It is unknown where tostones came from. Many Caribbean and Latin American countries say they made tostones. The recipe is known under different names. They are called patacones in Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Peru, and they are called tostones in Cuba, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, and Dominican Republic. In the Dominican Republic, they also go by the name platano frito or fritos verdes, and in Haiti they are also called bannann peze.