Obviously in Texas you get a lot of Tex-Mex and BBQ, but you can certainly get your fair share of tacos as well. You can get them at most Mexican restaurants, and there’s even a chain called Fuzzy’s that serves the classic idea of a taco. If you’re looking for a twist on tacos, you have to go to Torchy’s.
Located right on W Rosedale off I-30 is Torchy’s, the adorable looking devil right in front of you (seriously, that’s their mascot). Luckily there is a parking garage there because it’s almost always a zoo. Word has gotten out just how good Torchy’s is. The building itself is pretty small, it’s always a challenge trying to keep an eye out for a table. It’s completely worth it.
They have classic beef and chicken tacos, but it’s there interesting ones you have to go for. The names are hysterical too, from Trailer Park to Democrat to Republican (which I’d like to add is the cheapest taco on the menu…thanks Texas). The ingredients are all good quality and the combinations are mouth watering. From shrimp to fajitas, carnitas to brisket, fried avocado to fried portobello mushroom, there is something for everyone (including your vegetarian friends). They all come with a sauce too, each taco comes with a recommended one. They usually enhance the flavor and give it even more pizzazz.
I usually try to venture to other menu items when I return to a restaurant, but I get the same thing at Torchy’s because they are that good, always.
The first taco is the Republican. This taco consists of grilled jalapeño sausage, shredded cheese, and pico de gallo. This sausage is ‘damn good’ (that’s the catch phrase of Torchy’s). I would eat that sausage everyday if I could. The smokiness of the sausage just comes through and the jalapeño isn’t overwhelming, it has a good kick to it though.
The next taco I always get is Crossroads. Big surprise here, the main meat is brisket and it’s the best. It also had grilled onions, jalapeños, cilantro, and jack cheese with a slice of avocado on top. Everything compliments each other perfectly: the brisket and jalapeños together, the avocado balancing out all that heat, the cilantro giving it a fresh taste in your mouth. Damn good, like Torchy’s says.
Honestly, you can’t get a bad taco at Torchy’s and you really can’t get a bad taco in Fort Worth. But these are ‘high end’ tacos. The ingredients are good quality, the combinations are innovative and creative, it isn’t even that expensive! Why get a plan taco for a dollar less when you can get Torchy’s? It’ll be worth that extra dollar and you’ll be back the next day. Guaranteed.