Torchy’s Tacos – Austin, TX

The next day in Austin we were on a mission to get mexican food! Don’t ask me why, since Southern California is pretty much the mecca for mexican food but we heard of the Tex-Mex fare and wanted to try it. Our friends recommended Torchy’s Tacos (come on, they have a FRIED AVOCADO taco and a DIRTY SANCHEZ taco on the menu, why wouldn’t we want to go?) Torchy’s Tacos was a colorful place that had an adorable outdoor seating area. Granted, it was about 93 degrees that day and HUMID so it wasn’t the most comfortable (and our friend was pregnant, she’s a good sport!), but the food made up for the ultra hot weather 🙂

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I ordered the Baja Shrimp Taco, which was hand battered shrimp fried with cooked cabbage slaw, topped with pickled onions & jalapenos, queso fresco, cilantro and a lime wedge. I got mine served on a corn tortilla with creamy chipotle sauce and added avocado. And, no, I didn’t get the fried avocado taco 😦 I think I was still full from the meal before and just couldn’t stomach more than one taco. Plus I was craving shrimp so the Baja taco it was!

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Chris obviously had a larger appetite so he got “The Democrat”, shredded beef barbacoa and onions topped off with fresh avocado, queso fresco, cilantro and a lime wedge served on a corn tortilla with our green salsa.He also got “The Green Chili Pork Taco”, which was slow roasted pork carnitas simmered with green chilies and topped off with queso fresco, cilantro, onions, and a lime wedge served on a corn tortilla with green salsa.

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