When I first met Marco Torres, at a Mexican restaurant in the Heights, he introduced himself in a way that stuck with me. “Hi, I’m Marco, taco journalist,” he said, pointing to a tattoo on his arm of a taco inside the state outline of Texas. Let’s just say, I knew who to hit up when the idea of bringing on a taco columnist at Chron came up.
Torres, 41, is a freelance photographer and writer who covers food, music and entertainment in Houston, where he grew up and where he calls home. To locals who know him and have followed his work for years, especially on social media, he’s known simply as Marco from Houston.