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What is the difference between a "Tostada and a Chalupa" (FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ACTUALLY COOK...LOL)

I made some tostadas today and came out mmmm good! But we were talking and someone said those were some delicious "chalupas" I was like huh! what is the difference.

Does anyone really know the difference? I feel so dumb.

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:06 PM on Oct. 4, 2009 in Food & Drink

Answers (7)
  • I think chalupas are just tostadas folded over like a taco would be.

    Answer by 3rdDay at 5:08 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • tostadas are a hard flat corn or flour tortilla with meat, beans, guacamole, lettuce etc... piled on top. a chalupa looks like a taco but has a thicker but soft shell.

    Answer by teardrop_7060 at 5:32 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • The only difference I see between the Tostada and the Chalupa is that not all Tostadas have meat. But some do! Chalupa is a corn tortilla dough fried in a boat shape; tostada is a tortilla fried until crisp. Both have a variety of fillings.


    Answer by vbruno at 5:35 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • i just asked my bf hes mexican lol so i figured hed know and he looked at me like i was stupid.a tostada is flat and a chalupa is folded over like a taco

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 5:38 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • I don't know about where you are..but where I live the biggest difference is a tosada is always on a fried CORN tortilla and a chalupa is on a fried FLOUR tortilla. The only place I've ever seen a 'chalupa' folded over is on Taco-Bell cimmercials.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 5:40 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • tostada*

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 5:40 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • what vbruno said....

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 1:28 AM on Oct. 5, 2009

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