During my travels, I refuse to eat at a chain restaurant. Why would I eat somewhere that is found everywhere, when I can discover delicious dishes that only locals in an area know about ? I will make an exception when a restaurant is so successful that it has opened several locations in that same city. Torchy’s is one of these exceptions. When visiting Torchy’s, I had to check out their South Austin Trailer park location. I had heard about the food trailers in Austin and this would be a great place to start!
Torchy’s serves what they call “Damn Good Tacos”. After my experience there I would have to agree. Damn good is really the best way to describe them. My only problem was there were so many choices and I knew my stomach would only be able to handle two.
I decided to go with Fried Avocado and something called a Trailer Park.
I had tried fried Avocado once before ( it was when I lived in California at the California Avocado Festival), so in my mind Torchy’s had a lot to live up to.
Well, they did.
If you have never had fried avocado before, then you are missing out. Crunchy golden brown coating encasing a warm creamy avocado inside, what is not to like? Combine this with vegetarian refried beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, cheese on a corn tortilla and topped with poblano ranch sauce and you have a winning combination that is impossible to put down.
I figured since I was dining in a trailer park, it was only fitting to choose the Trailer Park Taco as my next decision. What is the Trailer Park you ask?
It is a flour tortilla holding fried chicken, green chillies, pico de gallo, cheese, and poblano ranch. It normally includes lettuce on top, but I went “Trashy” and substituted the lettuce for queso! Delicious!
If the pictures have not spoken for themselves, an additional reason to like Torchy’s is that they get all of their ingredients from local Texas vendors (with the exception of green chillies from New Mexico). I am a big supporter of restaurants trying to buy locally. If you are in Austin, you must check out one of Torchy’s locations. If it is a nice day out, you can not go wrong with the picnic tables at the trailer park.