We typically get a bit of 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.
Effectively, we’ve one other newcomer so as to add to the checklist, and over the course of three visits we’re getting a bit of obsessed already: Torchy’s Tacos.
Torchy’s opened first as a taco truck in Austin, Texas, rapidly turning into common earlier than rising to greater than 100 areas 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), and so they’re already engaged on shops on Route 161 in Dublin and Hamilton Highway in Gahanna.
We’ve made three separate visits now, attempting one thing a bit of completely different every time, and we’ve rapidly turn out to be 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 had been right in calling me out, and it’s now turn out to be normal 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 pretty much 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 method by means of a lot of the checklist and haven’t hit a foul 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 rooster.
One other take a look at the Baja Shrimp with plenty of pickled veggies.
The Fried Avocado.
The Democrat and the Beef Fajita.
And did I point out BREAKFAST TACOS? I additionally was informed that we are able to’t miss these. Torchy’s includes a half dozen breakfast tacos on the menu, beginning with easy combos with eggs, cheese, and a alternative of bacon, chorizo, potatoes, or jalapeno cheddar sausage. However in addition they function three heartier combos. Pictured right here is the Wrangler: eggs, potatoes, cheese, brisket on a flour tortilla.
To the correct is the Brushfire that includes zesty jerk rooster 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 straightforward win throughout!