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“Authentic is right!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gorditas Dona Tota Authentic

Gorditas Dona Tota Authentic
7053 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216 (North Central)
(210) 375-8200
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Ranked #654 of 4,107 Restaurants in San Antonio
Neighborhood: North Central
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Neighborhood: North Central
Pipe Creek, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Authentic is right!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

This place is very authentic& family friendly. You walk up and order at the counter and they call you when your order is ready for pickup.
The food is simple but good. Gorditas made fresh by hand right behind the counter where you can see. Major variety of fillings and a few different sides to choose from.

Visited May 2012
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  • English first
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
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121 reviews 121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Authentic and good for the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

This is a very simple place and is a chain in Mexico. The gorditas are small, but that is how they are in Mexico: prices range from $1.60 up depending on which filling you order. I love the simple picadillo with a glass of iced tea. The size is bigger than a half dollar, as one other reviewer reported: About 5" before being folded and filled with your goodies. I usually go here for a quick snack; if you want a large meal, this could get expensive for this simple type of food. I think of it as Mexican tapas. For what I get and the excellent flavor, I give it 3 stars.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio, TX
1 review
“Small and Pricey”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

I went here and the gorditas were good. However, they were about the size of a silver dollar....tiny and around $1.80 each. I also ordered a side of rice, which came in a condiment size foam container. I will not return.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Houston TX
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Gorditas may be authentic Mexican but not good food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2009

We love gorditas and have had them across the southwest. A couple of years ago, we had the best gorditas at a mexican food stall at "El Mercado" in San Antonio. We made a detour this year to stop to have gorditas at Dona Tota. Although there were a lot of choices of fillings and the ones we tried tasted good, the gorditas were terrible. They were small, tough and tasteless. They did not taste like they were deepfried because there was no crunch or any of the rich fried taste. There are no add ons like lettuce, tomatoes or even cheese. They were like eating leather coasters with tasting meat filling. We were disappointed and won't come back because if you don't care for the gorditas, there is no other choices on the menu except a couple of sides (rice & beans).

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Real Mexican gorditas. Chain from Mexico City. If you don't speak spanish, point at the menu.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2008

Real Mexican gorditas. Chain from Mexico City. If you don't speak spanish, point at the menu.

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