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Taqueria MTZ AmarilloIndolfo Martinez came to Texas with luggage full of dreams. The native of the Mexican state of Michoacán was 17 when he arrived in Dallas on April 15, 2000. The next day he got a job at a Saltgrass Steak House and he stayed with the company for 22 years, rising through positions from bus boy to regional manager of eleven restaurants across Colorado, Las Vegas, and West Texas.In 2011 Landry’s, Saltgrass Steak House’s parent company, relocated the Martinez family to Amarillo. In 2022, after a pandemic-related pay cut and general instability in the job, Indolfo quit to open a food truck. It was better than the status quo. “I felt like a sponge full of water, where they squish you and squish you until…

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