The Roscoe Is Back at Torchy's Tacos

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Photos by Molly Dunn
Sweet, salty, savory -- The Roscoe has got it all.
Torchy's Tacos is known for its inventive and creative tacos, and this month, due to high demand, the popular taco shop has brought back the sweet, salty and savory chicken-and-waffles taco known as The Roscoe.

Chicken and waffles is an iconic dish loved by many. Sweet, thick waffles sit under crispy, crunchy, salty pieces of fried chicken drizzled in hot sauce or maple syrup (sometimes both). It's the epitome of sweet and savory.

Torchy's successfully re-creates this classic dish in a soft taco, so don't miss out on this month's specialty.

The Roscoe is a behemoth of a taco. You can tackle it two ways: with a fork and knife, or by picking it up the way you would a normal taco. Warning: The latter method is quite messy.

A soft flour tortilla holds a thin, crispy and sugary waffle, fried chicken strips, a fried egg and salty bacon. With a drizzle of maple syrup on top, your chicken and waffles taco is complete.

The waffle's fluffy interior is encased in a crispy, crunchy caramelized exterior I believe is soaked in maple syrup. The fried chicken's crust is crispy and sweet, and with just one bite you're hit with the salty, sweet and savory oil and sugar from the coating; the inside is delicate, tender and moist. Paired with the fatty bacon and fried egg, this is one intense and complex bite.

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Location Info

Torchy's Tacos

2411 S. Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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FattyFatBastard topcommenter

Learn to make your own tortillas.  I can't take this place seriously until it learns to do so.

Bruce_Are topcommenter


I thought that before I went there.  But their tacos kicked arse anyway.  

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