Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Taco Bell - Pacific Shrimp Taco
Ok, in all seriousness, it is nice that they are offering something free to the older folks, but couldn't it have been an actual food item off the value menu?
The beef taco was crunchy and beefy, with loads of lettuce, tomato and cheese that elevate it a bit above the unremarkable. Adding some sauce makes it a decent choice for a buck. The Beefy 5 Layer Burrito, also a buck, is a fantastic deal, however. I think it has become my new favorite on their value section of the menu. It has loads and loads of cheese, and I think it is about twice as hefty as the taco as far as filling you up.
One of the more interesting discoveries I made while visiting was in the sauce department. For about the last decade, I've never used any of the sauces when I ate at Taco Bell. I guess I already think of the food as spicy, and evidently I was thinking that there wasn't any reason to add more spices. However, this time I was looking at the sauces and decided to try Salsa Verde and Fire Roasted. Surprisingly, I very much liked both! Neither was hot at all, but they had excellent flavor. The Verde has a tangy sweet taste, while the Fire Roasted has an appropriate smoky tomato flavor. Good job to these guys for coming up with a couple of sauces I would like to have at home.
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