Wednesday, June 10, 2009


These totopostes, which are very, very thin tortillas made of masa that has been finely ground, come from the town of San Andres Tuxtla, Veracruz, my mother-in-law's hometown. They taste exquisite with black beans seasond with epazote, cheese, and salsa. Too bad my boyfriend ate them before i could take a picture of the prepared totopostes.


  1. Beautiful shot! My sister's fiancee is engaged to a guy from Mexico City. I eat with his family pretty much every week and have never come across totopostes -- there or anywhere else in NYC.

    Living in New York, I thought I had a good handle on Mexican food, but since most of the Mexicans here are from Puebla, maybe the food here doesn't cover the whole country.

    I'd love it if you could tell me whether totopostes are only eaten in Veracruz and what they're eaten with. Thanks!

  2. Hi David!
    Actually I would be extremely surprised to find totopostes anywhere in the States. I know they are eaten in parts of Veracruz and I think a few other regions of Mexico. I normally eat them with black beans, cheese, and salsa roja, but they are usd like a cracker and can be eaten with soup or meat or whatever you like, basically like a tostada.

    So you are familiar with pueblan food...have you ever had tinga? its delicious!