We generally get a little bit skeptical when nationwide chains come to city, however by and huge we’ve been delighted by a few of our new additions – see Dave’s Scorching Rooster and Maple Road Biscuit Firm, for starters.
Properly, we now have one other newcomer so as to add to the record, and over the course of three visits we’re getting a little bit obsessed already: Torchy’s Tacos.
Torchy’s opened first as a taco truck in Austin, Texas, shortly changing into standard earlier than rising to greater than 100 places all throughout the nation, from Arizona to Oklahoma, Colorado to Florida, North Carolina to now Ohio. Its first Central Ohio retailer opened final fall on Gemini Place at Polaris (within the former Nook Bakery Cafe), they usually’re already engaged on shops on Route 161 in Dublin and Hamilton Street in Gahanna.
We’ve made three separate visits now, attempting one thing a little bit completely different every time, and we’ve shortly turn into followers. Torchy’s menu of “Rattling Good” tacos appears overwhelming at first, however as you get to realize it you’ll see that they provide a dozen-ish tacos (with no choices to construct your individual – you get what they’ve), bowls, a burrito, some child’s choices, chips and queso, drinks.
Fort starters, their salsas are top-notch, starting from roja, tomatillo, poblano, chipotle, avocado, and diablo.
After our go to, we caught some pleasant flack on social media for not ordering the queso. They have been appropriate in calling me out, and it’s now turn into customary to order the Hillbilly Queso, which provides chorizo to their already-rich concoction of inexperienced chiles, avocado, cilantro, cotija cheese, and their fiery diablo sauce.
It’s about nearly as good as queso will get: creamy, savory, with a pleasant oomph from the chiles and the diablo.
Torchy’s tacos all have humorous names like Trailer Park, Mofaux, Tipsy Chick. They’re all size-able and include a aspect of salsa.
We’ve labored our manner by means of a lot of the record and haven’t hit a nasty chunk but. Right here’s the Baja Shrimp and the Inexperienced Chile Pork.
The Mr. Orange with blackened salmon and the Trailer Park with fried hen.
One other have a look at the Baja Shrimp with a number of pickled veggies.
The Fried Avocado.
The Democrat and the Beef Fajita.
And did I point out BREAKFAST TACOS? I additionally was advised that we will’t miss these. Torchy’s contains a half dozen breakfast tacos on the menu, beginning with easy combos with eggs, cheese, and a selection of bacon, chorizo, potatoes, or jalapeno cheddar sausage. However in addition they characteristic three heartier mixtures. Pictured right here is the Wrangler: eggs, potatoes, cheese, brisket on a flour tortilla.
To the correct is the Brushfire that includes zesty jerk hen and mango.
And right here’s the Ranch Hand: eggs, cheese, a barely chewy marinated beef on flour tortilla, served with a aspect of diablo sauce.
We welcome our new taco overlords. Torchy’s is enjoyable, the tacos and queso nice, the service fast and pleasant. It’s a simple win throughout!