Yummy cheap eats, LOUD ATMOSPHERE. The burritos are grossly huge, but yummy enough that you don't really care. The salsa bar is the highlight of this restaurant. Bring your earplugs, because they CRANK UP the tunes!
Healthy, fresh and expertly prepared Mexican standbys keep customers coming back to this Greenwood joint..
The front counter order-taker is likely to be the most cheerful person encountered in a day; and the food, considering price and quality, is about as good as it gets. That accounts for Gordito's youthful clientele and the wide spectrum of professional and blue-collar lunchtime burrito gobblers.
The lines that frequently spill onto the sidewalk indicate that there's something inside that makes it a little different from Seattle's typical Mexican joint. That something is huge portions of hot food at bargain prices. The restaurant also eliminates a lot of fat by leaving the lard out of beans and grilling rather than frying meats. Clients fill their bellies with a host of burrito choices, including the incredible burrito Grande, which requires two large flour tortillas to surround its mountain of fillings.
Huge, Cheap Burritos!. Aside from the free chips and salsa, all I eat here are the burritos, as reflected in this review, and heres why: a $6 burrito can easily provide 2-3 meals; an $8 burrito grande could last 4-5. Unfortunately, they dont offer a white-meat chicken option for their burritos, which would make these babies near perfect (and when I say baby, I mean that the burrito grande is about the size of a small infant). The rest of the ingredients are also fairly healthy: seasoned rice, black beans, freshly-diced tomato, lettuce, and diced jalapeno if you opt for a spicy burrito. If thats not tongue-burny enough for you, they also have a salsa bar with selections from mild to hot, and a fiery medley of pickled jalepeno, carrot, and onion if youre looking for some eye-watering fun disguised as a garnish.
Massive Burritos for little deneiro. Big and delicious, that pretty much sums up a Gorditio's Burrito. One of the mass market "mexican" restaurants recently claimed that "you need two hands to handle one of these", by that standard you would need about 16 hands to handle a Gorditios Grande Burrito. Ingredients are all fresh, the salsa is homemade, and the Gordito's Beer is good. Get the burritos to go though because the high ceilings and tile floors make it virtually impossible to hold a conversation in the dining area. Parking can be difficult as well. Rumor has it a second Gorditios will be opening sometime this year.
Big, Gigantic & Huge.
Gordito's serves the biggest burritos in the Northwest. I highly recommend splitting one with someone rather than trying to polish one off on your own. But they are great. Gordito's also has an interesting "family recipe" salsa and great agua frescas.
Parking isn't a problem but I have seen lines for Gordito's going down the sidewalk. But it is definitely worth waiting.
College Student's Dream.
Really low prices for great food - and lots of it. What more could a poor student wish for? I have found that ordering the burritos "wet" adds quite a bit of flavor, and recommend it strongly. A burrito is enough for one very large meal, or, should you like, two healthy meals. The burrito grande is quite large, and can be split between two-four people, depending on their appetites. Or, go for broke and try to down it in one sitting - possible, but not strongly recommended.
The lines are usually long around meal time, but they move quickly. Once you place your order, pick up your trusty pinata (Miguel's my favorite), grab some chips and salsa, take a seat at an open table, and wait for the food to be brought over. When you are done eating, clear your own plates and make room for the next crowd.
MUY BUENO. Talk about a hugh grubbin' chicken burrito that is so tasty, one cannot figure out why it is so cheap. Make it wet to add cheese sour cream, and ok tasting red sauce on top. Make sure to top it off with TONS of the cilantro/onion mix from their complimentary bar. And don't say no to the free chips and salsa (the salsa is warmed up). Hmmm hmmm tasty.
Wow! Excellent food, prices & portions.. If you want a lot of food that you can split with your beau and still have enough for lunch the next day, you've got to try their Burrito Grande. And that's for less than $9 w/ tax!!! The grand burrito's are huger than huge and filled with careful balance of tasty broiled chicken, black beans, a little cheese and delicious sauce. Unlike how most other restaurant's fish burritos are skimpy with a few flakes of fish, Gordito's fish burrito is incredible in taste and huge in portion. Then try their tasty corn chips and unforgetable warm salsa. You should also stop by the condiment area and try their other salsas. The chips and salsa are so good that you continue to eat that even after their fast service brings your burrito. All this in an atmosphere of loud lively music.
Gordito's is more than a restaurant, its a party.
Its music and fun and the food is always great.
The staff is not afraid to join in while you laugh and they are all hard workers but still they smile as you leave.
I highly recommend this to all that like Mexican food, The cooks are expert, but I say viva la Party!
A lively place with excellent food in generous portions. My weekly visit provides tasty snacks for several days. The food is authentic Mexican and I should know coming to Seattle from South Texas I've experienced all kinds. This is simply the best food provided by the friendliest people in town.
It's simply a joy to eat at Gorditos.
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