheap! I love the food and atmosphere here. This is a good spot to eat at especially if you have plans to day drink or start a long day!
We enjoyed the tasty tacos, fried beans, and rice. The food and service were very good and the prices reasonable. It was so good that I went back for seconds.
Easy to find. Small parking lot behind building. Parking also on the street. Get in line, order your food, they give you a number that you put on the metal disc on the table. Chips and queso very good. Some heat but not too bad....More
Excellent tacos, especially the tipsy chick, and even better chips and queso. But know what to expect. The most service you get is they bring out the food, don’t expect them to ask if you need anything else or bring water or anything. The atmosphere...More
The food was super good, couldn’t have been happier. Quick service also. I was pleasantly surprised.
I thought I was just getting a quick taco but I’ll totally come back again!
My first time at Torchy's Tacos in Austin. Good Service. Nice Menu. My son who ate with me says the have the best fish tacos in Austin. Check out Torchy's Tacos.
We are an espanic family. Party of six.
First time at Torcy's tacos. Very disappointed with food. Service and price were OK.
Found paper a paper soda straw in one taco and a human hair in another.
Also my 90 year old mother in law...More
I was told him on my cousin that this was a must stop place when in town. It's a decent place with cafeteria style ordering prior choosing your seat.
I tried their Baja shrimp taco and beef taco and both were okay for sides. We...More
Had the Baja and beef tacos. Typical fast food joint. Nice vibe. Cafeteria style ordering.
A decent place.
I love torchys, used to always go in the woodlands. This was a really nice location and very cool scene
We ate at South Congress Street. Was great to sit outside. Tacos and guacamole were delish. Also the quest was very good.
The only negative is the grackle birds are beyond aggressive and attack the remains of food at every table and it is somewhat...More
I loved this place. All of the tacos we had were amazing (PS. order them "trashy" and the sangria/frozen margarita was on point. I cannot remember what the name of it was...sangria swirl or something like that. I call it a very dangerous slurpee!
We tried Torchys. The order was wrong. We ordered shrimp taco bowl. It had no shrimp. Also the brisket tacos, xtra greasy. Worst $55 ever spent.
Love the atmosphere, casual and great food. The mixed drink selection was great and price is just right.
We had tasty tacos, queso, and guacamole and chips (so light and crispy!!) at two different Torchy’s locations. It’s mostly fast food style. The margaritas and sangria were both delicious too.
Outstanding food. Great selection and location. Very good service from employees. Nice decorative windows. Nice seating for tourists.
I cant believe they havent partnered with a tortilleria for corn tortillas. Theyre using store bought!! My tortillas not even cooked on the democrat. Little fried avocado on taco. Wife couldnt find underneath lettuce & tomato. Maybe torchys should stick with chips n queso. Very...More
Can't visit Austin without having breakfast tacos and these are some of the best - but not just breakfast tacos but a whole slew of different varieties - loved the pulled pork with tomatillo sauce.
Excellent tacos! After a long day in Austin we were so tired and hungry. Had these delivered and they were delicious. Everyone (5 of us) loved them! Could eat them everyday!
Everything is so Delicious. Check out the secret menu as well. The Green chile pork taco was a trip highlight. Best Queso I’ve ever had!
We went to get some food to go. It took a little time to get our order. I had the Crossroads (brisket) and a brushfire (chicken). I did not care for the crossroads. The soft corn tortilla had a waxxy taste and smell. The brushfire...More
Lots of fun options! Green chili queso was yummy! Perfect sized tacos. Nice big patio. Good service.
Come to Texas, order tacos. Lots of variety, fast service, friendly staff. Excellent tacos and the salsa is definitely something.
We went to Torchy's pretty much every Sunday when we lived in Austin, love this place! Their monthly tacos are inventive and delicious and their guac and queso are consistently great. We visit Austin 1-2x per year and Torchy's is ALWAYS one of the first...More
Really great tacos, and amazing queso!! Best queso I may have ever had. The street corn was also super yummy! We Definitely scraped the bowl on that one (lol). Recommend!
Torchys is an absolute must do while visiting Austin. I’m pretty serious about authentic Mexican food and had previously turned my nose up at these Tex mex/bbq style tacos and I ate my words when I tried them. So good. Every time I’ve been back...More
The menu was very limited due to COVID19 and there was only outside dining available. I tried the chicken trashy taco and really enjoyed it. I will stop again when they have the full menu available. It was a little pricey for a taco. We...More
Omg went here for a late breakfast and it was delicious!!! First time going and will not be my last food was fresh and amazing nothing like breakfast tacos and margaritas lol
It’s worth standing in line for these! I think the photos say it all. So many choices of meats and vegetarian options on the menu, each one is so colorful and delicious. Warning that parking lot is very small and difficult to back out of...More
We enjoyed the tacos very much. Service was excellent. Even though it was busy just around dinner time service was very smooth and professional.
