a tortilla fried until crisp
Origin of tostadaAmSp, origin, originally feminine of tostado, fried from Sp, toasted, past participle of tostar, to toast, roast from Vulgar Latin an unverified form tostare, to toast
nounpl. tos·ta·das, or tos·ta·dos
- A tortilla or tortilla chip deep-fried until crisp.
- A dish made by topping a tostada with various ingredients, such as refried beans, cheese, lettuce, meat, guacamole, salsa, or sour cream.
Origin of tostadaAmerican Spanish from Spanish feminine past participle of tostar to toast from Vulgar Latin tostāre ; see toast1.
From Spanish tostada.