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1311 S. First St.
Austin , TX , United States http://www.torchystacos.com
(512) 366-0537

After 20 years of cooking in restaurants with acclaimed chefs like Norman Van Aken, Michael Rypka struck out on his own in 2006 with Torchy’s Tacos, a silver food truck parked near Bouldin Creek. His menu of amped-up street food shows his love for the deep fryer: fried avocado tacos, fried chicken tacos, Baja fried-shrimp tacos with cabbage slaw and chipotle sauce. That insanely popular food truck has spawned 10 brick-and-mortar spots across Austin, Houston and Dallas. The grooviest location is still the original, now stationed in a trailer park with other mobile food operations, umbrella-covered picnic tables and fire pits.

Last updated 2013-01-10 14:38:02 UTC
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