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

Definition of tostada 

: a tortilla fried in deep fat

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Tortilla and tostada chips were the second most popular salty snacks with $5.2 billion in sales. Paul Takahashi, San Antonio Express-News, "H-E-B snack plant to rise in northwest Houston," 13 June 2018 The company, best known for their burritos and bowls, announced the new options last week that will include Tex-Mex staples like quesadillas, nachos, an avocado tostada and a fresh salad with avocado-citrus dressing. Fox News, "Chipotle adds milkshakes, nachos to the menu," 24 June 2018 In other words, customers not craving an arm-sized burrito would be more likely to pop in for some chips and a side salad—or may add a tostada to their burrito order. Brittany Shoot, Fortune, "Chipotle Will Roll Out New Non-Burrito Menu Items Including a Milkshake," 21 June 2018 Go on an avo-crawl through the stands to try tostadas, salads, sandwiches, smoothies–and yes, toasts–featuring the California icon. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Best Things to Do This Week in L.A.," 18 June 2018 For a limited time, pick three select items for $2.99 including the chain’s party burrito, party taco, party quesadilla, party tostada or party nachos. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Cinco de Mayo brings $1 margaritas, $2 tacos and deals galore," 3 May 2018 Try their ceviche, topped with guacamole and served with a squid ink tostada ($14). Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Scoop ceviche at these 5 Chicago restaurants," 4 May 2017 Through May, the new Cave Creek location is offering a buy-one-get-one-half-off deal on two fish tacos with rice and beans ($9.50); or a beef taco and a bean tostada with lettuce, rice and beans ($9.50). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Cinco de Mayo deals: 40 restaurants for Mexican food specials, cheap beer and margaritas," 28 Apr. 2018 Ordinary corn tortillas are turned into crisp tostada shells that smell and taste like toasted corn. Kim Walker, Woman's Day, "Tostadas (in the Microwave!)," 5 Apr. 2012

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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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