Friday, April 22, 2011
Fast Food Review: Taco Bell Cheesy Double Decker Taco
But a couple days ago I was on my way to a particular restaurant when I got caught in one of those all-too-familiar traffic jams in the San Gabriel Valley these days. To those who live here, you know what I mean. To those who do not, I will keep this short: there are quite a few roads torn up these days, often for several-block-long stretches, despite the fact that only two or three people will be working in one small area. Some streets are almost impossible to travel on some days.
I was on one such street where I moved perhaps one block in 20 minutes. I took the lead from quite a few other cars and made a completely illegal maneuver to get the hell out of there. By this time I was incredibly hungry and I passed right by a Taco Bell. What the hell? I figured, I will try that silly-looing double decker taco.
I stood at the counter for several minutes before being acknowledged. (At least the employee apologized for the wait, which makes up for it almost completely in my book.) I ordered the taco for 89 cents. At that price I was expecting a tiny little thing; I was suprised that it actually had some heft in my hand when I received it a few minutes later. I unwrapped it and took a bite.
The beans that are advertised as being part of the layer between the two shells were almost non-existent. But then again I don't really like beans so I didn't care. The main flavor was the nacho cheese sauce. I'm not going to lie: it was not gourmet cheese. But it wasn't bad, certainly a step above that cheesy-sludge you get with movie theater nachos.
And I actually enjoyed the the taco. The contrast between the soft outer tortilla and crispy inner tortilla was nice and the taco itself, while never in danger of being mistaken for a hardshell taco from Rick's or Taco Lita, wasn't bad when sluiced with Taco Bell's new salsa, which I have not stopped enjoying.
While not necessarily being something that I will seek out to eat again, I was not disappointed with the Cheesy Double Decker Taco. Especially considering it was only 89 cents.
Posted by JustinM at 10:37 AM