Euless is in line for some award-winning queso this spring with the opening of its own location of Torchy's Tacos, the beloved Austin-based chain known for its "damn good" tacos, excellent tortillas, and their signature green chile queso.
The restaurant will open at 2501 State Highway 121. According to a spokesperson, the restaurant is scheduled to open in May.
Torchy's was founded in Austin in 2006 as a food trailer, and has since grown to a chain with nearly 70 locations. They've managed to accomplish that growth carefully, imbuing each Torchy's location with its own unique design, and maintaining a firm commitment to top-notch ingredients.
The menu is simple, sticking to tacos, queso, and margaritas, but they feature a rotating Taco of the Month to keep things fresh.
They also take an environmental stance by stocking napkins, cups, and cutlery made from renewable resources, and they recycle their cooking oil into fuel for cars.
They were among the first to import to Dallas-Fort Worth that prototypical Austin special, the breakfast taco, with an entire menu of eggy tacos. Their lunch and dinner tacos run the gamut from traditional fillings such as barbacoa to more upscale items such as coconut battered shrimp and blackened salmon.
Their tortillas — a little thick but nice and stretchy — are justifiably acclaimed, and their chile-infused queso wins awards for being creamy with a hint of heat.
A collection of craft cocktails includes eight kinds of margaritas, from frozen to rocks to a tequila 'tini that combines tequila, lime juice, and a green olive.
There are currently seven locations in the DFW area, including five in and around Dallas, and two in Fort Worth.
That Torchy's would choose Euless comes as no surprise; it continues to shine as the buzziest city in the mid-cities, with recent arrivals such as Pei Wei, Thirsty Lion Gastropub, and of course Glade Park.