Best Taco Spots

First it was burgers. Then pizza. Now, American chefs are obsessed with tacos, perfecting classics and even creating Asian versions. F...
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Austin, Houston and Dallas: Torchy's Tacos

After 20 plus years cooking in restaurants with acclaimed chefs like Norman Van Aken, chef Michael Rypka struck out with Torchy’s Tacos in a silver truck in Austin in 2006. His menu of amped-up street food shows an affinity for the deep fryer and irreverent indulgence: The Trailer Park taco, for instance, comes with fried chicken and green chiles, and the option to order it “trashy” style subs lettuce for creamy queso. That insanely popular first spot has since spawned nearly 30 locations across Texas.

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