Food - Drink
The Simple Additions That Turn Quesadillas Into Mulitas
By WILLIAM DELONG
If you’re a fan of quesadillas, you may want to try a mulita, a Mexican dish popular in Los Angeles that takes quesadillas up a notch. LA residents enjoy mulitas at taco trucks, food stands, carts, and Mexican restaurants across the region, and just one key ingredient turns an average quesadilla into a meaty mulita.
While quesadillas may include meat, this ingredient plays a much bigger role in mulitas, which have heaping piles of chicken, beef, or steak mixed with veggies layered between two corn tortillas. Quesadillas are more about melted cheese, and while mulitas do have a thin layer of cheese, it's there to complement the meat.
A mulita can also be piled high with other toppings, including peppers, guacamole, pico de gallo, and salsa. Whereas quesadillas are eaten with finger food, you'll need a fork and knife for a multi-stacked mulita; the dish is also made with corn tortillas, making them crispier than quesadillas, which are usually made with flour ones.