flau·​ta | \ ˈflau̇-tə How to pronounce flauta (audio) \

Definition of flauta

: a usually corn tortilla rolled tightly around a filling (as of meat) and deep-fried

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On the menu: Food includes build-your-own omelettes, wings, loaded nachos and chicken flautas while drinks include chocolate martinis, mai tais and signature cocktails such as the Melon-Rita. Jessi Virtusio, Daily Southtown, "Slapshots Sports Bar & Grill in Midlothian aims for family friendly atmosphere," 13 June 2019 The menu, developed by chef Cesar Reyes, features entrees like chicken flautas, fajitas and pollo asada priced from $12 to $14. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Tequila-centric Madero’s opens in former Casa Rustica space," 13 June 2019 One focuses on fruits, meats, and veggies, while the other is filled with stalls serving full meals (expect plates like flautas or birria), juices, and pastries. Scarlett Lindeman, Condé Nast Traveler, "13 Best Markets in Mexico City," 5 Mar. 2018 Specialties: Mexican fare such as enchiladas, burritos, tacos, steaks, nachos, Mexican pizza, tamales, flautas, chimichangas, taco salad, seafood, tostadas and nine kinds of fajitas. Plus flan and fried ice cream for dessert. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Lake County News-Sun, "El Puerto's menu is full of owner specialties," 13 July 2018 Or do like the locals and sit at the bar making a lunch of a wedge of Spanish omelet and a flauta (a slender baguette) of jamón Serrano and fresh tomato. Andrew Ferren, WSJ, "How to Spend an Indulgent Day in Madrid for $2,400—or $400," 13 June 2018 The relatively svelte burrito looks more like a flauta than a steroidal Chipotle creation. Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "A guide to eating your way through Chicago's West Side," 19 Oct. 2017 Casa Corazon Restaurant Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this Mexican restaurant on 16th Street, south of Thomas Road, serves huevos rancheros, ceviche, enchiladas, burritos, flautas and chiles en nogada. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "31 new restaurants opened in Phoenix in April, chains and independents," 1 May 2018 Mejia: Chicken, and also my mom's chorizo and potato hash, and this dish called flautas. David Sharos, Naperville Sun, "Chef's Choice: Cooking from scratch the way to this chef's heart," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of flauta

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flauta

American Spanish, literally, flute

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