Torchy’s Tacos opens in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — Taco enthusiasts, have fun: Florida’s first Torchy’s Tacos is now open in St. Petersburg.

Inside of an hour of the eating place’s extremely expected grand opening on Wednesday morning, a line of consumers snaked across the development at 2314 Tyrone Blvd. N, desperate to get their palms on the preferred chain’s self-proclaimed “rattling excellent” tacos.

The eating place, which takes over the previous Pollo Tropical area, has been present process renovations for the reason that corporate introduced its release final fall and now features a kind of 3,700-square-foot eating area with an outside patio.

The Tyrone Side road location is the primary of many Torchy’s outposts deliberate for the state. The Austin, Texas-based eating place first opened in 2006, briefly gathering a big fanbase for his or her ingenious taco creations, breakfast tacos and inexperienced chile queso. The corporate now has over 100 places in 14 states and more than one extra deliberate for Florida, together with an Altamonte Springs eating place opening in past due spring.

“Torchy’s is that specialize in development out our east coast presence and Florida in reality hit the mark for us in the case of its unbelievable enlargement, passionate meals scene and laid-back tradition,” Torchy’s Tacos founder and CEO Mike Rypka stated in a ready observation. “We’ve been in need of to come back to the Sunshine State for some time now and are pumped to in spite of everything be opening our St. Petersburg location.”

Menu highlights come with a inexperienced chile beef taco, made with carnitas, inexperienced chiles and cotija cheese; the “Trailer Park” taco (the eating place first introduced in a meals trailer) full of fried rooster, inexperienced chiles, lettuce, pico de gallo and cheddar jack cheese; and breakfast taco hallmarks just like the Wrangler, made with eggs, smoked red meat brisket, potatoes, cheese and tomatillo sauce.

The menu additionally contains facets like refried beans, “side road” corn, guacamole, inexperienced chile queso and salsa.

The eating place has a complete bar with a beverages menu highlighting fresh-squeezed margaritas and native beers.

Torchy’s Tacos is open 10 a.m. to ten p.m. Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to ten p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

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