The term "gordita" literally means "little fat one" and is commonly used as a term of endearment for women and girls (although not in our house!!!)...in Mexico, however, it is also a very yummy food! Gorditas can be made of cornmeal or flour and are stuffed with a variety of fillings. When we first arrived in Mexico last fall, the kids didn't care much for them, but now they look forward to trips to Doña Tota! :) It's good to see them adapting to the food here...
Says "More than a 100 million gorditas sold!
...years of tradition, experience, continual success and clients served!"
Sorry, didn't catch how many years exactly...
Doña Tota gorditas...oh, so yummy!
Says "Gorditas of flour and of corn"
Prices are in pesos, about 55 cents per gordita.
I like the Cochinita Pibil and the Pollito Pibil, which
is shredded pork and chicken in a red sauce.
Cheese can be added for an extra cost.
We usually get the Picadillo for the kids,
it's ground beef with chopped vegetables
that is not spicy at all.
Most of the rest of the fillings are quite spicy!
We are in Mexico, after all...
Rolling out the flour gorditas...
Next, they are placed on the griddle...
Closer look at the griddle...the press is used to make
them poof in the middle so they can easily be filled.
After that, the gorditas are filled to order.
You have to order and pay at the cash register
and then get your order when your number is called.