Tostilocos

Tostilocos is a delicious & fun snack made with Tostitos tortilla chips topped with layers of cucumber, jicama, Japanese-style peanuts, tamarindo candy, chamoy, hot sauce, lime juice and more!

A hand grabbing a tortilla chip from a platter

This awesomeness of a snack has no rules and everyone can use their creativity to prepare it their own way as long as Tostitos are used. Most street vendors in Mexico use plain Tostitos although some make them using Doritos chips, and call them “Dorilocos“.

However you decide to make them, Tostilocos are loaded to the MAX and are an explosion of flavors in your mouth!

Close up image of peanuts, churritos, tortilla chips, jicama and mango drizzled with chamoy

The history

You know how we Mexicans are, give us a basic ingredient and we’ll turn it into an extraordinary one! Adding layers of unimaginable flavors is our thing and this is how the history of Tostilocos began.

Their origin started in Tijuana Mexico by Javier Rodríguez, who created this recipe in the 1990s. Since then, this Mexican snack became very popular and has won him several culinary awards.

Even Sabritas (Tostitos’ main brand) has recognized Tostilocos as an official snack!

A big platter with tostilocos and limes on the side

The toppings

Now let’s talk about the most common & popular ingredients to present Tostilocos. See below for other “variations”.

You can make a single serving in a small bag or prepare a large serving platter (nacho style) for a group of people. I guarantee your guests will love to try something so different and fun!

  • Tostitos – they can be either plain, lime or salsa verde flavor.
  • chopped cucumbers 
  • chopped jicama
  • rielito (tamarind candy) – If you can’t find this, add dried spicy mango.
  • cueritos (pickled pork skins).
  • Japanese-style peanutsIf you can’t find these, you can add regular or spicy peanuts.
  • Homemade Chamoy or store bought
  • Valentina hot sauceCholula will work too.
  • lime Juice
Ingredients: Tostitos Tortila Chips, tamarindo candy, cucumber, jicama, mango, chamoy, chili powder, valentina hot sauce, and more!
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How to make Tostilocos

SERVING PRESENTATION OPTIONS

  • Option 1: Cut a bag of Tostitos length wise at the top. Leave the chips inside
  • Option 2: Spread the Tostitos chips on large serving platter, tray or baking dish.

ADD THE LAYERS

  • Top with a layer of cucumber, jicama, mango and your favorite topping
  • Sprinkle the Japanese peanuts, rielito (tamarind candy) and churritos if using any.
  • Drizzle with Chamoy, Valentina hot sauce and lime juice.
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Variations

I asked my family in Mexico to see what are their favorite ingredients to top Tostitos with and this is what they said:

  1. Japanese-style peanuts, chopped hot dogs, cucumbers, lime juice, salsas: valentina or huichol, chamoy, & clamato.
  2. Tostielotes: Tostitos topped with Mexican Street Corn
  3. Chopped mango, jicama, any tamarind candy, lime juice and lots of chamoy.
  4. Tostinachos: shredded beef like birria or barbacoa topped with melted yellow cheese, grated Oaxaca cheese and jalapeños.
  5. Corn, melted yellow cheese, grated Oaxaca cheese, jalapeños and Mexican crema.

As you can see, the variations are endless! Just top your tortilla chips with whatever you like and I bet they will be amazing!

A white platter with Tostilocos

FAQs

How do you say Tostilocos?

You pronounce it “toe-stee-low·kowz”.

Are Tostilocos vegan

Yes! These Tostilocos are vegan as the fruit, nuts & other toppings don’t contain any animal products. Other variations might but if you stick to the original ingredients, Tostilocos will be 100% Vegan!

Are Tostilocos healthy

The original version is loaded with fruits, tortilla chips and Mexican candies. While it’s not totally healthy, they’re not too bad if eaten in moderation.

More Delicious Mexican Snacks to Try:

Made it? Let me know how it went in the comment section below!

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Tostilocos

Servings 6 people
Ana Frias
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Tostilocos is a delicious & fun snack made with Tostitos tortilla chips topped with layers of cucumber, jicama, Japanese-style peanuts, tamarindo candy, chamoy, hot sauce, lime juice plus more!
6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 7 oz bags of Tostitos
  • 1 large cucumber chopped
  • 1 cup jicama chopped
  • 1 cup mango chopped
  • rielito (tamarind candy) Use as much as you want
  • 1 cup Cacahuates Japoneses (Japanese peanuts)
  • Valentina hot sauce se as much as you want
  • Chamoy se as much as you want
  • lime Juice se as much as you want
  • 3 tablespoons Chili lime seasoning homemade or Tajin

Instructions
 

Serving presentation

  • Option 1: Cut a bag of Tostitos length wise and leave the chips inside
  • Option 2: Spread the Tostitos chips on large serving platter, tray or baking dish.

Add the layers

  • Top with a layer of cucumber, jicama, mango and other of your favorite topping
  • Sprinkle the Japanese peanuts, tamarind candy and churritos if using any.
  • Drizzle with Chamoy, Valentina hot sauce, chili-lime seasoning (homemade or Tajin) and lime juice.

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*Ana’s Notes:

The calories noted below are for the Tostitos chips, cucumber, jicama & mango. The rest was not included since it depends on which items you use and how much you use. 

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NUTRITION

Serving: 1out of 6 | Sodium: 281mg | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 128mg | Calories: 379kcal | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 19g | Protein: 5g | Carbohydrates: 49g

The nutritional information and US conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. If this is important to you, please verify with your favourite nutrition calculator and/or unit conversion tool.

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11 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is one of the best recipes of any kind I’ve ever tried. I had never heard of these before, but they sounded so good I had to make them. They are AH-mazing!

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve never heard of this recipe but I love it! The refreshing crunch of the jicama and cucumber and sweetness of the mango go so well with the Tostitos! So fun too!

  3. 5 stars
    An amazing recipe! So easy to make and so much flavour and texture in it! Will definitely make this again! 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    This was absolutely loco for sure! I had never heard of tostilocos before, so thank you for introducing me to it! This was definitely a party on my taste buds with all the different layers and textures, so yummy, so fun 🙂