Checking Out the Local Food and Drink Scene
Mar 5, 2014
10:43 AM
The Chow Down

What’s That Wednesday: Tostadas a la Brasa

What’s That Wednesday: Tostadas a la Brasa


These hearty chicken tostadas will fill you up.


Chicken Tostadas 


A La Brasa 
15 N. Broom St.

How Much

$3 each

What's In It

- chicken
- beans
- cheese
- lettuce
- cilantro
- avocado
- sour cream
- salsa verde

Why This Dish 

Neighborhood restaurant A la Brasa, which translates to “from the grill,” recently revamped their Peruvian menu to incorporate a more Mexican feel. However, their chicken tostadas are one favorite that remains the same. Although, like many menu items, they are served a la carte, these tostadas are quite filling—and better yet, they’re loaded with lots of green veggies you can feel good about eating. Each bite contains a perfect combination of all the ingredients, and a side of salsa verde will give it some kick. Pair with a bottle of Jarritos or Inca Kola, Mexican and Peruvian soft drinks, respectively, to round out the meal. With its location below the Metropolitan Apartments, this casual spot can often get overlooked, but for the quality of food and incredibly low prices, you cannot afford to pass A la Brasa by. 

What's That Wednesday is a series in which we choose a food or drink item from the Madison area and break it down. Have an idea for a tasty drink or dish we should feature? Email or tweet your idea to @gmedquist using the #WhatsThat hashtag.

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