Sunday, May 12, 2019

Los Gorditos (SE Division)

Los Gorditos has two locations in Portland. This blog post covers the spot at the corner of SE 50th and Division.

Dang, how this part of Portland has changed. In a few years time, one food pod has shuttered here, another has popped up, and a number of commercial/condo buildings have surfaced. Traffic will certainly back up at peak times; the roads as built (1-2 lanes per direction) were not meant for larger traffic.

You'll get a menu and order at the counter. If dining in, you'll get a number and a server will get the food to you.

Hot sauce and condiments bar has four types of hot sauce and escabeche (pickled veggies that usually include onions, carrots, and jalapenos).

I got the Super Stacy Burrito ($8), which is a spicier version of their Stacy burrito. The Stacy has choice of meat, grilled onions, beans, rice, cheese, sour cream, red salsa, onion, and cilantro. The Super Stacy adds jalapenos and more salsa. Since I'm not a sour cream fan, I 86'd the sour cream.

For my choice of meat, I asked for lengua, one of my go-to meats whenever possible.

The flour tortilla is warmed and lightly browned, and true to the place's name, it's a fat burrito. More importantly, a very delicious burrito. Rice cooked perfectly, tender lengua.

NOTE: That's just a medium-spicy salsa in the background

I also enjoyed Los Gorditos' spiciest sauce at their condiment bar, which I presume is habanero-based.

My mom, still going strong with her vegetarian options, got a vegetarian soyrizo burrito ($8). Not used to the larger portion sizes, she mentioned being very fluffy afterwards. But it's OK because science. I tried the soyrizo and actually enjoyed it - just not as much as real meat, though.

Los Gorditos has some awesome burritos. Check them out if you're in Portland! 8.5/10

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