[ toh-stah-duh; Spanish taws-tah-th ah ]
/ toʊˈstɑ də; Spanish tɔsˈtɑ ðɑ /

noun, plural tos·ta·das [toh-stah-duh z; Spanish taws-tah-th ahs] /toʊˈstɑ dəz; Spanish tɔsˈtɑ ðɑs/. Mexican Cookery.

a tortilla fried until crisp and usually topped with a variety of ingredients, as shredded meat or chicken, refried beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.
Also tos·ta·do [toh-stah-doh] /toʊˈstɑ doʊ/.

Origin of tostada

1935–40; < Mexican Spanish, noun use of past participle of Spanish tostar to toast1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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tostado (tɒˈstɑːdəʊ)

/ (tɒˈstɑːdə) /

noun plural -das or -dos

a crispy deep-fried tortilla topped with meat, cheese, and refried beans

Word Origin for tostada

Spanish, literally: toasted, past participle of tostar
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