A long time ago, in the bustling town of Austin, Texas, a man named Mike Rypka bought a food trailer and a red Vespa. His dream? To start a taco joint. Like all great chefs, he filled his first menu with more experiments than meals — and thanks to some trips around town on his Vespa, and overheard iterations of "Damn, these tacos are good!" at the food trailer, it was declared a hit.
The rest is history. Well, history in-the-making.
MAKING IT BIG
With countless tacos eaten, over 60 locations opened, and thousands of Taco Junkies added to the Torchy’s family, some things have certainly changed, but the dedication to making high-quality, cooked-to-order, Damn Good tacos remains the same.
Though each Torchy's location has its own unique and different design, the commitment to top-notch ingredients is found in all our kitchens. To serve up the best of the best, we focus on developing partnerships around the world to responsibly source the finest ingredients. We believe in our fine partners, their missions, and putting our best food forward together.
In living by our Damn Good mantra, we’re constantly innovating to ensure we’re delivering the tastiest tacos, queso, and margaritas in the game. Our Taco of the Month promotions allow us to provide unique tacos to all our Taco Junkies year 'round. We also pride ourselves by hiring Damn Good people who develop one-of-a-kind partnerships in each community we serve.