Tacos are a natural staple of any good Mexican restaurant, but tostadas can be found just as frequently. Both dishes use tortillas and similar ingredients like lettuce, tomato, salsa, sour cream and proteins like beef, chicken, or beans. But what sets them apart?
Well, tostada in Spanish means “toasted,” and that’s just what it is. A tortilla toasted or fried into a delicious crunchy base for the meal. If you like adding crispy chips to your tacos, tostada might be something you want to try next time you’re at El Chubby’s.
Fun fact: Oaxaca, Mexico is known for its large pizza-sized tostadas.