New Restaurant in Rice Village

Torchy's Tacos fever builds: New Rice Village restaurant seeing huge crowds

Torchy's Tacos fever: New Rice Village restaurant seeing big crowds

Torchy's Tacos Rice Village opening day line April 19, 2013
The line at Torchy Taco's in Rice Village on opening day Torchy's Tacos/Twitter

"Let's get this party started," Torchy's Tacos tweeted and faithful lil' "devils" braced the morning chill while in line awaiting the opening of the flame-friendly establishment's newest location in Rice Village.

Devotees of the Austin import found what they were craving, including the month's special, the Holy Diver, a crisp shrimp taco, and all those other self-dubbed "damn good tacos."

The online ordering system for the Rice Village Torchy's was not available when it first opened Thursday.

The newest location ups Houston Torchy's Tacos population to two, with the original Houston locale of the Austin import on Shepherd Drive. As CultureMap previously reported, a third Torchy's Tacos area location is already being worked on in the Heights. Food critics have hardly universally loved Torchy's, but so far that hasn't stopped the crowds.