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“Authentic and good for the price” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gorditas Dona Tota Authentic

Gorditas Dona Tota Authentic
Ranked #471 of 4,519 Restaurants in San Antonio
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Shearer Hills / Ridgeview
San Antonio, Texas
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142 reviews
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“Authentic and good for the price”
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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  • English first
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English first
San Antonio, TX
1 review
“Small and Pricey”
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

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“Gorditas may be authentic Mexican but not good food”
2 of 5 bubbles 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).

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“Real Mexican gorditas. Chain from Mexico City. If you don't speak spanish, point at the menu.”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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