Highlights from Houston: Torchy's Tacos

(posted by Emily) 

Our Saturday adventure continued to The Village near Rice University. We decided a snack was in order, and Rick was tasked with making the final decision about where to eat. After seeing the line outside Torchy's, we figured we had to try it. 



We didn't have to wait long, despite the fact that Torchy's is the very "in" place to eat right now. We spent our time in line perusing the menu, and noting the simple deletions we'd have to make to our chosen tacos to make them vegan-friendly. 


pensive?
All of the tacos on the menu look delicious--I was particularly intrigued by the idea of the Crossroads taco (beef brisket and caramelized onions), and found the menu to be very creative. If I still ate meat, it would have been really hard to choose between all of the options! The vegetarian choices were great, too!



We started with guac and chips: 




Rick ordered a Fried Avocado taco (HAND-BATTERED FRESH AVOCADOS FRIED AND SERVED WITH VEGETARIAN REFRIED BEANS, TOPPED WITH PICO, LETTUCE & CHEESE. SERVED WITH POBLANO SAUCE ON A CORN TORTILLA) and The Independent (HAND-BATTERED AND FRIED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM STRIPS WITH REFRIED BLACK BEANS, ROASTED CORN, ESCABECHE CARROTS, QUESO FRESCO, CILANTRO AND AVOCADO. DRIZZLED WITH ANCHO AIOLI ON A FLOUR TORTILLA). We asked for no cheese, no aioli, and changed up which sauce came on the side. 


fried avocado on the top and the independent on the bottom
Since I am not much of a mushroom gal (the texture of cooked mushrooms skeeves me out, but I love them raw), I had two Fried Avocado tacos. 



Overall, we really enjoyed eating at Torchy's. In Rick's words, "it was amazing!" Thanks to CJ and Brian for taking us to check it out!

--E&R

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