Torchy's Tacos (Closed)

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 6 ratings

5921 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX 75230

(972) 720-9200
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    5 ratingMarch 14, 2016

    They have a GF menu with lots of options!

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    5 ratingMay 04, 2014

    best tacos and they have a separate gf menu.

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    2 ratingMarch 07, 2014

    The food is nice and greasy for when you have that craving...but I also feel a little sick after I eat here. Although, the quality of the food can definitely be a factor, I always feel semi glutened, so I'm suspicious about cross contamination.

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    5 ratingJuly 25, 2013

    Great queso that is GF, lots of options!!

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    4 ratingNovember 25, 2012

    Great tacos! Gluten free list of foods makes it easier to make informed choices. Queso is to die for, and gluten free unlike a lot of other restaurant queso.

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    1 ratingApril 21, 2012

    Not much selection, have to build your meal based on a list of separate ingredients. Place was dirty when I went. The table had a broken leg and almost threw my food when set it down. Food was very mediocre and just not worth the risk of cc.

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    5 ratingSeptember 07, 2016

    2150 East Palm Valley Boulevard #100, Round Rock, TX 78664

    Good selection and was asked if gf was due to allergy or preference. When I said allergy he noted that on the ticket as well as went back to the kitchen to advise them to change gloves.

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    4 ratingSeptember 03, 2016

    2801 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

    The chips aren't GF, even if they say it's OK, they are NOT safe for celiac (no dedicated fryer). Other than the chips, you can order a lot and not get sick, you just need to check with the manager. Some of the UT students who work here are clueless about celiac disease (nice kids, just not trained). If you do have celiac disease, the manager will help you to figure out what you can eat, and will be knowledgeable. They also take precautions for cross contamination if they know you are allergic, and not just a lifestyle GF person. My wife has hyper-sensitive celiac disease, so Torchy's made her nervous the first time. After two times back, she's never been glutened or sick. I give four stars because even though they are celiac able, a lack of GF menus and staff training makes it unfriendly to persons with the disease.

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    5 ratingSeptember 03, 2016

    4301 W William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78749

    Very good for celiac, but no dedicated fryer (stay away from chips and fried anything). Wife has celiac disease, and has no problem eating here. Great food.

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    5 ratingSeptember 01, 2016

    928 Northton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104

    Love love love Torchey's!!! We eat here all the time and I have never once gotten sick! Most everything can be made gluten free and their margaritas are so good!

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    2 ratingAugust 20, 2016

    10123 Louetta Rd #1400, Houston, TX 77070

    While the food was delicious, as a person with Celiac disease, this was not a good place for me. They do have a gluten-free menu but don't have a designated GF food prep area and apparently my food was exposed to gluten somewhere in the process. I would recommend being very careful ordering here if you need to be absolutely sure to eat gluten free.

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    5 ratingAugust 20, 2016

    300 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080

    great place to eat. founded in Austin, this business knows gf. pricey, and your are only buying one taco per price on the menu. but Soooooo good!

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    5 ratingAugust 12, 2016

    8505 E Arapahoe Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80112

    Excellent tacos at a decent price. Most of their menu items are GF. Let the staff know you're GF and they will mark it in your order.

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    4 ratingAugust 08, 2016

    801 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76706

    Really tasty tacos and chips and queso and they have gf menu online, but I was mildly sick after both times I ate there, so there must have been cross contamination but it was mild. I've had way worse reactions from restaurants, this just made my stomach a little upset for about an hour. I'm very sensitive though, so if you're less sensitive you'll probably be totally fine. Friendly staff, great margs, and the food was really good.

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    5 ratingAugust 07, 2016

    300 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080

    Great GF menu and a gluten free brownie (from an Austin bakery) available. Eastcider on tap at this location!! Never gotten sick. Love Torchy's.

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    2 ratingJuly 16, 2016

    301 North Guadalupe Street, San Marcos, TX 78666

    I have celiac and I got sick. Lots of cross contamination going on here

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2016

    1008 W McDermott Dr, Allen, TX 75013

    Torchy's is our favorite taco place regardless of the GF. We have eaten here and at other locations and my son has not had any allergic reactions.

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    5 ratingJune 14, 2016

    801 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76706

    Ate here for the first time. Very tasty & fresh food. They use corn tortillas, see the online GF menu for options. Little too spicy for my tastes but it was very good. Enjoyed the chips & queso, crossroads was very good & the democrat was ok. Will be going back!

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    1 ratingJune 07, 2016

    301 North Guadalupe Street, San Marcos, TX 78666

    I had the mahi taco and was not a fan. Fish was tough and too salty. It also was lukewarm. Very disappointed.

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    5 ratingJune 04, 2016

    1037 Texas Avenue South, College Station, TX 77840

    I am GF and DF. They have a GF menu and very knowledgeable staff. I highly recommend this place!!

