Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Restaurant review: Dona Tota Gorditas in Dallas
Good, but three gorditas is the cutoff.
I decided to hit the streets looking for something new and stumbled on Doña Tota Gorditas. Doña Tota is a fast food chain from south of the border, with more than 250 locations in Mexico and only a handful in Texas. (This is the only one in Dallas.) Their specialty is gorditas, and lemme tell you, these little meat pockets are GOOD.
Another great thing about this place is the price. Each gordita comes in at under $2; oh, and the house-made salsas here are actually spicy (this is a huge factor for me). They make two different types, a red and a green. The red sauce has cream added to it, which gives it a tomato vodka sauce look, and the green sauce is made with tomatillo and fresh cilantro. Each salsa is made with a ton of serrano pepper, so don’t be fooled by my weak descriptions 'cause these things are SPICY! And I love 'em.
A lovely looking robot makes the glorious corn pockets that will soon be full of all sorts of stewed meats. They also offer a flour gordita for all the white people gringos out there.
Ahhhh yessss, the wall of pocket fillings. I tried all the flavors except the ones that came without meat 'cause veggie anything is gross, let alone veggie gorditas.
Okay, so on a final thought, Doña Tota Gorditas is a pretty good place, but I’m not going to lie -- after my third gordita everything started to taste the same, which isn’t really a bad thing. I just know now that three gorditas is the cut off. Also, Jarritos sodas are all good and everything, but i mean c’mon Doña, WHERE'S THE BEER AT!?
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