If you grew up eating traditional Mexican cuisine, you're one of the lucky ones. Those who didn't now spend their lives in search of the real thing, only to find an authentic dish only a handful of times. Texans, however, are in luck because a San Antonio restaurant that specializes in gorditas is celebrating the dish with a day of nothing but Mexican food this month.
Doña Tota is a restaurant that prides itself in serving 100% native Mexican corn and flour gorditas.
On Sunday, February 9, from 6 to 9 p.m., Doña Tota is having a gordita eating contest where the winner will leave with much more than a full belly.
If you have yet to try this meaty Mexican dish, then now's your chance, whether you participate in the contest or not! The traditional dish consists of a masa pastry that is stuffed with cheese, meat, or any other preferred filling.
Guests who do and don't participate in the contest will have access to $1 gorditas from 5 p.m. until the restaurant closes.
You read that correctly, as many tasty meaty delights as you can handle for only $1 each.
For those who'd like a chance at the title of "San Antonio's Gordita Eating Champion," you'll want to keep reading.
Participants will have three minutes to eat as many of the pastries as possible and the best part is that they come in a variety of flavors.
If you're crowned the winner, you'll leave with free food, free merch, and a small cash prize.
Plus some serious bragging rights, obviously.
The restaurant is also allowing guests to BYOB, since, unfortunately, they don't sell alcohol.
Aside from the competition, it'll feel like a full-blown party from the moment you walk in until the moment you leave.
And you might possibly leave as a champion.
You can message Doña Tota through the event's official Facebook page, or give them a call at (210) 929-0004 to sign-up for the contest.
Oh and, better start unpacking those loose-fitting pants.
Gordita Eating Contest
When: Sunday, February 9
Address: 923 N TX-1604-LOOP E Suite 115, San Antonio, TX
Why You Need To Go: You could leave with free food, merch, and a small cash prize all for eating the most gorditas. Plus, $1 bites all night for everyone!