gor·​di·​ta | \ gȯr-ˈdē-tə How to pronounce gordita (audio) \

Definition of gordita

: a deep-fried pocket of cornmeal dough filled with a savory mixture

Examples of gordita in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web La 15 Y Salsas Restaurant Oaxaqueño Iridescent exterior paint job aside, Las 15 Y Salsas looks like any old neighborhood taco joint, conjuring visions of greasy gorditas and immolated carne asada. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The 10 best restaurants in north Phoenix," 24 Feb. 2020 The dishes appear to be traditional Mexican eats — but instead of beef, gorditas are filled with nopales, and tacos with vegan meat. Diego Mendoza-moyers, ExpressNews.com, "Rebel Mariposa of La Botanica serves up vegan dishes, activism," 9 Dec. 2019 For a hearty breakfast, try Benito’s poached eggs with masa gorditas, pulled pork, tomatillo, and avocado sauce. Jen Murphy, Condé Nast Traveler, "Downtown San José del Cabo Is Luring Visitors Out of the Resorts," 27 Feb. 2020 The oceanfront Taco Bell became a cheesy gordita unicorn. Peter Hartlaub, SFChronicle.com, "The world’s greatest Taco Bell is a cantina. But does it still have a soul?," 3 Dec. 2019 Las Milpas, which means cornfields - the environment in which Alonso Sr. worked as a youth - also maintained a few dining tables where customers could eat gorditas, menudo and caldo de reyes. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Local Mexican restaurant coming soon to downtown Huntsville," 18 Nov. 2019 Especially a sad trio of sloppy arepas, gordita-style South American masa cakes sloshed with greasy beef, soupy chicken and cheese that couldn’t be bothered to melt. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Zero-star restaurant review: Savor Bistro loses its way in San Antonio’s Stone Oak," 17 Oct. 2019 From that masa comes thick shells, fried strong and crisp, for a gateway taste of the corn that makes Lala’s puffy tacos and outstanding gorditas. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Cocktail from 188 South in New Braunfels tops September’s list of 5 things to eat and drink at San Antonio-area restaurants right now," 16 Sep. 2019 Lyrics filter out from El Comal de Rina, where women in ankle-length skirts — the outfit of the majority of the women of La Luz del Mundo — prepare quesadillas and gorditas to sell. Brittny Mejia, latimes.com, "Sex crime case renews tension in Mexico between Catholics and evangelical church," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of gordita

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gordita

Mexican Spanish, diminutive of gorda thick tortilla, from Spanish, feminine of gordo fat, thick, from Late Latin gurdus dull, blunt

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“Gordita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gordita. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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