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President Obama Stops for Tacos at Austin’s Torchy Tacos

President Obama Stops for Tacos at Austin’s Torchy Tacos

Obama stopped by while in town for South by Southwest

Obama’s order included a Democrat and a Republican taco.

When in Austin last weekend for South by Southwest, President Obama and Austin mayor Steve Adler stopped for lunch at Torchy’s Tacos on South First Street.

The President’s order included ‘The Democrat’ and ‘The Republican,’ “because I’m bipartisan,” said Obama, according to Austin Eater.

The Democrat features shredded beef barbacoa topped with avocado, queso fresco, cilantro, onions, and a lime wedge. The Republican is made with grilled jalapeño sausage, shredded cheese, and pico de gallo. It is served on a flour tortilla with poblano sauce.

Upon entering the taco chain, Obama said, “Hello Austin. Rumor has it the food’s very good,” according to Fox News. The restaurant itself was given very little notice of the president’s arrival. Torchy’s cashier Aaron Sego tells KVUE, “The fact that they had so many to choose from, other restaurants to choose from, it really makes us feel really honored for him to come here and just hang out with us for a bit. We feel really lucky actually.”

On a previous visit to Austin, President Obama stopped by wildly popular BBQ joint Franklin’s Barbecue, and has been the only person allowed to cut the line.


Obama makes a pit stop at Austin's Torchy's Tacos

It looks like Barack Obama has moved on to tacos as his food of choice while in Austin.

The President made a stop to get a bite to eat at Torchy’s Tacos during his visit to town for South by Southwest on Friday.

"Hello Austin. Rumor has it the foods very good," the president said as he burst through the door of Torchy's. "Sorry about all the people in your kitchen," he indicated to the press jammed behind the counter. "You are violating the health code."

Obama's order included a Democrat and a Republican - real menu items, according to White House pool reporters following the president. The Republican is grilled jalapeño sausage with shredded cheese and pico de gallo. The Democrat is made of shredded beef barbacoa. He ordered a few more for the staff and then paid $18.40 in cash for his order.

Torchy’s, which has locations throughout Texas, is known for its unique taco creations made fresh every day. Other options are the Brush Fire (Jamaican jerk chicken, grilled jalapeños, and mango), the Dirty Sanchez (scrambled eggs with fried poblano chile, guacamole, escabeche carrots, and shredded cheese).

Obama, the first sitting president to appear at SXSW, kicked off festival with a speech about America's digital future.

In 2014, Obama stopped in at Franklin Barbecue after speaking in Austin and cut the notoriously long line--and then bought lunch for those behind him as a thank-you.


Obama makes a pit stop at Austin's Torchy's Tacos

It looks like Barack Obama has moved on to tacos as his food of choice while in Austin.

The President made a stop to get a bite to eat at Torchy’s Tacos during his visit to town for South by Southwest on Friday.

"Hello Austin. Rumor has it the foods very good," the president said as he burst through the door of Torchy's. "Sorry about all the people in your kitchen," he indicated to the press jammed behind the counter. "You are violating the health code."

Obama's order included a Democrat and a Republican - real menu items, according to White House pool reporters following the president. The Republican is grilled jalapeño sausage with shredded cheese and pico de gallo. The Democrat is made of shredded beef barbacoa. He ordered a few more for the staff and then paid $18.40 in cash for his order.

Torchy’s, which has locations throughout Texas, is known for its unique taco creations made fresh every day. Other options are the Brush Fire (Jamaican jerk chicken, grilled jalapeños, and mango), the Dirty Sanchez (scrambled eggs with fried poblano chile, guacamole, escabeche carrots, and shredded cheese).

Obama, the first sitting president to appear at SXSW, kicked off festival with a speech about America's digital future.

In 2014, Obama stopped in at Franklin Barbecue after speaking in Austin and cut the notoriously long line--and then bought lunch for those behind him as a thank-you.


Obama makes a pit stop at Austin's Torchy's Tacos

It looks like Barack Obama has moved on to tacos as his food of choice while in Austin.

The President made a stop to get a bite to eat at Torchy’s Tacos during his visit to town for South by Southwest on Friday.

"Hello Austin. Rumor has it the foods very good," the president said as he burst through the door of Torchy's. "Sorry about all the people in your kitchen," he indicated to the press jammed behind the counter. "You are violating the health code."

Obama's order included a Democrat and a Republican - real menu items, according to White House pool reporters following the president. The Republican is grilled jalapeño sausage with shredded cheese and pico de gallo. The Democrat is made of shredded beef barbacoa. He ordered a few more for the staff and then paid $18.40 in cash for his order.

