Torchy’s Tacos is a famous Austin institution, and I heard that their
South 1st location was best, so I chose to swing by with my partner
on Saturday. The lines weren’t that bad, but service was not immediate.
He ordered the “Trailer Park- extra trashy,” which meant they removed the
lettuce and added queso to the fried chicken taco. He was extremely pleased.
I ordered the “Mr. Orange,” and a side of chips and salsa. The chips and salsa cost about as much as the taco, but I admit that the salsa was pretty darn good.
The mixture of blackened salmon, black beans, corn, and a drizzle of avocado sauce made it out of this world, and I’m not even that much of a taco fan.
We brought in our own bottle of bubbly to make mimosas with.
I’m not sure if that’s frowned upon or not, but no one said a word.
I wandered to the back and was relieved to find comfortable seating, abandoned game tables,
a lovely view of the creek, and (surprisingly) indoor plumbing.
With prices ranging from $3.50-$4.75 and quality that can’t be denied,
I highly recommend discreetly bringing some beer and having tacos at Torchy’s right now!