tos·​ta·​da | \ tō-ˈstä-də How to pronounce tostada (audio) \
variants: or less commonly tostado \ tō-​ˈstä-​(ˌ)dō How to pronounce tostada (audio) \

Definition of tostada

: a tortilla fried in deep fat

Examples of tostada in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Taco phenom Tacos Oscar always has a tostada on the menu that’s focused on seasonality. Cesar Hernandez, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Aug. 2022 Still, the tostada format is a vaguely thrilling change from frozen taquitos. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 29 July 2022 It Crunchwrap Supreme for $4.29 is essentially the tostada but wrapped in a giant tortilla then grilled. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 29 June 2022 It Crunchwrap Supreme for $4.29 is essentially the tostada but wrapped in a giant tortilla then grilled. Brett Molina, The Arizona Republic, 29 June 2022 The uni tostada arrives with a Sangría Tapatía, a refreshing blend of raicilla (which comes from the agave plant), chardonnay, lime, ginger and soda water. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 26 May 2022 Even with the impressive towers, the lobster rolls and the steamed clams, my heart belongs to the tostada. Jenn Harriscolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2022 These menu items include the chili con carne, the enchiladas de Tejas and the generous Mexico City dinner plate, which includes a beef taco, a cheese enchilada, a bean tostada, a chili tamale, guacamole, chili con queso, rice and beans. Emma Balter, Chron, 23 June 2022 Try the tuna tostada, coconut shrimp, or red snapper. J.d. Simkins, Sunset Magazine, 20 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tostada

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tostada

Mexican Spanish tostada, from Spanish, feminine of tostado, past participle of tostar to toast, roast, from Late Latin tostare — more at toast entry 2

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10 Aug 2022

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“Tostada.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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