Edgar Torres

Austin

Mexican, Tex-Mex


Specialities

Mexican, Tex-Mex

About Edgar Torres

Edgar Torres is the executive chef at Mi Madre's restaurant in Austin, as well as the executive chef and co-founder of its sister restaurant, Zanduga Mexican Bistro. Edgar’s food straddles the line between tradition and innovation; his culinary endeavors strive to stay true to the "homegrown" complexity of authentic Mexican cuisine while pushing the boundaries of how it is represented in Texas food culture.  

Originally from Toluca, Mexico, Edgar began his culinary career working as a line cook at Vinci and Coco Pazzo in Chicago. After training at the Culinary Institute of America, Edgar continued working to develop his passion for reinvigorating the traditional "Mex" element of local Tex-mex cuisine. Food Network listed Zanduga as a “must-eat” restaurant in Austin, and an article published by Texas Monthy urged readers to “to run, not walk, to Zandunga Mexican Bistro”. Edgar’s restaurants have also been featured on Eater and the Cooking Channel. 


Interview with Chef Edgar Torres



Edgar Torres's Video Tutorials

Traditional Mexican Barbacoa

Edgar Torres
Intermediate

Fatty and flavorful beef cheek is slowly steamed to make a moist and tender taco filling.

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Carne Guisada Spicy Beef Stew

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Intermediate

This slow-cooked beef stew is rich, hearty, and vibrant with traditional Mexican spices.

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Huevos Rancheros with Carne Guisada

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Intermediate

This hearty breakfast plate is composed of fried eggs, potatoes, slow cooked beef, and a tomato-chili salsa.

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Tex-Mex Migas

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Intermediate

Liven up your morning with this Mexican-inspired breakfast dish made of eggs, salsa, tortilla chips, and cheese.

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Saltillo Dip with Ground Beef and Queso

Edgar Torres
Easy

With festive colors and layers of bold Mexican flavor, this dip is guaranteed to be a hit at your next party.

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Chorizo and Potato Breakfast Tacos

Edgar Torres
Easy

Savory chorizo is used to elevate a basic breakfast taco.

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Al Pastor Fries

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Intermediate

The bold flavors of al pastor are cooled down with crema and Queso Contija to make a flavorful "Mexican-style poutine".

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Tradtional Ranchero Sauce

Edgar Torres
Easy

A traditional ranchero sauce infuses the flavors of chile, onions, and tomatoes to create a bright, bold, and versatile salsa.

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Traditional Tex-Mex Queso

Edgar Torres
Easy

This flavorful cheese dip is a perfect appetizer for a Mexican inspired meal, or a playful side to serve at a party.

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