This past week took my travels to Austin, Texas. As I had never been to Austin before, I turned to two trusted resources to seek out things to do and places to eat, Foursquare and Twitter. Overwhelmingly, the once common element between the two sources was Torchy’s Tacos. In fact, I even wrote an article about the 10 Places You Shouldn’t Miss in Austin.10 Places You Shouldn’t Miss in Austin
I arrived last Wednesday and headed to my hotel the JW Marriott, which is a wonderful hotel and perfect place to host a convention. After checking in for my conference and attending a few sessions, we had a nice break so I quickly opened my Foursquare app on my Apple Watch to search for the closest Torchy’s Tacos.
Lo and behold, there was a Torchy’s about 1.2 miles away from me in the South Austin Trailer Park and Eatery. With a major head cold kicking in, I thought the walk would help me, so I headed out into the 90 degree weather over the river and through the woods, to Torchy’s Tacos I did go.
It took me about 25 minutes to walk to Torchy’s and by the time I arrived I was standing in the South Austin Trailer Park and Eatery. Seeing many food trucks now in front of me, certainly brought a smile to my faces.
Not knowing which tacos to order, I wanted to try something with a little spice or “kick” to it, to see if that might help my now permanently clogged head. Therefore after a couple of suggestions, I went for the Fried Avocado, the Crossroads and the Brushfire. You can also order your tacos with either flour or corn tortillas, which I always opt for corn tortillas if available.
I had read many good things about the Fried Avocado taco, with refried beans and lettuce, but since I skipped the queso sauce and the fact I couldn’t taste much, I thought the Fried Avocado was slightly bland for my liking. Next time, I shouldn’t skip the queso as I hear that is amazing. I’m also not a fan of tomatoes, so I picked those to the side, but they looked amazing.
I next moved on to the Crossroads brisket taco, with jalapeños, which I can say was most likely the best taco I have ever tasted. The brisket was perfectly prepared and the combination of the jalapeños and onions, this taco was perfect for my congested head. Immediately my sinuses start to open up a bit from the heat of the jalapeños.
The second best taco I have ever tasted in my life was the Brushfire, with its Jamaican jerk chicken. Again, perfectly cooked chicken, with grilled jalapeños, but this was topped with mango. The sweet mango was excellently complemented the hot and fiery chicken and jalapeños.
Before you knew it, a delicious meal was quickly consumed and I knew it was time to head back through the woods and over the river to the JW Marriott.
So take it from me, if you are in Austin, Texas, no doubt check out Torchy’s Tacos. With xxxx locations, you should be able to find a location near you and they can certainly help a stuffy head too.
Torchy’s Tacos has 12 locations, including one in Denver, Colorado. Open times vary by location. You can visit their website here, follow them on Twitter here, like them on Facebook here and even find them on Pinterest here.