Best tacos ever! I have been in 2 locations - Austin and Pearland and both times the experience was great! A lot of variety of taco options for all tastes, I have tried beef and fried shrimps. Queso dip is so good and I highly...More
I got the breakfast tacos. They were good, but I would’ve preferred street style tacos over the Tex mex style. I’d like to try the lunch options next time.
We went with our son and his wife on Saturday night. We spilt two trailer park, fried chicken, which was very good and green chlie pork, which was ok. Always enjoyable at Torchy’s. Have fun
In town for a few days of sightseeing and decided on this restaurant for brunch. Wide variety of taco options for all tastes, queso dip was great and the staff was very helpful and efficient. Liked it so much we went to another location the...More
Good food, lots of options. Fun environment, nice people. They had a full menu listing all allergens (which was great for finding a vegan options)
Walk up to the counter and order the taco of your choice from breakfast to dinner. One is usually more than enough for me. The ingredients are freshly made and offer a variety of tacos made with interesting combinations. The taco's names are a lot...More
These tacos are soooo good! I had two which filled me up just right to continue walking around the South Congress area. They have a lot to choose from on the menu too.
Each of us had two tacos each, which was plenty for lunch, though a really hungry person might want three. I had an independent and an avocado, both on corn tortillas.
Solid tacos, with a variety of choices, excellent queso. We’ve had better Tex Mex in Austin. Not bad for a quick meal.
It shows up as, and is highlly recommended, by locals as one of the must visit Tacho places in Austin and is not disappointing either. They have a wide variety of Tacos, a very hip wibe, nice and friendly staff, and plenty of seating space,...More
Awesome guacamole, the tacos are freshly made and really delicious. Service was exceptional and the food came out very quickly. Highly recommended.
An evening stop on our first night in Austin. Tacos were tasty, service friendly, heaters on the terrace effective and the 80s hits playing in the background kept us entertained.would definitely return.
Torchy’s tacos has it all: freshly made tacos from scratch, great selection of tacos, attentive service and reasonably priced! The queso dip that everyone raves about was worthy of the accolades.
We ordered: the Democrat, chicken fajitas, fish tacos and the trailer park, all delicious....More
We were in Austin only for four days, but we had to eat here twice because it was so good. I highly recommend it.
I cannot speak highly enough of the delicious food at Torchy’s. We were in Austin for a couple of days on a trip and I am only sad that we didn’t get to go more than once. Super affordable and fresh. Absolutely delicious.
OMG the best beef barbacoa tacos ever. Fried avocado was good too and love they have hibiscus tea. Will be back tomorrow. Nice covered outdoor seating area, friendly service.
I ate here twice while I was in Austin. The food was great (I had the chicken salad both times) and the service was friendly/nice. Know that you can sit at the bar and order your food rather and ordering from the counter first. Just...More
Torchy's was a pioneer in Austin’s food truck craze. Today, you can find brick-and-mortar locations all over Texas. A friend recommended we go there during an Austin visit. They offer some unusual taco creations. We tried the Democrat and the Republican taco. The Democrat is...More
First meal in Austin was late afternoon tacos at Torchy’s... because Morgan had to have them. They were good, but dining outside in 50 deg weather even with heat lamps was not fun. The food got cold fast. I’d have liked hotter food. Would go...More
I go to Austin every year with a new person (or two this year) for business and it is always fun to introduce them to Torchy's as the quintessential Austin kind of place. I love that you can get Topo Chico water in a glass...More
Definitely check out Torchy's when in Austin- they have a lot of locations. Feels like a corporate fast food place- we even saw a few people come in and say "Oh, this is not what I expected...." It was definitely more corporate and fast food...More
Each of the serves are small potions. So recommendation is to order 3-4 of them for a group of 3. There were vegetarian options too ( guacamole) and the likes. The taste is exemplary.highly recommend !
Torchy's Tacos is good only if you like spicy food, because all their sauces that come on their tacos are spicy and if you want any kind of flavor, you need some kind of sauce. The tacos on their own (without any sauce) don't really...More
Our favorite tacos were the naughty Santa, trailer park (trashy), and crossroads. Tacos are packed with flavor and have a lot of filling. The democrat was the only one that we found a little bland. The queso dip and the chips were also very good.
We had the taco of the month (naughty Santa) and a trailer park made trashy off the regular menu and tried and ace of spades off the secret menu because it was recommended by a local at our hotel. Didn’t finish all three because the...More
This was the best most unexpected thing that happened to me in Austin. An Uber driver suggested we try this fast food joint. We ordered through Doordash and had delivery right to our hotel door. Everything was amazing. We ordered multiple nights and overall we...More
Really freaking good tacos, and even though it's a chain, it's really good. Slight disappointment that they didnt serve alcohol, as a beer would have gone real well with the meal.
