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Sopes are thick shells made from masa. The edges are pinched to create a wall that helps to encase the topping of your choice. Served as an “antojito,” craving sopes are usually small in size, topped with refried beans, cheese, chicken and salsa.  A popular street food sopes are easy to make and can be topped with about anything you can imagine.  I like to serve mine on the smaller side with a platter of options allowing everyone to customize their sope and sample a few.





Chicharrón En Salsa Verde

Cheesy Refried Beans

Salsa Frijoles de Olla

Easy Mexican Style Eggs

Brisket Dip



Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: makes 20 sopes


  • 4 cups MASECA Amarilla® corn masa flour
  • 2½ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Combine MASECA® Amarilla, water, and salt and knead for five minutes or until masa is no longer sticky. Divide into 20 small balls.
  2. Flatten into thick tortillas approximately three inches in diameter. On a hot skillet or griddle, cook each sope for one minute and then turn; cook until golden. Repeat with remaining masa balls.
  3. Hold each sope with side first cooked facing up; pinch edges to make a border.
  4. Be careful as sopes will be hot. Cover with a cloth to keep sopes warm and moist.
  5. Fry sopes in a skillet with a bit of oil until lightly golden; remove from skillet and drain.


Recipe from Maseca

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20 Responses to Sopes

  1. [...] to my rajas, but today I went with fresh corn and a handful of cilantro.  Over a piping hot sope fresh from the comal, pure [...]

  2. I’ve never heard of sopes before — but it looks so tempting :)
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  3. have made these many times, love these little boats filled with grilled meats and fresh veggies…
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  4. A great delicacy that, regrettable, I never tried!!
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  5. Never seen or heard of these before! But I’d surely like to give these a try.
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  6. Sound yummy! I may have to try these.
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  7. hahaha I ate sopes today! I just love them, specially with carnitas they are the best thing ever
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  8. Yum, I’m going to have to try these for sure!! :-) Love your blog!!

  9. Sopes are something I have never tried, but they sound wonderful! Will have to give them a try :)
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  10. Great idea to make them small with a variety of toppings to try. They sound wonderful!
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  11. I’ve never seen these before. The use of them sounds a lot like what we do here with Indian Fry Bread, but the bread itself is quite different. A sope is like having an open-faced tamale but the masa dough is fried. I LOVE it! I would top mine with beans, lots of green chile, cheese, tomatoes and lettuce. WOW – I just made myself very hungry! :)
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  12. Yum! These sound delicious.
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  13. Mmmmm…I love sopes…especially topped with frijoles con chorizo, cabbage w/ lime, crema, salsa, and queso fresco. Oh my goodness…I want some now!
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  14. Love these!
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  15. I have always wanted to make these but was afraid they’d be too complicated. This makes it seems much easier than I expected!
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  16. A great speciality. Something I’d enjoy!



  17. these look and sound amazing! Easy too! I love the idea of adding some bbq pork to it or something.CAn’t wait to try!

  18. I’ve never made Sopes! I’m actually not sure if I’ve even tried them but I know I’d love them!
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  19. I recently tried sopes for the first time and I love them. Now I’ll try to make them myselft. I like your recipe.
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