Torchy's Tacos Austin's Religion
Taco places in Austin are like churches in the Bible Belt; they're everywhere, all seemingly similar and people are fanatical about what goes on inside. Not that Sunday church service can ever compare to a delicious tasty taco when you're hankering for one. Especially from Torchy's Tacos, the reigning king of the Austin taco scene.
We arrived at the Torchy's on Guadalupe Street, just north of the University of Texas campus around lunch time. There was already a line of people out the door, waiting patiently for a heavenly, tortilla-wrapped meal. While I'm not a fan of waiting in line, I know that a long line for food usually means it's well worth the wait.
After spending nearly half and hour slowly but steadily inching our way towards the counter, our appetites going from hungry to ravenous, it was finally our turn to order.
Two migas tacos (scrambled eggs, crispy tortilla chips, green chiles, avocado, pico and cheese) were a must, a chorizo, egg and cheese breakfast taco (because you can only get breakfast tacos in Texas and they are the shit) and a Trashy Trailer Park (fried chicken, green chiles, queso, pico and cheese). Oh yeah, that's right.
After what seemed like forever, our tacos were up and we found ourselves a table outside in the hot Texas sun. The tacos were superb; fillings sloppily overflowed and salsa was flavorful and not overly spicy. Balanced, satisfying and the absolute perfect Austin meal.