San Antonio gordita shop expands to the North Side – San Antonio Business Journal – San Antonio Business Journal

A San Antonio gorditas spot has expanded its local footprint with a new shop on the North Side, serving up variations of the Mexican favorite, as well as a few other specialities popular in the Mexican state of Coahuila.
Gorditas Mi Torreón opened its second location at 3905 San Pedro Ave. near Olmos Park on Dec. 6, filling a vacant space in the Plaza Centro America complex.
Co-founder Vanessa Sifuentes said the business she started with her father Rodolfo Mota is inspired by the memory of her mother, Rosalinda Espinoza, and her cooking.
«All of the food prepared here were her recipes. What we want to do is bring a little bit of Torreón to all the people that are from there because our food is real, authentic Mexican food.»
The menu includes gorditas al carbon (charcoal-cooked) on a choice of flour or corn with a plethora of fresh fillings, café de olla — a Mexican spiced coffee — Mexican sodas and flautas.
Unlike many other gorditas available in South Texas, the shop never fries its sandwiches.
The San Pedro location has murals of landmarks from Torreón.
Sifuentes said that unlike many other local businesses, the shop didn’t have any issues due to the supply shortages because of the pandemic.
«Thankfully, we haven’t had any problems and the plan is to open up three locations in total. We want to finish setting up our second location, because of course, there’s things that are new for us.»
She said the family-owned business has also been flooded from support from the community.
«The reason we decided to expand was in fact at the request of our clients. Our first store was very small so many asked for something else — they have responded much better than we expected.»
The original South Side location at 5201 S. Flores St. remains open.
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