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The flavors of Juarez delight West Side foodies

The flavors of Juarez delight foodies

Blanca Rivas was missing her hometown in 2022, when she first set up her food truck, Gorditas Estilo Cd. Juarez, bringing the flavors of home to Odessa.

The city recently featured her delicious work. For her gorditas, Rivas starts with the basics: A thick tortilla made with corn or flour and then customers can choose a flavorful stew for the inside. People can select chicharron, roast, meat in red chili, barbecue, picadillo and arriero—or breakfast options like egg with ham, potatoes, chorizo and more.

From their new home at 10517 W. University Blvd. in Odessa, Rivas and her brother quickly started serving up their gorditas to Odessa’s West Side residents, as well as local companies.

The food truck starts serving its customers at 6 a.m. and continues until 2 p.m. Rivas told the City of Odessa that “She holds deep appreciation for every step of her journey, expressing gratitude for each client as a blessing.”

Find the Gorditas Estilo Cd. Juarez food truck at 10517 W. University Blvd. in Odessa. Questions? Contact the truck at (432) 307-4078 or learn more here.

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