WICHITA — Laura’s Super Tortas owner Jose Barrera is relocating one of his restaurants and changing its name — slightly.
The new restaurant will be at 527 W. 13th across from North High School (and just down from Jack’s North Hi Carryout).
Barrera is closing the Laura’s near 25th and Arkansas in the Plaza Mexico building.
“The business was OK, but it gets more attractive when the people see your face,” Barrera says of owning his own stand-alone building.
His original Laura’s, which will remain at 1425 E. Central, has always been more visible.
There has been a string of restaurants — mostly Mexican and Asian — across from North High.
Barrera wants to emphasize that he serves Mexican food by changing his restaurant’s name to Laura’s Super Tortas Authentic Mexican Food.
He says that a lot of people don’t know that tortas are Mexican sandwiches.
“They don’t associate the concept with Mexican food.”
He’ll also sell Mexican groceries as he does on East Central.
The new location opens Monday.