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Torchy’s Tacos Fires Up Northshore with New Restaurant

Opening public preview party serves free tacos (and more) to hungry fans

Austin, Texas – Nov. 26, 2018 – After much anticipation, Torchy’s Tacos, the popular Austin-based taco chain, is set to open its first downtown Austin location on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. The new location will be serving up Damn Good Tacos on the ground floor of the Northshore building at 110 San Antonio Street, Unit #120, Austin, TX 78701. Torchy’s Tacos Junkies can get their fix by visiting the new location to enjoy Torchy’s award-winning menu featuring unique tacos, coveted queso and refreshing margaritas.

The night before the official opening, on Monday, Dec. 10, the Torchy’s team will host a public preview party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Taco enthusiasts who attend the public preview party will be showered with free tacos, drinks, entertainment and a Damn Good time. Early arrival is recommended to ensure admittance. Visit the Facebook event page for updates on the public preview party.

Free taco money is up for grabs on opening day to one lucky raffle winner who visits the new Northshore location when it opens for business on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Fans can expect to experience Torchy’s untraditional, bold menu offerings including signature tacos like Trailer Park, Baja Shrimp and Fried Avocado. Make any taco “trashy” (covered in Torchy’s award winning Green Chile Queso) for a truly Torchy’s kick.

Launched from a food truck in Austin in 2006, Torchy’s Tacos has grown from a local favorite to a taco staple throughout the Southwestern United States. Today, the brand has over 60 locations in Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado with additional expansion planned in 2019 and beyond.

“Our fans have been begging for a downtown Torchy’s, and we finally get to oblige with the highly anticipated opening at Northshore, making tacos more convenient for downtown residents, commuters and tourists checking out our beautiful city,” said G.J. Hart, CEO of Torchy’s Tacos. “As we look to find new markets for our Damn Good tacos, our roots remain in Austin – a place where each new location is an opportunity to continue to share our tacos with the city we love.”

In addition to being passionate about delivering a wonderful food experience, Torchy’s is passionate about giving back to the communities where it does business. Each month a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each Taco of the Month are donated to Torchy’s charitable partners – MD Anderson Cancer Center, Make-A-Wish and Phoenix House. The December Taco of the Month is a delicious twist on a traditional Al Pastor taco. Coined The Preacher, this worship-worthy Taco of the Month includes marinated and grilled Berkshire pork with freshly grilled pineapple and onion, served with Avocado Sauce and cilantro on a corn tortilla.


About Torchy’s Tacos:

The Torchy’s Tacos story began over a decade ago in Austin, Texas, when a man with a dream bought a food trailer and a vibrant red Vespa. Mike Rypka, founder of Torchy’s Tacos, built a menu out of experimental tacos that were coined by fans as “damn good.” Today, Torchy’s Tacos has over 60 locations across Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado that are committed to serving responsibly sourced, high-quality ingredients from around the world that are treated with care in every Torchy’s kitchen. By living the Damn Good mantra, Torchy’s Tacos is always innovating to deliver the most unique tacos, coveted queso and refreshing margaritas in the taco game, including the Taco of the Month, an untraditional taco offering that keeps taco junkies coming back for more.  Visit and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information on Torchy’s Tacos.