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What Is A Torta?The Tex-Mexplainer series explores the ingredients, techniques, history, and culture of Mexican food in Texas. On May 13, an Indiana judge ruled that a taco is a “Mexican-style sandwich.” The contentious statement created a kerfuffle, with media outlets chiming in with their own opinions. Allen County Superior Court Judge Craig J. Bobay probably didn’t expect the national blowback when he sided with the Famous Taco owner Martin Quintana, who argued that tacos are sandwiches and therefore didn’t breach the agreement he signed with the Allen County Plan Commission restricting Quintana to open only a sandwich shop on the Fort Wayne property. If Bobay had looked for precedent, he would’ve learned that the matter had been decided eighteen years ago in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 2006, in a similar…

The post A Taco Is Not a Sandwich. A Torta, on the Other Hand, Is. appeared first on Texas Monthly.

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