April 14, 2010

Taco Bell Salsa Roja Tortada

tortada.jpgTaco Bell is a master of making up names for their products that don't exist in the real world. Big Enchilada? Enchirito! Tortilla wrapped around a tostada? Crunchwrap Supreme! Big nacho plate? Nachos Bellgrande! So it's no surprise that Taco Bell went this route when they introduced their new food item, the Tortada. This time Taco Bell decided to combine the words Torta (a traditional Mexican sandwich) and tostada (basically a flat crunchy taco). What's odd about this fusion is that there is no cruchy shell a la tostadas, and the final product is about as close to a Torta as a quesadilla. Nevertheless Taco Bell wants to promote this item as a pseudo-sandwich. The Tortada comes in two variations, the Salsa Roja, and the Bacon Ranch, both with "fire grilled marinated all white meat chicken" (though to be honest, this chicken didn't seem any different than the kind they put in their quesadillas). The basic setup for the Salsa Roja tortada is chicken, cheese, fiesta salsa, and it's namesake, salsa roja, all wrapped up in a tortilla that has been folded into a square and then grilled. So basically, Taco Bell has once again taken ingredients it already has and combined them to make a semi-new item, though in all honesty, this one really seems like the Taco Bell execs were running out of ideas, as this is basically a revamped crunchwrap supreme. I was really looking forward to the salsa roja, which is the only new ingredient in the Tortada, unfortunately, there was very little in the mix and the fiesta salsa definitely dominated the taste. Overall, this isn't a bad product by any means. It definitely lacks in originality, and I would appreciate another pass with the salsa roja bottle, but it was still tasty and worth a second chance.

Phoood rating: So-so

Posted by Ben on April 14, 2010

man. taco bells shit is all the same. you can try all the shit on their menu but end up coming back to their basic beef and cheese taco.

Posted by: a at April 16, 2010 11:56 AM

I agree. I went to carl's jr Green Buritto today and had a Nacho Taco, it was really good. It was a nice change of pace for a fast food taco, the shell was different then the generic taco bell shell. Their was a lot of beef and nacho cheese, cost a buck. I'd like to see your review of the Nacho Taco!

Posted by: niner21 at April 28, 2010 1:36 PM

no comment

Posted by: THEMBO KISINZERE at December 15, 2010 5:19 AM
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