Monday, March 16, 2009

Fast Food Review: Del Taco Crispy Shrimp Taco

I've written before how much I like Del Taco, and especially their promotions. Their mole chicken soft taco was really good, and years ago their Sonora Chicken Burrito was my favorite burrito. Their fries are my favorite fast food fries. Recently they brought back the Crispy Shrimp Tacos. I'm sure I tried them the last time, but I have no memory of it. Their fish tacos are my least favorite item on their menu (by far) and I wondered how good the shrimp would be.

It turns out, pretty damn good. They claim the shrimp are "dipped in a lime chili batter." I suppose this may be true, although I did not taste either of those flavors. Still, the shrimp were perfectly cooked. There weren't very many of them in the taco - maybe 4 or 5 - but for $1.89 I can't complain.

I was hungry and ordered a large order of fries. It's been a long time since I've ordered a large order, and I had forgotten how big it was. I took a picture next to a bottle of beer for perspective. And in case you're wondering, MGD 64 is very good. My friend Jim turned me onto it a couple months ago, claiming it tastes like Pacifico. I'm not sure I would go that far, but it still has a better taste than any other low-calorie beer out there.

I also squirted some "Del Inferno" hot sauce on the taco. It doesn't cause flames to shoot out of your mouth like the commercial suggests, but it is still a very spicy hot sauce.

This is another winner in Del Taco's line of fast food promotions.


TJM said...

You should revisit the classic - a soft taco with no lettuce leaving only the core ingredients of beef, cheese, and tortilla. Even without the hot sauce, it's still a masterpiece! I have at least six every morning for breakfast.

JustinM said...

"Revisit" that? I have never ordered one. As long as they have the chicken soft taco that is all I will ever order when I want a taco.

I do respect you eating those for breakfast, though.