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“Traditional Mexican Breakfast very well served!!”
Review of La Gorda

La Gorda
Ranked #62 of 1,118 Restaurants in Guadalajara
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Zurich, Switzerland
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“Traditional Mexican Breakfast very well served!!”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Down town Guadalajara, one street from the cathedral away, you will enjoy a proper mex breakfast - and of course with the gorgeous tortas ahogadas (bread rolls served with pork beef and topped with the traditional red chilly sauce. Additionally La Gorda serves eggs in all variations, fresh fruit (delicious), molletes, sopes, etc. Chilaquiles as a side dish are not too good (their are definitively better at La Chata. However the fried beans are much better at this place. Service is friendly, quick and professional. Good coffee and chocomilk. Even if you see a queue, don't abort the attempt to enter, it is worth to wait a bit. Price-wise it is a bit cheaper compared to the alternative and well-know restaurant La Chata, 50 meters on the same street away from La Gorda.
If you are down town, don't miss it.

  • Visited July 2013
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Switzerland
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“Excellent Pozole”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

If you want to try authentic mexican food, in a clean, nice and non-luxurious environment, this is the place. I have been twice, and both times the food was excellent, the service very good and the price hard to beat.

  • Visited July 2013
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Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
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42 reviews
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“Try the Mole”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

A local Guadalajaran friend of mine suggested La Gorda for dinner during my visit. We ate at the Chapultepec location, which offered a nice view across the avenue.

I ordered my friend's favorite, the chicken enchiladas with 50% pepian (sauce) and 50% mole sauce. Served along with onions, beans and rice, it was amazing.

Don't let the casual atmosphere fool you, this place has been serving quality Mexican food for over 50 years!

  • Visited May 2013
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent food, service could be better”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

La Gorda is one of the best Mexican food restaurants in Guadalajara. You won't be dissapointed. I recommend the "pozole doble carne" and "tostadas de pollo". They are so good! Nevertheless, the service could be a little bit better. They are always crowded, so be patient, they don't take reservations, you may need to make a line, which is more or less fast. This is a must if you are in Guadalajara. There are different locations, but the best is the one located at Ninos Heroes avenue.

  • Visited March 2013
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Cartagena, Colombia
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“¡La Gorda, es Buena!”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

I stopped by La Gorda unexpectedly after walking around all morning and found a delicious meal at a good price. There was a short line but Cesar the host kept the tables turning muy rapido. I noted other diners enjoying savory tacos, generous bowls of pozole and platillos of enchiladas. After asking my polite and efficient waiter about vegetarian dishes, Cesar approached and suggested the sopes plate with rajas (peppers), frijoles (beans) and dos quesos (2 cheeses). I ordered this tasty dish plus a tall, cold spicy Michelada and found it just right for lunch along with the warm gratis chips and flavorful salsa. ¡Gracias La Gorda, me gusta!

  • Visited November 2012
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