This is the greatest taco place on the planet and it’s in Austin, TX. My friend, Michael Rypka, left his fancy executive chef job to chase his dreams. He soon found them in Austin, TX with a newly acquired food trailer and a red Vespa scooter. And in 2006, Mike opened Torchy’s Tacos on Bouldin Creek at South 1st.
Watching cars drive by, Mike realized he had bet his life savings on green chili pork and fajitas mixed with his own desire for some great street food. With no customers in sight, Mike hopped on his scooter and handed out free chips and his award-winning salsa to personally invite everyone to stop by the trailer for some tacos. It worked.
His first menu was filled more with experiments than meals, but today, Mike has 30 stores or so. My favorite is still the Fried Avocado Taco. Think of it as a vegetarian donut in a taco! It’s freakin’ delicious!
Four paws up for my first food review, Torchy’s Tacos has been Bella Approved!