Tuck Shop vs. Comedor Guadalajara: Tostada Scrap

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Rachel Miller
The Tuck Shop duck tostada.

Tostadas appear on many a Mexican or Tex-Mex menu, fried tortilla swathed with beans, chopped meat, cheese or sometimes with ceviche. The word "tostada" in Spanish means "toasted," harkening to the crisp tortilla that stands as the base.

Tostadas dishes give new life to stale tortillas, where after frying they are utilized as the vehicle for tasty morsels. Many non-Mexican restaurants are now transforming and adapting this toasted treat new and interesting approaches.

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Rachel Miller
The Tuck Shop duck tostada is delicious with a glass of Arizona red wine.

In This Corner: Tuck Shop

The Setup: In a repurposed house in the Coronado Historic District, Tuck Shop has been offering up comfort food like beer battered cheese curds and dates stuffed with Schreiner's chorizo, gruyere and arugula. Expanding outside Tuck Shop, their newly revamped Astor House next door serves up "Coronado 'Cue," and their coffee and breakfast joint Vovomeena will help cure that hangover.

Duck Tostadas at Tuck Shop are served two to a plate. Plum roasted duck, red cabbage, jicama, cilantro, and crema are stacked on a crisp tortilla accompanied by a side of the plum jus.

The Good: Awesome flavor combination. The duck is tender and flavorful, hinting of the lusty plum jus, while the cabbage, jicama, and the tostada add a crunch. Rounded out with some creaminess from the crema.

The Bad: It needed a bit more acid to cut the richness of the meat.

Location Info

Tuck Shop

2245 N. 12th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Comedor Guadalajara

1830 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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