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5451 N Interstate 35Austin, TX 78723
I enjoy the sushi and and Mongolian barbecue. The last time I was there, the male server, who was obviously gay, kept calling me "Boss" and was real touchy feely. My girlfriend and my daughter thought this hilarious the way he was so attentive. But great service nonetheless!
2300 Lohmans Spur Ste 140Lakeway, TX 78734
Bought an outdoor set of 4 swivel rockers, a love seat glider, a coffee table, and 4 end tables. Quality is light years beyond other outdoor furniture that I've bought at Lowes, Sams Club, etc. I was looking for a high end outdoor patio set. At the places you would normally find this quality …
4707 Burnet RdAustin, TX 78756
The Pit is a low-ceiling smoky affair. Perfect for authentic barbeque --- excellent brisket and sausage. Great sauce. Good sides ? potato salad and beans. You are offered a choice of white bread or wheat bread. Even if you are a ?granola chomper? (I am), barbeque is best with out-of-the bag …
13376 N Highway 183 Ste 400Austin, TX 78750
Every time we come here, they have amazing service. As soon as you enter the restaurant you can tell it's going to be a traditional heart warming experience filled with delicious food, a warm ambiance and savory dishes. We've been back here over and over and over again and I will continue to b…
2401 Lake Austin BlvdAustin, TX 78703
I scheduled reservation; the parking was easy, 68 degrees located next to Deep Eddy Cabaret which I had not been to in years, so it was fun to walk by a familiar Austin establishment as we entered the restaurant. The food was excellent, I had the Grilled Trout, and my date had the chicken parmes…
3940 S Lamar BlvdAustin, TX 78704
Visited this restaurant and had an awesome waiter and delicious food. Very great place to eat @ for those who enjoy pasta !!!!!!!!! Food was so delicious my kids licked their fingers clean. Lol
3815 S Lamar BlvdAustin, TX 78704
From Business: Fresh is in our food: Each day, you’ll find an updated selection of fresh fish on our Today’s Fresh Fish menu, not to mention live Maine lobster, freshly baked Cheddar Bay Biscuits™, crisp salads and a host of fresh seafood recipes waiting to be explored. Fresh is in our knowledge: No one knows seafood better than we do. A…
2727 Exposition BlvdAustin, TX 78703
If you want decent, fresh food served by greasy, long-haired, stretched-lobed individuals with attitude problems, save yourself about 50 percent and head down the street to Thundercloud's. The food here is so-so for the most part, although stay away from the empanadas, they are incredibly dry a…
5914 Lost Horizon DrAustin, TX 78759
GreatHills has always had a wonderful golf course. That has not changed. However, GHCC has undergone significant facility upgrades in the past few years - a new clubhouse entry, updated dining room, improved menu and dining options, complete exterior repairs and redecorating, renovated restroo…
4809 W Highway 290Austin, TX 78735
From Business: Grill Master Favorites: Boldly seasoned & expertly grilled, try our NEW Hickory Salt Crusted Filet, Grilled Hawaiian Salmon or Outlaw Ribeye. At LongHorn Steakhouse, we pride ourselves on our fresh, boldly seasoned & expertly grilled steaks. We also serve up fresh seafood, juicy chicken & fall-off-the-bone ribs slow roaste…
3320 Troup Hwy Ste 300Tyler, TX 75701
Been eating at the Potpourri House for many, many years. Don't recall EVER eating bad food, not even mediocre. Their sandwiches are delicious and unique. Salad bars are never my first choice but they offer a wide array of foods on theirs and the soups offered are always delicious. My husband…
1401 S Interstate 35Round Rock, TX 78664
From Business: Dreaming of a trip to Mexico and wake up hungry? Head to Del Sol Taqueria in Round Rock, Texas for authentic Mexican food and tacos. We'll satisfy your appetite and your taste buds with a hearty Mexican breakfast or lunch of chorizo and egg, burritos, tacos, migas, chile rellenos, or another Mexican dish, all available wit…
1196 Airport BlvdAustin, TX 78702
I was very impressed by the quick service and tasty meal. My kids enjoyed the hamburgers and fries. I ordered the wings and they were great. I've sent a few co-workers to them and I've gotten nothing but great responses. Awesome food!
