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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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 The resurgent food court offers an abundance of handheld concoctions, from sake-poached octopus tostadas to fancy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Reif Larsen, The Seattle Times, "LA Reverential: A City’s Chill Spots," 1 Aug. 2018 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

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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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