A chimichanga with rice

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 and traditionally cooked on a comal (cookware). 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.

Tortilla-based dishes

A burrito prepared with a flour tortilla
Tacos prepared with corn tortillas and a carnitas filling
Taquitos topped with guacamole

See also


  1. ^ Bayless, Rick; Brownson, Jeanmarie; Bayless, Deann Groen (25 October 2000). Mexico One Plate At A Time. p. 138. ISBN 9780684841861. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  2. ^ Moldenhauer, Edward (30 December 2014). Spin the Globe: The Incredible Adventures of Frederick von Wigglebottom. p. 26. ISBN 9781490753089. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  3. ^ Page-Reeves, Janet (3 July 2014). Women Redefining the Experience of Food Insecurity. p. 57. ISBN 9780739185278. Retrieved 19 January 2015.