Tortilla

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Tortilla (Peninsular Spanish: [toɾˈtiʎa]; Mexican Spanish: [toɾˈtiʝa]; English: /tɔrˈtiː.ə/) means "little cake" in Spanish, and refers to several different foods eaten in various Spanish speaking countries and parts of the United States. In Mexico, Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica) and the United States, "tortilla" refers to a flatbread made from corn or wheat originally made by Mesoamerican peoples. In Spain, South America, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, "tortilla" refers to an omelette, with variations that can include vegetables such as onions and potatoes.

Tortillas have been used for many centuries in Mexico, where they are consumed year round. More recently, other countries have begun producing them to serve the expatriate Mexican market and the growing demand for Mexican food, particularly in North America, Europe and Eastern Asia. Mexican tortillas are most commonly prepared with meat to make dishes such as tacos, burritos, and enchiladas; however, there are many alternate versions without meat.

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