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    1 ratingMay 17, 2016

    15810 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478

    We were so excited to give this place a try. When asked about the fryer, I was told they couldn't confirm it was dedicated for chips. Didn't feel comfortable eating there.

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    1 ratingMay 05, 2016

    11521 Ranch Road 620 N #1000, Austin, TX 78726

    Celiacs beware! Sorry celiacs, Torchy's in NOT gluten free. After eating there several times and the managers saying their food is GF, one manager said absolutely not. I spoke with the VP of operations, and over an hour with their culinary chef in charge of the menu. They cook GF ingredients on the same flat top grill as gluten containing products. They cook chips in the same dryers as flour products. Kitchen designs are too small for seperate prep and dedicated cooking surfaces and fryers. I recommended they change their menu to say gliuten friendly; not gluten free - TBD. Will not eat here until they resolve these issues. Too bad; food is amazing!

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    5 ratingApril 22, 2016

    2150 East Palm Valley Boulevard #100, Round Rock, TX 78664

    Delicious food and lots of GF options. Staff is well-versed and can help you make safe choices, modifications where needed.

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    5 ratingMarch 28, 2016

    301 North Guadalupe Street, San Marcos, TX 78666

    Ask for the GF menu from the cashier and be pleasantly surprised by the many choices. My son has Celiac and will projectile vomit if there is cross contamination. We all had chips and guacamole (excellent), he had the GF green chile pork taco and I had the GF Independent taco (veggie). Everything tasted very fresh. The entire family enjoyed it!

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    5 ratingMarch 18, 2016

    801 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76706

    Very good about gluten free, the server that took my order even said they would change gloves. Awesome!

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    1 ratingMarch 08, 2016

    23501 CINCO RANCH BLVD, SUITE N100, KATY, TX 77494, Cinco Ranch, TX 77494

    server had to take food back to kitchen as they had not followed allergy instructions plus it was just not that great would not eat there again

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    5 ratingFebruary 25, 2016

    4211 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759

    Torchy's has amazing food and is very celiac friendly. Mention you need your order gluten free and the manager on duty will follow your food and make sure the employees change their gloves.

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    4 ratingFebruary 22, 2016

    1008 W McDermott Dr, Allen, TX 75013

    We ate at torchy and had a reaction. Went back and was told the tacos we ordered before (beef) we not GF because of the marinade. We ordered the pork and chicken and did just fine. Very tasty, filled with meat, and more authentic than fast food.

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    4 ratingFebruary 22, 2016

    3562 Soncy Road #101, Amarillo, TX 79119

    yay! the food was delicious. i have gotten glutenized by tacos on 2 occasions here. you just have to stay on top of the staff. they battere fried my portobellos when they shouldn't have. still worth the visit. the queso is amazing.

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    3 ratingJanuary 30, 2016

    23501 CINCO RANCH BLVD, SUITE N100, KATY, TX 77494, Cinco Ranch, TX 77494

    If you are celiac or very sensitive to gluten, do not eat the chips and salsa! The corn chips are fried in a fryer that is NOT a dedicated gluten free fryer.

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    5 ratingJanuary 23, 2016

    1037 Texas Avenue South, College Station, TX 77840

    The food was amazing and manager went out of her way to make sure that my food is gluten-free!! Awesome!!

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    5 ratingJanuary 22, 2016

    801 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76706

    They have a gluten free menu online which is very helpful. Most everything can be made gluten free, usually it's just a corn tortilla instead of flour. The tacos and street corn are very delicious!

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    4 ratingDecember 28, 2015

    801 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76706

    Came from Nebraska and was nervous about traveling and food allergies. The staff took the time to make sure our visit here was the best. My husband says he wishes he would have ordered 2 wranglers instead of just one! Thanks Torchys for making our vacation a little more relaxing. If you have a dairy problem make sure you order your breakfast taco without eggs.

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    5 ratingDecember 25, 2015

    801 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76706

    They made a lot of changes regarding their gluten free choices to the point of putting gluten free/ food allergy alerts on the tickets/ receipts when ordering. In the past the cashiers were clueless even if you ordered off the special lamented gluten free menu which caused problems when your order came out unsafe (and you find out why after eating). Still there mobile app is gluten friendly even before that got updated. I would call in my an order specifically mention it needed to be gluten free and always got help or a callback when something could not be such as their monthly taco of the month. This is why I will keep going back to this Torchy's.

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    5 ratingDecember 19, 2015

    10123 Louetta Rd #1400, Houston, TX 77070

    I've heard a lot of hype about this restaurant, I found it to be ok. I ordered the green chili carnitas taco which came loaded with meat, the flavors were good. I also ordered the sauce dip with tortilla chips which I later found out I couldn't eat since the tortilla chips shared a fryer. Thankfully I was made aware of this after ordering, it shouldn't be on the gf menu to begin with, the Angry Orchard hard cider made everything ok again. Other than that, the service was good, atmosphere was welcoming.

