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Tortas Guicho Dominguez y El Cubanito

It is believed the origin of the “torta” or Mexican sandwich can be traced back to 1960 when our family started in Villa de Tezontepec, Pachuca Hidalgo Mexico.

There, the family began selling tortas and to their surprise found it to be a rather successful business.  The demand was so high, the Islas, Zarco, Perez & Garcia’s leaned on other families, including the Ras and several others, to expand the torta empire to other cities across the country.

Through the years the tortas found their way to menus across the U.S., including Chicago, where Tortas Guicho Dominguez y El Cubanito first opened its doors back in 1997.  The name came from a famous Mexican soap opera actor named Guicho Dominguez, who many believe has a striking resemblance to one of the restaurants original owners.

Now in Indianapolis, Felipe and Laura Zarco continue the tradition of serving traditional, home-made tortas.  The restaurant opened its doors in the Fall of 2o1o and has quickly become a favorite among residents of Fountain Square and beyond.


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