Torchy’s, which has locations throughout Texas, is known for its unique taco creations made fresh every day. Other options are the Brush Fire (Jamaican jerk chicken, grilled jalapeños, and mango), the Dirty Sanchez (scrambled eggs with fried poblano chile, guacamole, escabeche carrots, and shredded cheese).

Obama, the first sitting president to appear at SXSW, kicked off festival with a speech about America's digital future.

In 2014, Obama stopped in at Franklin Barbecue after speaking in Austin and cut the notoriously long line--and then bought lunch for those behind him as a thank-you.


Obama makes a pit stop at Austin's Torchy's Tacos

It looks like Barack Obama has moved on to tacos as his food of choice while in Austin.

The President made a stop to get a bite to eat at Torchy’s Tacos during his visit to town for South by Southwest on Friday.

"Hello Austin. Rumor has it the foods very good," the president said as he burst through the door of Torchy's. "Sorry about all the people in your kitchen," he indicated to the press jammed behind the counter. "You are violating the health code."

Obama's order included a Democrat and a Republican - real menu items, according to White House pool reporters following the president. The Republican is grilled jalapeño sausage with shredded cheese and pico de gallo. The Democrat is made of shredded beef barbacoa. He ordered a few more for the staff and then paid $18.40 in cash for his order.

Torchy’s, which has locations throughout Texas, is known for its unique taco creations made fresh every day. Other options are the Brush Fire (Jamaican jerk chicken, grilled jalapeños, and mango), the Dirty Sanchez (scrambled eggs with fried poblano chile, guacamole, escabeche carrots, and shredded cheese).

Obama, the first sitting president to appear at SXSW, kicked off festival with a speech about America's digital future.

In 2014, Obama stopped in at Franklin Barbecue after speaking in Austin and cut the notoriously long line--and then bought lunch for those behind him as a thank-you.


Obama makes a pit stop at Austin's Torchy's Tacos

It looks like Barack Obama has moved on to tacos as his food of choice while in Austin.

The President made a stop to get a bite to eat at Torchy’s Tacos during his visit to town for South by Southwest on Friday.

"Hello Austin. Rumor has it the foods very good," the president said as he burst through the door of Torchy's. "Sorry about all the people in your kitchen," he indicated to the press jammed behind the counter. "You are violating the health code."

Obama's order included a Democrat and a Republican - real menu items, according to White House pool reporters following the president. The Republican is grilled jalapeño sausage with shredded cheese and pico de gallo. The Democrat is made of shredded beef barbacoa. He ordered a few more for the staff and then paid $18.40 in cash for his order.

Torchy’s, which has locations throughout Texas, is known for its unique taco creations made fresh every day. Other options are the Brush Fire (Jamaican jerk chicken, grilled jalapeños, and mango), the Dirty Sanchez (scrambled eggs with fried poblano chile, guacamole, escabeche carrots, and shredded cheese).

Obama, the first sitting president to appear at SXSW, kicked off festival with a speech about America's digital future.

In 2014, Obama stopped in at Franklin Barbecue after speaking in Austin and cut the notoriously long line--and then bought lunch for those behind him as a thank-you.


Obama makes a pit stop at Austin's Torchy's Tacos

It looks like Barack Obama has moved on to tacos as his food of choice while in Austin.

The President made a stop to get a bite to eat at Torchy’s Tacos during his visit to town for South by Southwest on Friday.

"Hello Austin. Rumor has it the foods very good," the president said as he burst through the door of Torchy's. "Sorry about all the people in your kitchen," he indicated to the press jammed behind the counter. "You are violating the health code."

Obama's order included a Democrat and a Republican - real menu items, according to White House pool reporters following the president. The Republican is grilled jalapeño sausage with shredded cheese and pico de gallo. The Democrat is made of shredded beef barbacoa. He ordered a few more for the staff and then paid $18.40 in cash for his order.

Torchy’s, which has locations throughout Texas, is known for its unique taco creations made fresh every day. Other options are the Brush Fire (Jamaican jerk chicken, grilled jalapeños, and mango), the Dirty Sanchez (scrambled eggs with fried poblano chile, guacamole, escabeche carrots, and shredded cheese).

Obama, the first sitting president to appear at SXSW, kicked off festival with a speech about America's digital future.

In 2014, Obama stopped in at Franklin Barbecue after speaking in Austin and cut the notoriously long line--and then bought lunch for those behind him as a thank-you.


Obama makes a pit stop at Austin's Torchy's Tacos

It looks like Barack Obama has moved on to tacos as his food of choice while in Austin.

The President made a stop to get a bite to eat at Torchy’s Tacos during his visit to town for South by Southwest on Friday.

"Hello Austin. Rumor has it the foods very good," the president said as he burst through the door of Torchy's. "Sorry about all the people in your kitchen," he indicated to the press jammed behind the counter. "You are violating the health code."

