It’s no secret that I love Torchy’s. Truth be told, I often go there just to order queso and guacamole because it’s my ultimate guilty pleasure. I recently officially ordered off their secret menu for the first time and let’s just say I will never look at Torchy’s the same way again.


As I called in my order, I was sure I would get laughed at or have the person on the other end reply with, “Umm… I’ve never heard of that.” Or even worse, “Umm… you’re not allowed to order that, you’re not in the club.” Thankfully, it went as smoothly as my normal queso order.

As I went to pick up my order, I could hardly control my excitement; I had officially ordered off the secret menu… I wouldn’t be surprised if they gave me a sticker for my solid detective work. Unwrapping the “Ace of Spades” amazingness, I couldn’t Instagram fast enough. The picture didn’t really do it justice, so just take my word for it, or better yet, try one yourself!

Once I instagrammed the photo I had many, many people asking about the details of the sacred menu. What do you know? You can find anything on the Internet. Thanks to emails from blog followers and reddit, I was able to come up with “The Secret Menu.”


                                                                 ( ACE OF SPADES)


JACK OF CLUBS – a fried egg, potatoes, black beans, crips corn tortilla strips, shredded cheese, cilantro, sour cream and Diablo. Served on a flour tortilla.

ACE OF SPADES- a jalapeno sausage link, grilled brisket, a fried egg, green chile queso, cilantro, cotija cheese, sour cream and Diablo. Served on a flour tortilla.

TRAILER PARK HILLBILLY STYLE – fried chicken, chorizo, chopped bacon, green chiles, green chile queso, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, pablano ranch on the side. Served on a flour tortilla.

MAD COW- fajita beef, black beans, grilled corn, jack cheese, creamy chipotle and cilantro. Served on a flour tortilla.

THE HIPSTER- panko fried tuna, with green chilies, chopped bacon, black bean relish, cotija cheese, avocado sauce, cilantro and a wedge of lime. Served on a flour tortilla.

THE MADATOR- chopped brisket, grilled jalapeno, pickled onions, jack cheese, avocado, sour cream and cilantro. Served with tomatillo sauce on a crisp corn tortilla wrapped in a flour tortilla.

GREEN CHILE PORK MISSIONARY STYLE- green chile pork, pickled onions, guacamole, jack cheese, cilantro, creamy chipotle on a crisp corn tortilla inside of a flour tortilla


Kristy Owen
In her previous life, Kristy was an uninspired realtor who was feeling a little bit bored with her day to day. So on January 1, 2010, she made a New Year’s resolution to write about one thing to do each day in her beloved city of Austin, Texas. And thus, 365 Things Austin was born.