List of tortilla-based dishes

This is a list of tortilla-based dishes and foods that use the tortilla as a primary ingredient. A tortilla is a type of soft, thin flatbread made from finely ground corn or wheat flour that comes from Mexico and Central America. Originally derived from the corn tortilla (tortilla in Spanish means "small torta", or "small cake"), a bread of maize which predates the arrival of Europeans to the Americas, the wheat flour tortilla was an innovation after wheat was brought to the New World from Spain while this region was the colony of New Spain. It is made with an unleavened, water-based dough, pressed and cooked like corn tortillas.

A chimichanga with rice

Tortilla-based dishes

A burrito prepared with a flour tortilla
Tacos prepared with corn tortillas and a carnitas filling
Taquitos topped with guacamole
  • Alambre  Mexican food
  • Arizona cheese crisp  Cheese dish
  • Burrito  Tex-Mex dish consisting of a wheat flour tortilla wrapped to enclose the filling
  • Cachapa  Corn pancake from Venezuela
  • Chalupa  Mexican specialty dish
  • Chilaquiles  Traditional Mexican dish[1]
  • Chimichanga  Mexican and Southwestern American dish
  • Corn burrito
  • Don Tacos  Japanese snack food
  • Empalme  Mexico originated food
  • Enchilada  Corn tortilla rolled around a filling and covered with a sauce
  • Entomatada  Mexican dish made of folded corn tortilla fried and bathed in tomato sauce
  • Fajita  Tex-Mex dish
  • Flauta
  • Garnache[2]
  • Gordita  Mexican dish of masa stuffed with cheese, meat, or other fillings
  • Gringas  Variety of tacos
  • Güirila[3]
  • Huevos motuleños  Yucatán breakfast dish
  • Huevos rancheros  Mexican breakfast dish
  • Nachos  Tortilla chip dish
  • Pupusa  Salvadoran and Honduran food[4]
  • Quesabirria  Mexican dish
  • Quesadilla  Mexican dish of tortillas with melted cheese
  • Sincronizada  Mexican tortilla
  • Sope  Traditional Mexican dish
  • Taco  Mexican filled tortilla food
  • Talo  Unleavened maize flatbread from Basque Country
  • Taquito  Mexican food dish
  • Tlayuda
  • Tortilla chip  Snack food made from corn tortillas
  • Torta  Broad name for many breads
  • Tostada  Flat or bowl-shaped tortilla that is deep-fried or toasted

See also


  1. "Mexico One Plate At A Time". p. 138. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  2. "Spin the Globe: The Incredible Adventures of Frederick von Wigglebottom". p. 26. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  3. "Women Redefining the Experience of Food Insecurity". p. 57. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  4. "Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia [4 volumes]". Retrieved 19 January 2015.
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