The difference between a tostada and a tortilla is that the tostada is flat and made on a crispy tortilla shell that is usually corn.
A tortilla is what the tostada is made of and the tortilla is a flat, circular and typical food, similar to a thin flatbread, usually made from nixtamalized corn or wheat flour.
The Aztecs and other Nahuatl speakers called tortillas tlaxcalli.
Mexican Street Corn and easy Taco Salad are what I love to eat with my Tostadas.
Some good side dishes to serve with Tostadas are Slow Cooker Charro Beans, Restaurant-Style Mexican Rice, Mexican Restaurant-Style Cauliflower Rice, Mexican Street Corn, Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad, Charred Corn Salsa, Frijoles de la Olla and Easy Taco Salad.
These side dishes also go great with other Taco dishes as well.
Or they are even good to eat alone without anything else.
Tostadas are also messy and meant to be messy and the Tostadas are made with crispy fried corn tortillas and are topped with refried beans.
The word “Tostada” is Spanish for “toasted” and is the name of a Mexican dish that is served on a toasted or deep fried corn tortilla.
The actual tostada (the toasted corn tortilla) is the base of the recipe and is topped with refried beans, cheese, meat, lettuce, and other toppings.