We had some pretty good chips and salsa, and then had some awesome tacos....More
one of the best Mexican restaurant I've been to, very casual dining, you gotta try the trailer trash, and tipsy chick tacos. both were excellent and filled with flavors, spice it up with diablo hot sauce. Don't be shocked though but each taco is around...More
The tipsy chicken taco is mouthwateringly, orgasmic. Grilled & marinated chicken, spinach, corn, chiles, cheese & chipotle sauce and bacon bourbon marmalade to top it off. Yum Yum Yum!!! And the green chile queso....there are no words...
Service was super quick which was perfect because...More
My business colleagues and i loved Tex Mex taco creative menu at Torchy's Taco at Congress Avenue in Austin Texas. We tested and liked Democrat and Republican taco. Wow! Republic and Democrat taco tastes made a sense of political tone, flavor, and texture. We laughed...More
Creative tacos and a really friendly staff, no beer but great Nitro coffee on tap. Easy walk from Lady Bird Lake and downtown
The ambiance was a little daunting, especially when the place looked like it could hold no more folks, but they made room and the local flavor mixed with some California style tacos filled us up nicely. We really liked the architecture, kind of a blast...More
Was referred to this place and so happy we happened upon it. Tacos like no other. Generous portion. Liked choice between corn or soft shell. One of my favorite meals in Austin. Highly recommend. South Co gress had indoor and outdoor seating. Nice staff.
My daughter has lived in Austin for 10 years and every time I visit we MUST go to Torchy's. It is my favorite place to eat!!! We need one in Baton Rouge!
1st time in Austin; 1st time at Torchy’s - loved it. One of the young ladies working in a nearby shop recommended Torchy’s for a touch of local flavor. Lots of interested choices on the menu - I asked the young man taking my order...More
Went with a group of four. The line was out the door but moved quickly. Several options available and all were terrific. We had the tail gater and the brushfire and they were great. Meat was cooked perfectly and the soft tortilla was good. Prices...More
We just loved Torchys Tacos. Multiple people in Austin recommended this store and we are glad that we went there for breakfast. A dog-friendly, clean and awesome place directly at S Congress Avenue. Tacos were fantastic and not expensive at all. Staff was friendly. I'll...More
Tacos at Torchy's were really the best I have had. They also have a great selection, something for everyone. Prices were very reasonable, and portions were good as well.
Will make a point to return my next trip to Austin
Beef was a four inch long string of fat/tendon like chewy grizzle with beef attached. Was grossed out.
Everyone raved about this place so we made an effort to stop here.
Ordered 2 different tacos and the Mexican rice. The rice was amazing!
Ordered the Diplomat taco and another beef taco....one was extremely oily/greasy and the other was perfect. I wouldn’t go out...More
Crowded put prices so reasonably priced . Tacos great and the guacamole dip is delicious and is a large portion.
Everything we ordered. Everything was fantastic. This place lived up to every bit of hype I'd heard or read about before visiting Austin. The tacos, quesadilla, dip, street corn...all amazing. Service was a little scattered but perky and good overall. Cannot wait for another visit.
We were there in July with our adult children. It was lots of fun and the food was good as well!
The service was quick and efficient. Staff was very friendly!
First night to Austin landed us here and it was sooooo good! Lots of unique flavors that blended perfectly. Very reasonable too.
The tacos were unbelievably delicious. They give you great portion sizes. The food is brought to your table. I had the peach margarita and it had the right amount of alcohol. The chips and dip is to die for. The place was packed but it...More
In Austin for a business meeting, taking a break we went looking for tacos. We found the best tacos I have had in many years. My favorite was the "Trailer Park.. made Trashy Style", though the brisket one was very good also. My friends had...More
I went to the So.Congress restaurant at lunch and it was bustling but not a long wait and plenty of tables. I got the catfish tacos and they were fresh and delicious. I also had the street corn - that I thought would be on...More
Always delicious tacos but we found the corn ones to unravel, be soggy & just not hold up from ordering them online & quickly eating upon pickup. The shrimp & brisket are reliably fantastic but the Republican & Democrat are also great.
Stopped in for late lunch. Really enjoyed the taco with fajita chicken but the taco with shrimp was really, really dry. The cashier that took our order got it mixed up and I noticed that subsequent orders from others sitting around us were also mixed...More
From the chips and salsa to the variety of tacos from a vast menu... This place is in the heart of downtown Austin on Congress Street and the tacos were absolutely delicious. Highly recommended this place!
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