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

Examples of tostada in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Served as a tostada, the shrimp is soaked in lime juice for 12 hours, chopped and then married to fresh onion, tomato and cilantro. cleveland, "Cinco de Mayo food, drink specials from 20 finalists in Greater Cleveland’s Best Mexican Restaurant contest," 4 May 2020 At the center is a tostada shell with dual functions, providing that eponymous crunch while also serving as a divider to the top layer, a bed of iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream. Gabe Bergado, Bon Appétit, "Taco Bell’s Crunchwrap Supreme Is a Gift From the Fast-Food Gods and I Don’t Care Who Hears Me Say It," 13 Feb. 2020 In Fullerton, fans in Bryant jerseys watched the service at a Mexican restaurant where Kobe Bryant had favored a tostada with carne asada and a carnitas plate. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, "Kobe and Gianna Bryant Mourned by Los Angeles in Star-Filled Tribute," 24 Feb. 2020 The menu includes grilled salmon salad on a corn tostada, red fish with tomato artichoke beurre blanc sauce, enchiladas with lump crab meat, chocolate strawberries and churros. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "Plan a special Valentine’s Day meal at one of these D-FW restaurants," 7 Feb. 2020 Rocky Point Seafood Restaurant Open since late 2019, this Mexican restaurant offers a variety of seafood cocktails and tostadas. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "Here are 9 new Gilbert restaurants for ice cream, coffee, tacos and more," 7 Feb. 2020 Here’s Carlos Salgado’s creamy atole de fresca from Taco Maria; Ray Garcia’s grilled asparagus tostada from Broken Spanish; and Jocelyn Ramirez’s vegan chilaquiles from Todo Verde. Los Angeles Times, "15 delicious Mexican recipes from our archives," 18 Sep. 2019 The menu, helmed by chef de cuisine Karime López, includes elevated yet lively dishes like pork buns, purple corn tostada, burgers, and tortellini. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Gucci’s Restaurant Just Got a Michelin Star," 7 Nov. 2019 Choose from starters like a lump crab tostada or crispy maple pork belly. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: 2019 Oktoberfest celebrations kick off Friday in El Cajon, Encinitas and Liberty Station," 26 Sep. 2019

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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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19 May 2020

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“Tostada.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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