From Our Editors
Taqueria-style Mexican food is different everywhere you go, but there’s one characteristic that sets Gorditos apart in a big way—the food is healthier. The team promises no trans fats, beans without lard, plenty of hearty vegetarian options, and salsas made entirely from fresh vegetables. Portion size is your call, though. The burrito grande stuffs enough meat or fajita-style tofu for several meals, which goes along with the restaurant’s claim that their food is so good, “you’ll want leftovers.” But if doggie bags aren’t your thing, ask to see the chiquito menu, which has smaller portion sizes of the same fresh tacos, burritos, and other meals from the regular menu.
Try This: Burrito Grande at Gorditos
Size is everything at Gorditos, where the most well-known menu item is the burrito grande, a tortilla-bound mass of customizable ingredients that one Seattle Times food writer reported as weighing in at 4 pounds. But it wasn’t until a customer took a picture of his burrito next to his similarly sized newborn baby in 2000 that a new trend was born. From then on, anyone bringing in their infant (up to a month old) and photographing it next to the burrito would get their dish for free. Even the Today show got in on the action, hosting some of the more impressive “baby burrito” pictures on their
website. You can see more of them on the baby burrito wall inside the restaurant.