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Let me just say, wow! First. This place has had several renters/owners... all oriental food places. I enjoyed it when it was Wokaholic, though it wasn't as good as it could have been, the portions were excellent. When Wokaholic went out of business, Mai Lien Bistro came in. This place was alright, though it was kind of pretentious in my opinion. The Pho wasn't as good as our favorite Vietnamese restaurant's, Hoemi. Mai Lien probably failed because of the mediocre food. Then, enter Hunan Cafe. The last reviewer made up my mind to go and try them out. I found that it was very deserving of the five star rating that was given. I will proceed to break down what I had there and finally, our experience. We ordered the pan fried dumplings. These dumplings were firm, not mushy and the filling and size of them was quite generous! The filling had a touch more vegetables than meat. If you don't mind that, it's very good. The dumpling sauce more than makes up for this. It's extremely good, with plenty of onions and a good balance of flavor and even a touch of heat. I was very satisfied with the dumplings. Next we ordered the wonton soup. It's a beef stock based broth. Generally I don't like wonton soup with beef stock as a base, however, I will make a major exception for this wonton soup. It has a wonderfully light beef and onion flavor with a hint of ginger that is just plain excellent. It reminds me of the Tokyo Onion soup that I'm so fond of at Tokyo Steakhouse. The wontons are generous in size as well and firm, not mushy. The filling was a little on the spare side but very good quality. I was very satisfied with this as well.. Next came the main course. We ordered their chicken fried rice (we have a standing policy that a oriental restaurant can be judged based on how good their fried rice or lo mein is) and black bean chicken, which I rarely enjoy at most of the places I've had it. The chicken fried rice was amazing. Since I've come to Austin, I haven't had chicken fried rice that nearly matched my favorite style of chicken fried rice as well as Hunan Cafe's. The chinese food place I loved most back then was a place called Panda Kitchen. Their fried rice was my absolute favorite and this place's chicken fried rice is comparable in quality and flavor. It has peas, carrots, bean sprouts, green onions, egg, and chicken. The seasoning is light and excellent. I was extremely satisfied with it. The black bean chicken's sauce was suprisingly savory. I was pleasantly shocked at first bite, as was my fiance. It had spicy jalapenos, black bean sauce, chicken, bellpepper, onion, and probably garlic. I loved it! The good news doesn't end there either. This place delivers to homes in a 5 mile radius. The minimum for delivery is 15.00, and 30.00 (I think) for delivery without fee. The prices are a touch higher than other places in the area, but the quality makes it very worthwhile in my opinion. I highly recommend you try the food here, and if you like it, please support them. It would be a shame to lose this place .
So, let me just start by saying- I. LOVE. TACOS. And I have pretty high expectations for said tacos. AND I tend to get a craving for them when most places are shutting down. Well, lo and behold to find that Torchy's is open til 10 on weekdays and 11 on weekends! When I got there, Queen was playing. The guy behind the counter asked me about my day like he genuinely cared. There's Maine Root in the soda fountain. And the food is also fantastic! Since this first experience, I've frequented Torchy's Tacos several times a month. I used to always get the Baja Shrimp and the Fried Avocado tacos. Baja Shrimp is generously filled with hand battered and fried (but not greasy) shrimp, pickled vegetables, queso fresco and lime. There is a great balance of spicy, acidic and cool flavors all wrapped up in the tortilla. The Fried Avocado is a hand battered and fried avocado with refried beans, shredded cheese, lettuce and tomato. I love the texture and creamy flavors of this taco! It is so good, and I never order vegetarian items. But in the past couple years I've rotated in other flavors. The Democrat is filled to bursting with barbacoa. I was really impressed with the quality of it considering that Torchy's isn't exactly Mexican food. It is very flavorful and not greasy at all. You gotta get the Trailer Park "trashy"- fried chicken smothered in green chile queso and pico de gallo. Creative and delicious- this one is a guilty pleasure! I actually got to Green Chile Pork by mistake one time. Although it's not what I ordered, it is pretty dang tasty. The pulled pork is juicy and flavorful and the green chiles- of which I'm not a huge fan- do not overpower anything. But, the customer service at Torchy's is outstanding. I called to let them know my order got mixed up- just to make sure someone else didn't get the taco I ordered and they put me down for a free taco. I really appreciated their customer care! There is a different taco of the month each month that coordinates with holidays or weather, and they are generally pretty great. And lastly, I always ALWAYS get extra Chipotle Sauce and Poblano Sauce no matter which tacos I order. I could drink that stuff!
