Marlene’s Tortillas and More

May 10, 2024 | Regional News

Torrington, WY (by Cindy Sheeley) May 10th, 2024 — Since the closure of the Taco Johns in Torrington, there has been a lot of speculation about what business would take over the building. Marlene Galvan is excited to announce that her business, Marlene’s Tortillas and More LLC, will be breathing new life into this location.

Already, Marlene and her family have been busy giving the building a fresh coat of paint. They hope to continue the work after the weather improves. Currently, the grand opening is planned for the end of May or the beginning of June.

Marlene said they also have a food trailer that they have been working on for a while now. They hope to get the trailer inspected along with the old Taco Johns building, so they can both be up and running. The food trailer will then be used at special events and at different businesses in town.

The business will be open every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Currently, Marlene is considering extended hours on the weekend.

While the menu has not been officially announced, they will offer six different types of breakfast burritos in the morning and eight different tacos for lunch and dinner. There will also be kid combos. The official menu is expected to be shared on their Facebook page the week prior to opening.

Marlene originally started on this journey when she first started making tortillas with her mom. Eventually, she started a side business making tortillas at her home in January of 2018 after obtaining her license. Growing the business was always a dream of hers.

Family is paramount in this venture. Marlene’s brother Leo Galvan has been a huge part of the business. He has always inspired her, helped out with the business, and pushed her towards this dream. Marlene is also thankful for her three children who have always believed in her. Moving forward both her brother and her nephew Isaac Carr will be helping her.

Over the years, Marlene, with the help of family and members of the community, has done several fundraisers to help out others in the area.

“I did a fundraiser for Lingle when the irrigation ditch collapsed,” Marlene said. “The fundraiser was at the Elks. We served enchiladas and we had a silent auction. We raised $4,000. The funds all went to the community.”

Marlene has also done specific fundraisers for members of the community who lost a family member or had someone sick.

“I’ll help anybody out,” she continued. “If I can sell tortillas to help them out, I do. It’s something that I like to do.”