Definition of gordita in US English:



  • (in Mexican cooking) a thick pancake made from cornmeal, typically split and filled with meat, cheese, or vegetables.

    • ‘If you get the combo platter number three ($6.95), you can get a gordita, a doblada, and a sope, and then fight it out with yourself over which version is your favorite.’
    • ‘The chlupas is a gordita that is fried and then baked giving it a crusty shell.’
    • ‘While an effort to drive dinner sales with Grande Meals was short lived, the chain bounced back with a greasier version of its Gordita known as the Chalupa, which has provided subsequent line extensions and halted the decline in same-store sales.’
    • ‘Their main menu items are gorditas, hand-sized, hollowed out, thick, fat corn tortillas - much like a pita pocket - filled with your choice of cheese, vegetables, meat, and condiments.’
    • ‘The house combination plate offers a gordita, a soft taco and a quesadilla.’


Mexican Spanish, literally ‘little fat one’.