Torchy’s Tacos returns The Kingpin, features Black Pumas Taco celebration

Austin Black Pumas Taco to benefit organization that serves low-income, working musicians

Torchy’s Tacos will feature The Kingpin as the October Taco of the Month, as well as a special Austin, Texas-featured Black Pumas Taco. The Kingpin October Taco, which has not been on the menu since 2015, includes green chile pork carnitas, black beans, fried plantains, pickled onions, cotija cheese, sour cream & cilantro with avocado sauce on a flour tortilla, priced at $5.50.

Released on the first day of Austin City Limits Music Festival, where the band is set to perform both Fridays, the Black Pumas Taco features a savory combination of smoked beef brisket corn relish guajillo, onion strings, BBQ sauce, chipotle sauce, and fresh cilantro, served on a blue corn tortilla. The Austin, Texas-based restaurant chain is also offering a Shakedown Margarita for $9.50 (small for $6.50), which includes 100% Pure Agave Reposado Tequila by Exotico, Triple Sec and lime juice flavored with ginger.


As for the Black Pumas Taco, $1 from every taco sold will be donated to the Health Alliance of Austin Musicians (HAAM), an organization, focusing on prevention and wellness, that provides access to affordable healthcare for Austin’s low-income, working musicians,

Commented the Black Pumas, “We are honored to have a taco named after Black Pumas, Torchy’s has been an Austin institution and a staple to the city for many years. The collab with smoked beef brisket served on a blue corn tortilla will be available for a limited time during ACL and a portion of proceeds will be donated to HAAM. We couldn’t be more excited to perform at the festival this year, you can see us on Friday of both weekends….See you at ACL and Torchy’s!”

Torchy’s will offer the Black Pumas Taco at the following Austin locations:

  • Northshore – 110 San Antonio Street, Unit 120, Austin TX 78701
  • South Congress – 1822 South Congress Avenue, Austin TX 78704 (no beer provided at this store)
  • South Lamar – 3005 South Lamar Boulevard, D-116, Austin TX 78704

Torchy’s Tacos operates 95 locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, Indiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

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