cha·​lu·​pa | \ chä-ˈlü-pä How to pronounce chalupa (audio) , chə-ˈlü-pə\

Definition of chalupa

: a fried corn tortilla sometimes shaped like a boat and usually filled with a savory mixture (as of meat, vegetables, or cheese)

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Other burgers: Choosing the best burger was tough, because there were two other close contenders in the chalupa burger ($6.49) and the Southwest ($6.99). Chuck Blount,, "52 Weeks of Burgers: Mad Mack’s Burger Co.," 26 July 2019 June's All Day serves a French bistro-style menu with a Boursin omelette, croque-madame, and recommended egg white and black bean chalupa. Allison Bagley, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 Best Brunches in Austin," 4 Mar. 2018 Rivas Cafe, reopened in north Fort Worth. serves its classic combination platter with two enchiladas, two tacos and a chalupa. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Family-style dinner, BYOB wine new for Tanglewood-area lunch cafe," 1 July 2018 The trophy for the Skills Challenge winner should be an actual chalupa. Rohan Nadkarni,, "The Crossover’s Guide to NBA All-Star Weekend 2018," 15 Feb. 2018 Then there’s the breakfast chalupa in the a.m.; shaved ham, garlic aioli, and Dijon sandwich for lunch; and the chicken paillard for dinner. Bon Appetit, "June’s All Day," 1 Aug. 2017 Then there’s the breakfast chalupa in the a.m., shaved ham and butter sandwich for lunch, and the chicken paillard for dinner. Bon Appetit, "June's All Day," 1 Aug. 2017 Coming soon: rolled tacos, a double chalupa and a double cheesy gordita. Nancy Luna, Orange County Register, "Taco Bell’s future: 9,000 restaurants, $15 billion in sales — and nacho fries," 25 May 2017 While Taco Bell’s same-store sales handily topped estimates in the most recent quarter -- boosted by new items like a chalupa with a fried-chicken shell -- the U.S. market is becoming increasingly saturated. Leslie Patton,, "Taco Bell Adding Thousands of Stores in International Push," 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of chalupa

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chalupa

Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, boat, skiff, from French chaloupe

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