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Taco Bell Cantina

I had some time to kill after work one day last week and I decided to explore the area. I came across a Taco Bell Cantina and decided to give it a shot. Taco Bell Cantina is like a fancy Taco Bell. They have the standard Taco Bell menu items, but they also have shareable meal baskets and alcohol. There’s no hard liquor but there’s beer, wine, and sangria. Alcohol is alcohol, and alcohol definitely makes Taco Bell better.

The layout of Taco Bell Cantinas are also a little different. They don’t have drive-through so you have to walk in to order. Flat screen TVs line the walls playing sports. There are big communal tables so you sometimes have to sit next to a stranger but it makes the restaurant feel more open and inviting. It definitely has a cooler vibe than your standard Taco Bell.

That being said, a Taco Bell Cantina is basically a Taco Bell that sells booze. That makes it better for me. The food isn’t any better. But I like beer and I like the fact that I can get a beer with my meal in lieu of Pepsi. Would I go back? Yeah, probably. But I’m not making it a priority.

Critically Rated at 10/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Taco Bell Cantina Steak Burrito

Eating at Taco Bell is never a great idea, but sometimes you get the craving for mystery meat wrapped in a fake tortilla. You’ll make the trek to Taco Bell and order a combo meal and regret it a few bites in. Taco Bell isn’t really known for its quality food. But now they have a new burrito, the Cantina Steak Burrito, and it almost tastes like a real burrito. It’s the closest thing to actual food that they have on the menu. It was created by Chef Lorena Garcia, and I don’t know who she is, but she’s all over the advertisements for it so I’m assuming she’s famous. It has thick cut marinated steak, black beans, Latin rice, romaine lettuce, guacamole, pico de gallo, corn, pepper salsa, and cilantro dressing. It sounds better than it actually is. It’s still Taco Bell, so it’s still terrible. But at least they are trying to make their food edible now.

Critically Rated at 11/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos

Taco Bell struck gold a few months ago when it launched their Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos. It was inevitable that there would be a sequel. And so now we have Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos. Americans like to put ranch on everything and apparently that includes fake Mexican fast food. I don’t know why they couldn’t have followed it up with Salsa Verde or another flavor that makes sense, but whatever. I tried it because I’m extreme like that and I live on the edge. I liked it. It wasn’t as ranchy as I thought it would be and that’s a good thing. It tastes like a regular shitty Taco Bell taco but with hints of Cool Ranch. Try it out. There’s really no reason not to. The crazy thing about them is all that fake Cool Ranch/Nacho Cheese powder doesn’t add any calories. A regular taco and a Doritos Locos taco are both 78 calories and 113 calories if you go Supreme. That really is crazy. There’s no cure for cancer, there’s no solution to global warming… but we got tacos figured out. Good job, scientists.

Critically Rated at 11/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Doritos Locos Tacos

People like tacos and people like Doritos. The bigwigs at Taco Bell realized this and decided to combine the two. Doritos Locos Tacos are Taco Supremes in a taco shell made out of Doritos Nacho Cheese flavored chips. It’s a pretty amazing concept, but it’s not the flavor revolution they were hoping for. It tastes like your typical shitty Taco Bell taco, but the shell is orange. You can hardly taste the Doritos shell. The only reason to try it is to tell people you tried it. I just hope that they don’t start making nachos with Doritos.

Critically Rated at 9/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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