Off the Wall: A Torta at Gorditas Aguascalientes

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This Top 5 from Geri Maria Harris on the city's best Mexican restaurants drew comments in the triple digits -- a perfect place to find a good one. Sweetmomo1's response was short and sweet: "Gorditas aguascalientes!!!"

I decided to keep things simple and order the milanesa torta -- my equivalent to ordering a club sandwich at an unfamiliar American cuisine establishment. The torta is a somewhat low-risk proposition, a kind of "get to know you" restaurant menu item. Have you ever had a terrible torta I haven't. They usually range from average to "Could I possibly consume two in one sitting?"

My torta at Gorditas Aguasaclientes was excellent. Gone is the lightly grilled soft bun. At Gorditas, it's a flakier shell with a soft interior.The bread is the star, but the rest of the cast and characters are all there -- tomatoes, lettuce, queso fresco, sour cream, refried beans, freshly sliced avocado, a touch of queso fresco and jalapenos. The fried, thin beef steak (milanesa) was just the perfect choice for this sandwich.

For under $4, the torta was a steal. That's right, at $3.95, I can't imagine a better deal in Houston. Great suggestion, Sweetmomo1. For my next trip to Gorditas, I may just get a gordita. Imagine that.



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Location Info

Gorditas Aguascalientes

6102 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


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142 comments
Nwafoodie
Nwafoodie

I hope she gets well... quickly!

Analog Girl
Analog Girl

Food news AND a great cause - double whammy delight!! Thanks for doing this :)

dug
dug

Get well soon.

Megan
Megan

And this is an awesome fundraiser for Linda! I've never met her, and don't know the specifics of her accident, but hopefully this can help her with medical bills.

Megan
Megan

Mmmm. That sandwich looks good. I'll have to go there when I'm in town next week.

Kevin Shalin
Kevin Shalin

Up to 123 comments, a little over an hour left. As you can see, multiple comments accepted.

Adavid
Adavid

Our best to Linda Salinas, hope she gets better VERY soon!

VonHaupstadt
VonHaupstadt

Orwellian, this. Something straight out of Mad Max.

Molly
Molly

Get well Linda!

Leah
Leah

Get well soon, Linda!

Kevin Shalin
Kevin Shalin

We are up to 84 comments! Thanks so much for participating...but this needs to be much HIGHER! 24 hours is up at 1:00pm--so please send in your comments!!!

Tara
Tara

Hoping for a speedy recovery for Linda.

Fredlynnutz
Fredlynnutz

Nice gesture, Kevin; but we shouldn't lose sight that universal health-care has been a political fight, and will continue to be a nasty battle with the Republicans trying to undo the advances that this Congress and President have made in that direction. You can imagine the hospital bill that Linda faces for a couple days in IC; it's going to bankrupt her personally, and it shouldn't be that way.

So, contribute if you like, but do something more effective: vote. And make your voice heard, so that we're not holding fundraisers all the time.

18tylenol
18tylenol

Thank YOU Kevin!

Your kindness and the kindness of the commenters here have helped buy Linda a whole lotta medical care.

Finneganwakeman
Finneganwakeman

Yeah, awesome! it can raise a maximum of .0001% of her hospital bill! ....Hooray!.... And if she opts not to use this $ to pay the hospital, they can sue to get it. Hoooray!

RisenorGr
RisenorGr

Thanks, and meanwhile young man, could you tell me about how much a hospital here charges per day?

RisenorGr
RisenorGr

Strikes me the same way. Then again, I'm not from the States.

SirRon
SirRon

If this hits 350 before 1pm, no more SirRon @ EOW.

SirRon
SirRon

Here you go Fredlynnutz and clones. If you get this up to 350 comments before 1pm, I'll retire here. +1

Go.

SirRon
SirRon

Kevin, what's the clock on this thing? How much more time do I have? (I think I'm going to owe you a coffee or something after this though) +1

SirRon
SirRon

Don't stop at healthcare, everything should be free! We literally print money!! Everything for everyone!!! Gorditas on the house!!!! {Ke/in} +1

SirRon
SirRon

Everyone is stupid. Fredlynnutz is a genius.

SirRon
SirRon

Fredlynnutz for President! He's got all the answers.

Kevin Shalin
Kevin Shalin

I'm sorry you choose to look at this situation in such a manner. But that's your opinion.

Kevin Shalin
Kevin Shalin

EOW without SirRon is like chili with no beans.

Fredlynnutz
Fredlynnutz

you can raise $25k, and it won't dent her bill

Klaghorn
Klaghorn

Don't worry, we trust you won't deplete your stock of inanities!

