Torchy’s to open 100th location on South Congress in December

The location will give green chile queso away to the first fans to arrive at a Jan. 12 event. (Courtesy Torchy's Tacos)
The location will give green chile queso away to the first fans to arrive at a Jan. 12 event. (Courtesy Torchy's Tacos)

The location will give green chile queso away to the first fans to arrive at a Jan. 12 event. (Courtesy Torchy's Tacos)

The newest Torchy’s Tacos location will open in Southwest Austin on Dec. 20, the brand announced in a news release.

The location in the Oaks at Slaughter shopping center is Torchy’s 100th location. The space at at 8601 S. Congress Ave., Ste. 250, will host a grand opening celebration Jan. 12. The restaurant will offer a green chile queso giveaway for the first Torchy’s fans to arrive, according to the release.


The Torchy’s mascot and CEO Mike Rypka, who founded the business in a food trailer, will attend the event as well, the release said.
By Maggie Quinlan

Reporter, Southwest Austin/Dripping Springs

Maggie joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July 2021 after a year spent covering crime, courts and politics at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, near the border with Idaho. In Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs, Maggie covers education, business, healthcare, transportation, real estate development and nonprofits. Prior to CI, she graduated from Washington State University, where she was managing editor of the student newspaper and a section editor at her hometown newspaper based in Moscow, Idaho. Maggie dreamed of living in the Austin area for years and feels honored to serve the communities of Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs.