No matter if it’s from a truck, a gas station, or served in a gourmet restaurant, everyone has a singular vision for the perfect taco. Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, The Daily Meal compiled a list of favorites, deeming them The 50 Best Tacos in America. Hot damn, that’s a mighty claim!
The Trailer Park taco from our own Torchy’s Tacos was ranked #4 among taco offerings nationwide. We are both proud and pumped to be among such taco greatness, including several top-notch establishments from our own home state.
(For the purposes of the article, the authors define a taco as “meat or vegetables placed onto a warmed tortilla, with the express purpose of folding it and eating it with one hand.” Sorry, Choco Taco, but you’re out. They also excluded mobile taco trucks, probably due to sheer volume.)
From The Daily Meal:
At Torchy’s, which has locations throughout Texas (centered in Austin, Dallas, and Houston), owner Michael Rypka has created tortilla-bound concoctions that are nothing short of devilish, and made fresh every day. There’s the Brush Fire (Jamaican jerk chicken, grilled jalapeños, and mango), the Dirty Sanchez (scrambled eggs with fried poblano chile, guacamole, escabeche carrots, and shredded cheese) and The Republican (grilled jalapeño sausage with shredded cheese and pico de gallo), but the wildest and most delicious creation on the menu is the Trailer Park, a massive, battered and fried hunk of chicken breast, topped with sautéed green chilies, lettuce, pico de gallo, and shredded mixed cheese on a flour tortilla from El Milagro, topped with poblano sauce. If you prefer to “get it trashy,” they’ll replace the lettuce with cheese sauce. And who needs lettuce when cheese sauce is an option?
Check out the full list HERE.