Earlier this month, Gorditos finally brought its "Mexican food with a healthy flair" back to the neighborhood, five months after the Greenwood gas explosion leveled several businesses and damaged many more.
Finally, you can fill up again on the 22-year-old restaurant's tacos, all-day breakfast, grilled meat plates, and famous Baby Burrito — so-called not because it's a tiny version of a burrito but because it's about the size of an actual newborn child. (If you want smaller versions of Gorditos' generous portions, you'll have to check the "chiquito" menu.)
All is not yet well at 213 N 85th St, though: Restaurant and building owner Shannon Ramirez tells The Stranger ten residents are still waiting to move back into their affordable housing upstairs due to city permitting delays in repairing a fire alarm panel. "Ramirez says that acquiring a permit for the work will take at least another week, a month past the initial August 2 move-in date given by the city and the contractors working on the building," the publication reports. As tenants like Hal Miller face ongoing homelessness, the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections denies that the city is to blame for delays.