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Del Taco

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

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pothead paradise

  • Apr 8, 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 I'm bitter. Whatever. It still holds true.)

That said, damn but this stuff is good. Del Taco offers the typical fast-food, American-ized Mexican food you'd expect, with a few traditional/authetic surprises. For instance, where Taco Bell has soft and hard tacos only, Del Taco also offers their Tacos al Carbon- a prety decent take on the type of tacos you can buy on the street in virtualy any Mexican town. Their beans are also slow-cooked on-site and whole, as opposed to the Bell's Rosarita-lookin' canned things.

You can pretend you're being healthy and order a salad. The Mexican Caesar with Chicken is outstanding... and 740 calories. ESHK! There's really little hope of getting out of Del Taco with anything remotely healthy in your tummy, but it's a yummy treat.

Long story short: If you're drunk and/or high, Del Taco will satisfy you like no other... but you best start training for a marathon cause you'll be in major trouble.

*for the record: I still don't smoke pot.
exterior taco al carbon

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Quick Tip by . November 25, 2010
posted in Dining Out
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.
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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 . 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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