What would Mexico be without gorditas? The mere thought makes us weep. These exquisite thick tortillas made of corn dough and filled with a variety of ingredients like chicharrón, beans, meat, or cheese, topped with a little green or red salsita are the true stars of the Mexican garnacha tradition.
The gordita is so famous that even Taste Atlas, the renowned culinary guide that promotes international cuisine, considers it one of the best street foods in the world.If you are up for it, pair your gordita with a tepache or, for the more discreet, an agua fresca. In any case, here are 5 of the best places to try Mexico City’s most exquisite gorditas.
Carnitas El Chulo
This little place located in Roma Norte is known for its gigantic gorditas that can weigh up to a kilo and a half. Their specialty is carnitas with cheese and guacamole sauce, onion and chopped cilantro. The challenge? If you finish it in less than 20 minutes, your gordita is free.
Insurgentes Sur (esquina con Querétaro), Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 7047 3728
For those looking for a slightly smaller gordita, don’t worry, Baby Gorditas has your back. The stall, which has been in Coyoacán for more than 20 years, offers mini gorditas made with chicharrón, potato, beans, fresh cheese, cilantro, onion, and green or red salsa. Just the right size!
D. Av. Miguel Ángel de Quevedo 969, Parque San Andrés, Coyoacán
Antojitos La Torre
For many, these are the best gorditas in the area. Their star ingredient is chicharrón, although you can also order them with cactus or egg. If you want to immerse yourself in the experience, we recommend you have it with a tepache, a drink made from fermented pineapple rind.
Beethoven 212, Peralvillo, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 8494 1839
Gorditas Las Güeras
With a tradition that dates back to 1967, this Coyoacán business is a must if you’re a true fan of gorditas. Here you can find chicharrón, cheese, bean, pastor, suadero, or three cheeses. You can accompany them with aguas frescas made from hibiscus, coconut or tamarind.
Prolongación Santa Tecla 551, Los Reyes, Coyoacán
T. 56 1167 8405
A classic of classics. Although there are many gordita stalls in this neighborhood, one of our favorites is Gorditas Mixcoac, which is located inside the market. The place has over 40 years of history behind it and a menu that includes gorditas made with chicken tinga, Oaxaca cheese, cream cheese, and steak.
Tiziano 197-1, Mixcoac, Benito Juárez
T. 55 1937 3850