Torchy's Tacos

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 8 ratings

1311 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

(512) 366-0537
40% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    3 ratingNovember 26, 2015

    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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    5 ratingAugust 08, 2015

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

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    5 ratingMarch 13, 2015

    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 ratingDecember 16, 2014

    Delicious tacos! If you get the tacos with fish, ask them to not flour the fish before they cook it and that will make it gluten free. Their chips are gluten free, but not all of their salsas. The guy who took our order was very knowledgeable about what was and wasn't gluten free.

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    1 ratingDecember 04, 2014

    Horrible gf options. All of their chicken and beef is braised with beer. I got sick after eating here because the waiter said the chicken was gf. Called back the next day to find out it was not.

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    3 ratingSeptember 07, 2012

    Gf menu is just a list of ingredients. difficult to order off the menu. my food ended up making me sick. loved this place before I was diagnosed.

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    5 ratingJune 06, 2012

    GF menu (at least at the location on 1st street). Haven't checked the trailer location

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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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    5 ratingMarch 14, 2016

    5921 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX 75230

    They have a GF menu with lots of options!

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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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    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 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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    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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    4 ratingFebruary 24, 2015

    928 Northton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104

    Love their breakfast tacos!

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    5 ratingJanuary 18, 2015

    350 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008

    Arrived at 1 on a Saturday and the place was understandably packed. After waiting for about 15/20 minutes in line I ordered two tacos (the democrat and the pulled pork) and a side of the sweet corn and chips. These were, hands down, the best tacos I have ever had. My order was labeled on the receipt as gluten free with an allergy stamp in big capitals and someone hand delivered it back to the kitchen with an explanation instead of just ringing through the computer. The fountain drinks were by Maine Root and delicious. The atmosphere was fun and loud but very clean. The tacos were incredible. I'll be back soon.

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    5 ratingJanuary 18, 2015

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

    They have a whole laminated GF menu if you ask for it, lots of options on corn tortillas, and side of corn and chips & salsa, and even a great GF brownie! Nice to take the whole family and everyone can eat tasty food.

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    5 ratingJanuary 17, 2015

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

    Celiac friendly but thought my tacos weren't all that great. My brother loves this place. I'd go back, though.

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    5 ratingDecember 20, 2014

    350 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008

    Amazing food, atmosphere, and staff at all of their locations. Their gluten free menu is extensive. Their queso is delicious and I've had almost all of the gluten free tacos and I havent been disappointed! My two favorites are the one with the mushroom, and the one with the barbacoa. Just so you know, the one with the mushroom, and the one with the avocado, have the mushroom and avocado covered in cornmeal. It freaked me out when I got it, but then saw it was just cornmeal so it's safe to eat, and it was nice to have some change like that!

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    5 ratingDecember 01, 2014

    10123 Louetta Rd #1400, Houston, TX 77070

    Love the tacos here. We have our own menu too, which makes ordering easy! Delicious!

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    5 ratingOctober 27, 2014

    2801 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

    Best tacos ever!!

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    5 ratingSeptember 29, 2014

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

    Yummy lots of options. Celiac friendly!

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    3 ratingSeptember 26, 2014

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

    Gluten free menu including tacos and brownies. They did 'forget' to provide the gluten free version once, but generally it has been decent.

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    1 ratingSeptember 01, 2014

    350 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008

    It REALY, REALLY, REALLY (did I say really) saddens me to write this review, this place is very cool, the staff durning my visit was extremely friendly and the food tasted wonderful.... BUT, if you have Celiac with sensitivity to cross contamination then Torchy's isn't for you unfortunately. It's really sad that there are so few places such as this business that cannot provide safe options for people with Celiac without causing serious negative health side effects. If you're gluten free because of a lifestyle choice then this is a wonderful option. Sorry for the negative review, I was truly hopeful.

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    4 ratingAugust 29, 2014

    9440 Garland Road #234, Dallas, TX 75218

    GF menu. Great food.

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    5 ratingAugust 09, 2014

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

    Lots of options!!! So fresh and affordable also.

Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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