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

Definition of tostada

: a tortilla fried in deep fat

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Or let Big’z do the creative work for you and get Big’z Chalupa Burger, which added a tostada with refried beans, melted cheddar cheese and pico de gallo to a half-pound burger patty ($8.49). Mike Sutter,, "52 Weeks of Burgers: Big’z Burger Joint," 21 June 2019 Vega’s mother would serve it the classic way as a hard-shell tostada dish with refried beans as the base topped with chicken tinga, shredded lettuce, crema, avocado slices and some crumbled Cotija cheese. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Welcome summer at Scoop San Diego’s inaugural ice cream festival," 20 June 2019 Among the other foodie trailblazers is Laja (on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list, along with nearby Corazón de Tierra)—René Redzepi raves about its off-menu vegetable tostada. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Next Great Food Scene, Beach Town, and More: The 2019 Trends We're Calling Now," 18 Dec. 2018 Enjoy $12 strawberry Prosecco and free appetizers (including one from the show), such as toro tuna tostada and kobe beef tortellini. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Best food and drink events in Phoenix this summer," 4 June 2018 Ceviches, cocteles and tostadas loaded with plump, cool sea creatures join the full complement of grilled, sauteed and fried standards in a spot that’s casual and bright with plenty of booze and a friendly staff. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "10 best late night Phoenix restaurants: Great pizza, burgers, Asian, comfort food," 8 June 2018 Los Sinaloenses Marisqueria is a bargain ceviche and tostada joint. Mosha Lundström Halbert, Vogue, "The Latina Cool Girl’s Guide to Mexico City," 4 June 2018 Tortilla and tostada chips was the second most popular salty snack with $5.2 billion in sales. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "H-E-B snack plant to rise in northwest Houston," 8 June 2018 Micheladas are served in terracotta mugs, and the raw tuna tostada is a must. Julia Sherman, Vogue, "Ceramics, Chilaquiles, and Micheladas: An Artist’s Guide to Guadalajara," 10 May 2018

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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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