Much loved by locals, Doña Julia makes dozens of varieties of gorditas day and night—it seems there's nary an hour when the place isn't full of people, in part because of the rock-bottom prices. In the wide-open entrance to the simple shop, you'll watch a woman shaping your fresh tortilla with her hands before putting it on the open fire. Many fillings are available, such as delicious regional specialties like beef tongue, rice with mole (a rich dark sauce, not an underground animal), rajas con queso (chili strips with cheese), and cactus. There are other locations around the city, including one on Avenida 5 de Mayo.
Hidalgo 409, in El Centro, Zacatecas, 98000, Mexico