Over the weekend, Rambo, Mom and I hit up what is quickly becoming one of my favorite taco shop in the Dallas area: Torchy’s Tacos. The way I described it to Rambo was that they were weird tacos: chicken fried steak and ahi tuna and the like. Torchy’s is a taco shop down in Austin that has just opened up a few stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
First things first, their chips and queso is pretty much amazing. Its green chile queso with guacamole, queso fresco, cilantro and diablo sauce. Mom and I are not big cilantro fans, so we had them leave that off.
So spicy and so yummy!
Not long after we dug into the queso, our tacos were ready. These tacos are a bit bigger and mor filling than others in the metroplex, so 1-2 tacos is all you need. Mom and I like to get one each and go halfsies on them. Rambo got two of his own and devoured them! Mom and I split the independent and the American (which is a taco of the month).
The Independent: Hand-battered and fried portabello mushroom strips with refried black beans, roasted corn, escabeche carrots, queso fresco, cilantro and avocado. Drizzled with Ancho Aioli
This taco was like veggie heaven! There was just enough texture for this to not be a bunch of mush in a tortilla.
The American: Crispy fried chicken with pineapple cole slaw, chopped bacon, jack cheese, cilantro and pico de gallo. Drizzled with creamy Chipotle Ranch
There were so many amazing flavors that just mixed so wonderfully in this taco. the pineapple coleslaw was sweet and a bit weird, but tasted so good with the fried chicken.
Rambo went for the trailer park (trashy, of course) and the brush fire. Trailer Park: Fried chicken, green chilies, lettuce, pico de gallo and cheese on a flour tortilla with Poblano Sauce. “Get it Trashy” – take off the lettuce and add queso. Brush Fire: Jamaican jerk chicken, grilled jalapeños, mango, sour cream & cilantro. Served with Diablo Sauce on a flour tortilla.
I wasn’t able to get any other photos of his tacos because he scarfed them down so quickly.
If you’re wanting tacos, but also wanting a little something different, Torchy’s is exactly what you’re looking for.