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Del Taco

Chain of North American fast-food restaurants specializing in Mexican-style offerings

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Doing the marine crawl to the bathroom.

  • Jul 17, 2009
Rating:
+2
My old boss always gave me flack for going to Taco Johns  claiming it was "ghetto".  If Taco Johns is ghetto, then DelTaco is Detroit.  Not quite a warzone but not for the faint of heart.

Sporting a "taco tuesday" similar ot TJ, I had some high hopes going into my first Del Taco, but the brick a brak coloring all over the restaraunt with big colorful chairs made me feel I was sitting in a kids restaraunt.  Many of the boothes looked small and weren't clean.  I'm hoping it's just this one.

The food, well it was good but I did find myself hitting the bathroom not too much later.

Deltaco has burgers, and while they are tasty, it's a classic example of not getting what the picture shows you.

The talked about crinkle cut fries.  They honestly taste like Ore-Ida fries of the same name.  Maybe it's the extra stuff you can get on them that everyone likes them so much.  I asked the clerk behind the counter if they had anything like Taco John's Potato Ole's and he knew just what I was talking about having lived in the midwest, but sadly told me that they don't.

Del Taco wasn't bad and they did have helpful service but it's nothing to knock my socks off, more like blow my underpants off 30 minutes later.  Maybe I'll try them again someday.
Doing the marine crawl to the bathroom.

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Quick Tip by . November 25, 2010
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The "Veggie Works" burritos are so very good...I'm not a vegetarian so that's saying a lot. For a fast food restuarant Del Taco does a pretty good job at updating and changing their menu to include new and interesting items regularly.
review by . February 28, 2009
I keep mentioning this in many of my reviews, but it's really affected how I eat:  I'm a native of Southern California, living in Austin, Texas.  No Del Tacos here in Texas, much to my chagrin.    I miss having the option of going to Del Taco to grab a couple tacos, an incredibly tasty chicken quesadilla and a burger/fries.  There's nothin' like a Del Taco run after a night out drinking beer with your buddies (don't worry, your cab driver will drive you through …
review by . April 08, 2009
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I didn't eat at Del Taco until I was 20 years old. I believe the main reason for this is that I didn't smoke pot in high school*. You heard me. Del Taco is pothead food. Why? Because it's the only fast food open in the middle of the night and it's greasy and satisfying. Seriously- I imagine there's nothing better for the muchies. Potheads- am I right?    (This theory might also stem from the fact that I was finally introduced to Del Taco by my pothead ex-boyfriend. Maybe …
review by . December 11, 2008
I love Del Taco! I don't know what it is, but there's something about serving fries with "Mexican" food (note the quotation marks' sarcasm) that makes for a heavenly experience. Our local Del Taco knows my sister and me so well that they often throw in an extra drink for us for free!    I've got many favorites here, too many to list out, to be honest. But the following rank among my absolute musts whenever I visit:   Chicken Soft Tacos: These small tacos feature grilled …
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Del Taco, a competitor of Taco Bell, is a chain of Mexican-inspired fast food restaurants headquartered in Lake Forest, CA. In addition to serving Mexican-style foods, the menu includes burgers, fries, shakes, and other American fares. The company was founded in Yermo, CA and is currently owned by Sagittarius Brands. Like its competitor Taco Bell, Del Taco's menu features items that often stray from traditional Mexican ingredients and foods. Nonetheless, the company has done well, having opened 500 stores by 2008 in over 10 states.
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