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    5 ratingDecember 12, 2015

    4211 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759

    Many tasty GF tacos with its own GF menu. Staff are always friendly. These are made-to-order so it's not a quick in and out, but worth the extra 5-10 minutes. Only problem is sometimes our orders have been wrong, so check your bag before you leave. Also keep in mind their chips are not Celiac safe.

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    3 ratingNovember 26, 2015

    1311 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

    A few good taco options in a pinch. Chips are marked gf but are fried with gluten containing items. The manager can tell you what is safe and what isn't.

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    1 ratingOctober 22, 2015

    1037 Texas Avenue South, College Station, TX 77840

    Being gluten and dairy free reduced the grande burrito to a small handful of food. The counter person did not offer a GF menu. The person on the floor asking how things were simply answered, that's what left when you take items off. I don't prefer to pay $8 for 'dinner' only to have to go home and eat again.

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    5 ratingOctober 18, 2015

    928 Northton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104

    Love their gluten free options! Delicious place to eat!

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    3 ratingOctober 09, 2015

    999 East Basse Road, San Antonio, TX 78209

    Not celiac friendly. Menu clearly marks gluten free but kitchen space must be shared.

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    4 ratingOctober 01, 2015

    999 East Basse Road, San Antonio, TX 78209

    AMAZING tacos and very affordable! Homemade corn tortillas are delicious. You do have to watch the sauces they give you because they are not all GF.

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    2 ratingSeptember 19, 2015

    1037 Texas Avenue South, College Station, TX 77840

    This place made me very sick once out of the five or so times I ate there. I wouldn't suggest it to anyone with Celiac's!!

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    1 ratingSeptember 07, 2015

    999 East Basse Road, San Antonio, TX 78209

    Please be extremely careful!! The gluten free menu items have the same names as regular menu items and when I ordered, they gave me the battered fried items even though I specified gluten free and asked directly if they needed any modifications to make them gluten free. I called to confirm that the fried avocado and Baja shrimp definitely have wheat in the batter- unfortunately after I had tried them. Bad bad fail at a gluten free menu!

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    4 ratingSeptember 04, 2015

    11521 Ranch Road 620 N #1000, Austin, TX 78726

    Great food. Ate many times and no gluten. Use the GF menu and follow the directions. That means do not order "gluten free..." Order "taco with out ... And with ..." Just as the GF menu says.

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    5 ratingAugust 08, 2015

    1311 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

    Great gluten free menu. Love the Mr. Pink on corn.

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    5 ratingJune 27, 2015

    15810 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478

    Celiac Friendly. Lots of choices. Chips fried separately. Yummy!

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    5 ratingJune 07, 2015

    14760 Preston Rd #124, Dallas, TX 75254

    Always a good experience. Knowledgeable staff who take necessary precautions for allergy and sensitivity. Slogan says it all, "Damn good Tacos".

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    5 ratingJune 03, 2015

    10123 Louetta Rd #1400, Houston, TX 77070

    Best Tacos Ever! So many choices! Love this place!

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    5 ratingMay 03, 2015

    4301 W William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78749

    Several gluten free options available and they have a gluten free menu upon request. Best tacos around!

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    5 ratingApril 18, 2015

    1037 Texas Avenue South, College Station, TX 77840

    Gluten sensitive menu at the counter, great food, and GF hard cider if you want an alcoholic drink with your tacos. Always busy!

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    5 ratingApril 15, 2015

    301 North Guadalupe Street, San Marcos, TX 78666

    Sooooo yummy! I love that they have an entire gluten free menu--and soft corn tortillas! The breakfast tacos are my fave.

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    5 ratingApril 10, 2015

    301 North Guadalupe Street, San Marcos, TX 78666

    Ask for GF Menu kept by register. Food was great. Margaritas were awesome ;)

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    5 ratingMarch 31, 2015

    3562 Soncy Road #101, Amarillo, TX 79119

    Gluten free menu with many options. I was a little more limited due to dairy intolerance as well but most everything was easily converted dairy free by removing the cheese. I had the brisket tacos and they were very good.

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    5 ratingMarch 13, 2015

    1311 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

    Super cheap, delicious & most important - they actually know what gluten is and take great efforts to make sure there is no cross contamination.

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    4 ratingMarch 01, 2015

    999 East Basse Road, San Antonio, TX 78209

    Love their chips and guacamole or queso! So good. Lots of options, including tacos.They also have some packed gf brownies by the cashier.

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    4 ratingFebruary 26, 2015

    4301 W William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78749

    Several gluten free options and the tacos are incredible. There is a chance for cross-contamination, however.


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