July 15, 2012

Taco Bell Cantina Chicken Burrito

cantina-burrito.jpgMany people (including myself) consider Taco Bell to be the go-to place when it comes to finding food that is both cheap and filling. With the introduction of the Cantina Bell menu, you can't help but feel like this is a radical change for the fast food company. Could it be possible to find more "gourmet" options coming from a place criticized for recycling the same 5 ingredients over and over again? I decided to find out by ordering the new Cantina Burrito, which is said to contain cilantro rice, black beans, roasted corn and pepper salsa, and much more. On the outside it was a bit unimpressive, as it looked like a standard Grilled Stuft Burrito. But everything changed once I took my first bite. Immediately I was introduced to the taste of plump and sweet corn kernels. Generous cuts of lettuce added a nice bit of crunch and freshened everything up. The guacamole was rich and seasoned well, and the rice was nice and fluffy- although the taste of cilantro was all but absent. I could go on continuing to describe each individual aspect of the burrito, but suffice it to say, I was quite shocked. I could've never imagined enjoying a burrito of this quality at a Taco Bell. Although this wasn't the best burrito I've ever had, I will definitely be trying it again. Congrats to Taco Bell for successfully breathing new life into an age-old formula.

Phoood rating: Outstanding!

Posted by Jin on July 15, 2012

Sorry but my burrito didn't look or taste like anything you discribed. It wasn't bad. The tortilla was well toasted, the chicken had a nice citrus flavor, and it was a lot of food for $5. However, most of the burrito inside consisted of a chunky soup type rice and corn mixture. Maybe more hot sauce would have helped.

Posted by: Linus at July 18, 2012 9:55 AM

Yeah right, might as well go to Chipotle and spend a dollar more.

Posted by: Lance Armweak at July 19, 2012 2:13 PM
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