Gilbertgott
Gilbertgott

Travel Sir Ron, to the land of Sirs, where health-care costs are shared and the citizenry don't need to hold medical fundraisers for one another.

Galenwap
Galenwap

Proves he's not a thinking man right here: health-care isn't free. And it wouldn't be 'free'. The costs would be shared...kinda like were doing here, but on a national level. Put down that stein and travel a little Sir Ron.

Fredlynnutz
Fredlynnutz

Sir Ron does more drinking than thinking.Sir Ron for Jester!

Finneganwakeman
Finneganwakeman

I'm sorry that reality strikes you as a miserable attitude; I didn't mean to disturb your dream of really helping.

Kevin Shalin
Kevin Shalin

You strike me as a "glass half empty" kinda guy/girl. I put the "/" in there because I don't know you, and don't want to make a gender assumption. Would you be so kind as to take your miserable attitude to another one of my threads. It will feel a lot more at home there.

Finneganwakeman
Finneganwakeman

It's my 'opinion' that hospitals sue to recover debt, and receive judgments everyday?

It's my 'opinion' that her bill will be astronomical for surgery, and IC stay, and days of recovery?

Not sure I'd call those opinions.

My real opinion is that what you're doing is charitable, but....you know.

Kevin Shalin
Kevin Shalin

...or apple pie without a slice of cheddar cheese.

SirRon
SirRon

Kev, this is really killing my comment to liked comment ratio. :(

SirRon
SirRon

I don't think they are going to make it anyway.

Damianna1
Damianna1

...or a fish without a bicycle

SirRon
SirRon

I can call you Kev, right?

SirRon
SirRon

Sorry Kev, it's for a good cause. Plus, we don't want to let you down.

RisenorGr
RisenorGr

Apparently this oddity is quite normal to Sir Ron, an act of kindness even; not a sign that your system is badly broken. Bad policy shouldn't disguise itself as charity.

SirRon
SirRon

Absolutely. I'm dead serious. Of course.

Katymom34
Katymom34

Really, Sir Ron? Really? You didn't didn't just impugn the desire for better health-care by saying that you could use money for your crashed hard-drive and childcare? And that we ought to share the costs for those things as well.Must be my reading comprehension.

SirRon
SirRon

We didn't get to be so rich by using joint accounts. {\}

SirRon
SirRon

I'm not sure I said that, but you believe whatever you want to believe Katymom. I'm not working to maintain any integrity here on a food blog's message board. At the moment, I'm raising money.

Copingsawyer
Copingsawyer

fredlyn you're silly. having in-group fundraisers is the new direction of health-care in the world's richest countries!

Katymom34
Katymom34

According to Sir Ron's logic, we ought not to help Linda, cause there are plenty of other injured people out there...or just other good charities that ought to have your money.

Don't aspire for better-health-care, cause Sir Ron can name other problems.

SirRon
SirRon

Is this a rally for doing it? If so, I'm in. Thievwhatever, I can totally tell you are in to doing it.

Thievnmagpie
Thievnmagpie

do it because it's done elsewhere? uh, no, ronald.do it because we're all here holding a fundraiser. how bout that?

SirRon
SirRon

I bet you use “totally”, “absolutely”, “definitely”, and “amazing” a lot too.

SirRon
SirRon

Snappy comeback, because of course, that is obviously the only argument FOR universal health-care. Right? We must do it because it is done elsewhere. Anyone that thinks otherwise must think that it can never work and will lead us to socialism.

Thievnmagpie
Thievnmagpie

yeah, universal health-care is so complex, such new ground, how can we even mull the idea of it. it's never been tried elsewhere. it would lead down the road to socialism

SirRon
SirRon

We should all share the cost of childcare too. My daycare bill is insane. How am I to raise 2 children in my image on the kind of money I make?

SirRon
SirRon

My hard drive failed the other day. Can you calculate that bill under your new plan? Data recovery services are outrageous. Unfair even.

SirRon
SirRon

Since context is mostly irrelevant on the Internets, I'm going to print and frame where you said I was brilliant. +1

Gilbertgott
Gilbertgott

brilliant response. subtle humor too +2

SirRon
SirRon

Your rite. Most likely I'm not intellogint at all. +1

SirRon
SirRon

Wow... reading comprehension isn't your thing Galenwap. But Linda gets another buck outta this, so I'm cool with your ignorance.

SirRon
SirRon

+1 Fredlynnutz is rhymin all the timin

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