Literally as good as it gets. People always used to talk about how tacos were amazing in Texas and I always just thought to myself "how good can a taco get." Torchy's. Blew. My. Mind. It expanded what I thought were the limits of good Mexican food. I got a jerk chicken taco and a Mr. Pink, both of which had such a strong incredible flavor and fresh meats that it knocked my socks off on their dirt patched ground at this food truck stop. We also got some queso to share with the group and that really set me off right as it had some red pepper floating around and had a consistency that wasn't too drippy but also not too thick as to turn to lard when cooled. oh my god. If you get a chance do NOT miss this.
Very rude service. I called in to order to go. A woman answered the phone. After her greeting, I tried to speak to her. Before I finished my second word, she abruptly hung up. This occurred four times, twice on landline and twice on mobile phone. On the fifth time, she claimed she couldn't hear me despite hanging up immediately after her greeting. As I was trying to find the dish from the menu to order, she pointed out that she had a line of customers waiting in front of her. She was blaming me - a phone customer - for keeping the customers waiting. If she hadn't hung up on me four times, I would have been so aggravated and would have placed the order quicker. Won't be patronizing them again.
The people here are so FRIENDLY, open-minded, and willing to work with my girlfriend and I, who are deaf. I have to have gluten free foods, but sometimes I forget to carefully look at what I order. I originally ordered Fried Avocado and The Indepedent... not realizing they are fried in battered! When they brought it, I apologized to them for my fault in not asking about the batter. They were just fine with it and went ahead to make it without he batter! And... let me tell you, I'm from CA... it is DELICIOUS! Their chips, corn tortilla, and just the ingredients themselves... mouth-watering. Plus the love from the workers makes this taste even better :) Thank you Torchy Tacos!
My sentiments towards Torchy's are like that of a lover. To me, it is perfect. It keeps me on my toes and coming back for more again and again. I love discovering new things that Torchy's brings to the table-- like it's Roscoe waffle taco piled high with a fried egg, fried chicken, bacon, and drizzled with ooey gooey maple syrup, that is undeniably the best breakfast taco I've touched my lips to. I don't need any other taco restaurant because Torchy's is the Renaissance Restaurant. Most recently, I was blown away by the Trailer Park ("trash" style, aka covered in queso), Baja Shrimp (they didn't skimp!), and vegetarian fried green chile varieties.
I scheduled reservation; the parking was easy, 68 degrees located next to Deep Eddy Cabaret which I had not been to in years, so it was fun to walk by a familiar Austin establishment as we entered the restaurant. The food was excellent, I had the Grilled Trout, and my date had the chicken parmesan. The atmosphere was elegant but relaxed, and it made for a very nice evening. When you have chosen a new place to dine especially in a new relationship it really can make or break the evening what restaurant you choose. I can recommend 68 degrees, and I wanted to take the time to say thanks for a great evening. All the best Eric
I. Love. These. Tacos. I love tacos in general. But Torchy's Tacos are some next level sh**. Do people cuss on Yelp? Idk. I'll censor it to be safe. Hi, kids. Seriously, though. The Mr. Pink and the Crossroads are incredible. Flavorful, cooked perfectly, with the right amount of kick. The Mr. Orange and the Democrat are also great. The guacamole is some of the best I've ever had. I've ordered it multiple times and it's always been fresh, with huge chunks of avocado. Can't go wrong with the Green Chile Queso and Street Corn. And the Diablo Sauce. YES.
I love this place and you will to. I eat here weekly and I love their Lo Mein, Sesame Chicken, Grill Salmon, Mussel and Ribs. Crab Rangoon and dumpling are so delicious that they made by themselves daily. Hot & sour soup and egg drop soup are my favorite that I can’t miss. The buffet is sort of small, but everything on it tastes great! The staffs are very nice and they put a lot of care into what they're serving. Awesome. It's always super clean and a great place to enjoy.
Went here because of the rating and I'm guessing they've gone downhill in a year. The place was almost empty which is a bad sign during lunchtime on a Saturday. The food was not hot, warm at best, and some things just didn't taste right. The lo-mein was dried out and stuck to the hotel pan it was in. The sauces were congealed on top. The egg drop soup had a thick skin on top of it. It's not the worst place I've been to but it wasn't anywhere close to good.