Tostada (Cheese and Beans)

How to make Tostada (Cheese and Beans)

Tostada from Taco Palenque features a toasted tortilla, refried beans, delicious picadillo made with the house recipe, lettuce, tomato, and shredded Cheddar cheese.

If you want to prepare this dish at home, then you can follow the below recipe that we have modified for your convenience. Before preparing this dish, you should arrange the required ingredients that you need during the preparation.


Tostada from Taco Palenque features toasted tortilla, refried beans and grated cheddar cheese as its main ingredient. However, to prepare this dish, you need a few other ingredients that you have to arrange before preparing this dish at home.

  • Tortillas
  • Salt
  • Pepper powder
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 can of refried beans
  • Lettuce leaves shredded
  • Tomatoes thinly sliced
  • Picadillo


Method of Preparation

  1. To begin with the recipe, first you have to cook the refried beans. After you are done with the beans, season it with salt and pepper powder. Let it cool for sometime. Then mash it as per your requirements. Keep the beans aside and move on to the next step.
  2. Toast the tortillas in a pan until it becomes crispy.
  3. To assemble the recipe, add refried beans, shredded lettuce leaves, tomato, and picadillo on the tortilla. Then top the dish with some grated cheddar cheese.
  4. Put the tostada in the oven and bake for 1-2 minutes until the cheese melts. 
  5. Now your dish is ready to serve.


Nutrition Facts

There are 600 calories in 1 serving of Tostada from Taco Palenque; most of the calories come from carbohydrates and fat. Let us discuss all the nutrients that we get from 1 serving of Tostada from Taco Palenque.

  • Serving Size (g): 1 serving (282g)
  • Calories: 600
  • Fat cal(g): 370
  • Fat (g): 41
  • Saturated fat: 20
  • Trans fat(g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 90
  • Sodium (mg): 1060
  • Carbs (g): 29
  • Fiber (g): 13
  • Sugar (g): 2
  • Prot (g): 26
  • Vit A %: 110%
  • Vit C %: 15%
  • Calcium%: 60%
  • Iron %: 10%


* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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Dan D.

San Antonio, TX


WOW!  Visit this taco restaurant just for the tortillas and tostada bar with the vast selection of salsas and condiments.


Gabriel C.

Laredo, TX


Be sure to check your order when you go drive through. No lettuce on my tostada.  I had to cut my own lettuce to make this work.  Sad.


Reviewed September 29, 2015

Always fresh and tasty

This little place, now called Taco Noteno, is a great hidden gem. They consistently have the freshest and tastiest, mexican food. The happy hour beer special is another attraction. Chicken tostadas are totally awesome, as is everything they serve.


Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Tacos Norteños Sign

Whether it is Tacos Norteños or Tacos Palenque this is a great authentic restaurant. You feel like you are in Mexico. I personally like the tostadas with barbacoa or carnitas and my sister likes the tacos with Asada and chorizo. Great food and the prices very reasonable.

The Most Popular Queries

How can I modify the Tostada?

Ans: You can modify or customize your tostada in several ways. You can add your favourite vegetables to enhance the taste of this dish. If you are a meat lover you can add seasoned and cooked beef or chicken to your favourite Tostada, which will taste even better.

Latest News

Taco Palenque brings back Carne Guisada Plate and Taco for a limited time 

Taco Palenque is bringing back two most popular dishes; Carne Guisada Plate and Carne Guisada Taco for a limited period of time. The chain has announced this news on their official Facebook Page.

The post is as follows:

Feast your eyes on our Carne Guisada Plate & Taco!

Swing by and try them out, before they go away!


Available at your favorite Taco Palenque location for a limited time.