Obama's order included a Democrat and a Republican - real menu items, according to White House pool reporters following the president. The Republican is grilled jalapeño sausage with shredded cheese and pico de gallo. The Democrat is made of shredded beef barbacoa. He ordered a few more for the staff and then paid $18.40 in cash for his order.

Torchy’s, which has locations throughout Texas, is known for its unique taco creations made fresh every day. Other options are the Brush Fire (Jamaican jerk chicken, grilled jalapeños, and mango), the Dirty Sanchez (scrambled eggs with fried poblano chile, guacamole, escabeche carrots, and shredded cheese).

Obama, the first sitting president to appear at SXSW, kicked off festival with a speech about America's digital future.

In 2014, Obama stopped in at Franklin Barbecue after speaking in Austin and cut the notoriously long line--and then bought lunch for those behind him as a thank-you.


Obama makes a pit stop at Austin's Torchy's Tacos

It looks like Barack Obama has moved on to tacos as his food of choice while in Austin.

The President made a stop to get a bite to eat at Torchy’s Tacos during his visit to town for South by Southwest on Friday.

"Hello Austin. Rumor has it the foods very good," the president said as he burst through the door of Torchy's. "Sorry about all the people in your kitchen," he indicated to the press jammed behind the counter. "You are violating the health code."

Obama's order included a Democrat and a Republican - real menu items, according to White House pool reporters following the president. The Republican is grilled jalapeño sausage with shredded cheese and pico de gallo. The Democrat is made of shredded beef barbacoa. He ordered a few more for the staff and then paid $18.40 in cash for his order.

Torchy’s, which has locations throughout Texas, is known for its unique taco creations made fresh every day. Other options are the Brush Fire (Jamaican jerk chicken, grilled jalapeños, and mango), the Dirty Sanchez (scrambled eggs with fried poblano chile, guacamole, escabeche carrots, and shredded cheese).

Obama, the first sitting president to appear at SXSW, kicked off festival with a speech about America's digital future.

In 2014, Obama stopped in at Franklin Barbecue after speaking in Austin and cut the notoriously long line--and then bought lunch for those behind him as a thank-you.


Obama makes a pit stop at Austin's Torchy's Tacos

It looks like Barack Obama has moved on to tacos as his food of choice while in Austin.

The President made a stop to get a bite to eat at Torchy’s Tacos during his visit to town for South by Southwest on Friday.

"Hello Austin. Rumor has it the foods very good," the president said as he burst through the door of Torchy's. "Sorry about all the people in your kitchen," he indicated to the press jammed behind the counter. "You are violating the health code."

Obama's order included a Democrat and a Republican - real menu items, according to White House pool reporters following the president. The Republican is grilled jalapeño sausage with shredded cheese and pico de gallo. The Democrat is made of shredded beef barbacoa. He ordered a few more for the staff and then paid $18.40 in cash for his order.

Torchy’s, which has locations throughout Texas, is known for its unique taco creations made fresh every day. Other options are the Brush Fire (Jamaican jerk chicken, grilled jalapeños, and mango), the Dirty Sanchez (scrambled eggs with fried poblano chile, guacamole, escabeche carrots, and shredded cheese).

Obama, the first sitting president to appear at SXSW, kicked off festival with a speech about America's digital future.

In 2014, Obama stopped in at Franklin Barbecue after speaking in Austin and cut the notoriously long line--and then bought lunch for those behind him as a thank-you.


Obama makes a pit stop at Austin's Torchy's Tacos

It looks like Barack Obama has moved on to tacos as his food of choice while in Austin.

The President made a stop to get a bite to eat at Torchy’s Tacos during his visit to town for South by Southwest on Friday.

"Hello Austin. Rumor has it the foods very good," the president said as he burst through the door of Torchy's. "Sorry about all the people in your kitchen," he indicated to the press jammed behind the counter. "You are violating the health code."

Obama's order included a Democrat and a Republican - real menu items, according to White House pool reporters following the president. The Republican is grilled jalapeño sausage with shredded cheese and pico de gallo. The Democrat is made of shredded beef barbacoa. He ordered a few more for the staff and then paid $18.40 in cash for his order.

Torchy’s, which has locations throughout Texas, is known for its unique taco creations made fresh every day. Other options are the Brush Fire (Jamaican jerk chicken, grilled jalapeños, and mango), the Dirty Sanchez (scrambled eggs with fried poblano chile, guacamole, escabeche carrots, and shredded cheese).

Obama, the first sitting president to appear at SXSW, kicked off festival with a speech about America's digital future.

In 2014, Obama stopped in at Franklin Barbecue after speaking in Austin and cut the notoriously long line--and then bought lunch for those behind him as a thank-you.