Easy Mexican Sopes


These Mexican sopes are a hit at any party. Serve this appetizer with a variety of toppings such as beans, cheese, and meat.

high angle looking at two Mexican Sopes on a plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
12 sopes


  • 3 cups masa harina

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 2 cups warm water, or as needed

  • 1 quart oil for frying


  1. Whisk masa harina and salt together in a bowl. Stir in enough water until dough is smooth and holds together.

    masa harina sopas dough

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  2. Form dough into twelve 2-inch balls. Place balls onto parchment paper and flatten to 1/2-inch thick circles.

    masa harina dough on tray

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  3. Heat oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  4. Working in batches, fry a few sopes at a time until lightly browned, about 30 seconds per side. Transfer with tongs to a paper towel-lined plate and let cool just until they can be handled, 2 to 3 minutes. Pinch the edges of each sope together to form a little boat.

  5. Return sopes to the hot oil and fry until golden and cooked through, 1 to 2 more minutes. Drain on paper towels.

    fried sopas

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You can use warm broth instead of warm water if desired. 

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
8g Fat
22g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 584mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Protein 3g
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 85mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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