Definition of gordita
: a deep-fried pocket of cornmeal dough filled with a savory mixture
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Your choice of steak, chicken, pastor or carnitas is piled high on a base of either fried masa (sope) or folded into a masa pouch (gordita).
The menu also includes regular street tacos, Mexico-style enchiladas, handmade sopes and gorditas, daily soup specials and a $7.75 combo platter.
Seven dollars gets me a massive gordita brimming with refried beans, salsa, onions, and flecks of hot sauce hiding in the cornmeal shell’s crevices.
Divide the mixture among the gorditas, stuffing ¼ cup into each pocket.
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Origin and Etymology of gordita
Mexican Spanish, diminutive of gorda thick tortilla, from Spanish, feminine of gordo fat, thick, from Late Latin gurdus dull, blunt
First Known Use: 1843See Words from the same year
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