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When did Torchy’s start?

We fired up our original taco trailer in 2006.


Is Torchy’s a franchise?

Hell no! All Torchy’s hot spots are owned an operated by the founder, Mike Rypka, and his esteemed partners, Fonz, Jay, Farrell, and Rebecca.

Will you ever franchise?

As they say “never say never.”


Are you ever gonna put a Torchy’s in my neck of the woods?

Ya’ never know when the fire’s gonna spread your way. Click on the map to the right & submit your dream location to the taco gods.

What’s with the devil theme – Are you guys devil worshipers?

No way in Hades!  We may be a little devilish at times, but that’s just because we like things hot, edgy, and full of spice!  For full disclosure, we do not provide support for any religious groups or organizations for religious purposes.

Why “Damn Good”?

We like things trashy, but in this instance, talk is not cheap.  Our slogan was created by the thing that we love most – our customers.  “Damn Good” is an homage to the rallying cry hollered outside of our first mobile food truck on the streets of Austin, TX in 2006.  We’re not lacking class, we’re just honoring a legacy.

Why do you have a taco called the “Dirty Sanchez?” Don’t you know what that is!?

Get your mind out of the gutter!  The Sanchez, just like our Monk Special, was named during humble beginnings and after true happenings.

Here’s the story:

When bad reps get around, boy do they stick.  So the story is with the Dirty Sanchez, named after Jose “Dirty” Sanchez himself.  To some, he was a bit of a grimy, trouble-makin’  fella, but to others, he was the king of breakfast cookin’.   The Sanchez was his masterpiece- a heavyweight contender that combined lunch with breakfast taste.  Nevertheless, the best scrambled eggs in town were never enough to offset Dirty’s filthy, scheming behavior.  And so, the Dirty Sanchez will live on as a testament to the best- and the worst- of Senor Jose Sanchez.



Where can I find out more about your food quality and sourcing?

We’re committed to serving great food, and only great food. Learn more about our regional and responsible sourcing partners HERE.

Where can I find Nutrition Facts for your menu items?

Nutritional information for our Damn Good tacos can be viewed or downloaded HERE.

Does Torchy’s use MSG?

The only Torchy’s items that contain MSG are the Poblano Ranch and Chipotle Ranch.

Does Torchy’s use any unpasteurized ingredients?

-The Green Chile Queso is pasteurized*. (ladies, your pregnancy-induced cheese-craving is safe) *NOTE, this menu item must be ordered WITHOUT Cotija cheese, an unpastuerized cheese used as a garnish. Those with concerns should be certain to request that ALL menu items are void of this topping.

-The buttermilk used in our Chipotle Ranch and Poblano Ranch is NOT pasteurized, therefore these sauces must be avoided by those with concerns.

-Our eggs are unpasteurized, but are cooked in all cases.

Do you have any dairy-free options?

While there are no vegan or dairy-free tacos on our menu, you can always customize your taco love. Here is a handy list of protips to help you build your baby.

-Vegan-friendly ingredients: pickled onions, black beans**, guacamole**, cabbage fresca, pico de gallo, escabeche carrots, lettuce, fresh avocado. Feel free to mix it up!

-Vegan Sauces: Avocado, Diablo, Roja, Verde.

-Always ask for corn tortillas (request no margarine on the grill), or order it ‘in a bowl’.

-Fried items contain dairy

** when ordered as an 8oz side, request “no garnish”

Do you serve breakfast all day? Can I get Green Chile Queso at 7am?

Hell yes! Full menu available all. damn. day.

Do you have any gluten-free items?

Ya’ can absolutely gluten-free your taco love. Click HERE.

Are you ever going to bring back my favorite taco?

Anything’s possible – some of our most popular menu items began as monthly specials. Submit your taco lovin’ suggestions HERE!


Can I have your food or taco truck at my event?

You bet your Brushfire you can!  Provide your info here and our events team will reach out.  In the meantime, be sure keep up with the mischief on Twitter, @TorchysTruck.

Do you offer pricing for large orders?

To pick-up and set-up your own spread of Damn Good tacos, please see our Large Order Menu for bulk pricing, and place your order directly with a manager at the location of your choice.

Do you have private dining space?

If you’re hoping to host an event in the Austin-area, we may have just the site for you! The Garage at the South Austin Trailer Park & Eatery is a B.Y.O.B. event venue perfectly seated and wired for your next Corporate Meeting, Wedding Rehearsal, Cat’s Birthday, or Summer Solstice Swing! Click HERE for a menu & rental rates, and contact [email protected] for further information.

Community Involvement

Will Torchy’s donate to my organization/sponsor my event?

We’re thankful for  the opportunity to give back. We’d give to everyone if we could, but we focus our assistance in areas where our company founders are especially passionate, and as such we’re proud to partner with MDAnderson Cancer Research Center, Phoenix House, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help their efforts make a difference.

To request an in-kind donation, please reach out using our Contact Form.  Due to the volume of requests we receive, we are unable to honor every one.  If your request is approved, we will contact you soon. Thank you! More about Torchy’s Tacos giving practices here.


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