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Taco Bell grilled taquitos?

Velma Feb 19, 2007 12:10 PM

Perhaps I need some education on the definition of Mexican food items but Taco Bell is now selling "grilled" flour taquitos. I love taquitos and always thought they were corn tortillas wrapped tightly around beef or chicken and deep fried. Aren't the so called grilled taquitos really just a variation on quesadillas? We bought some anyway and I should have known better.

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    leepinleemur RE: Velma Feb 19, 2007 12:43 PM

    Yeah I tend to agree. I also got suckered into it and realized they are SOFT. They really aren't taquitos and were pretty bad for what they were also.

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      rockycat RE: leepinleemur Feb 20, 2007 09:40 AM

      Same here. I love TB and eat there far too often, but these things are just plain bad. I assume they were engineered for eating in the car the way many new fast food items are but you can't dip them in sauce while driving. And with a sauce they're bad. Without a sauce they're pretty awful.

    2. Lobstah RE: Velma Feb 19, 2007 12:47 PM

      Bleah! that sounds like the green burrito crispy taco shells, which are fried to be crispy and soaked in wet sauce and end up being limp and clammy.

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        dtud RE: Velma Feb 20, 2007 09:16 AM

        TB does not have a deep fat fryer - so they can't make real taquitos.

        the "taquitos" were kind of just like a mini grilled stuff burrito. i didn't think they were terrible - but i probably will not order them again.

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          Newkie RE: dtud Mar 1, 2007 02:00 PM

          They actually do have deep fat fryers, which they use to cook the empanadas, as well as a few other things like the potatoes.

          And I agree. They taste fine, but not a repeat iteam. However maybe we're not the target audience since they were designed for people who dine while driving.

        2. brekkie_fan RE: Velma Mar 1, 2007 10:54 PM

          yeah...i ended up preferring the El Pollo Loco across from it and their $1 taquitos. . . . which were what I was expecting from a chain.

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            jimn01 RE: Velma Apr 3, 2007 04:19 PM

            While I plead guilty to occasionally eating TB's soft tacos, nothing here is appears anyway authentic. Most stuff is based on flour, and last I looked most (not all) mexican cuisine is based on corn. Why shouldn't the butcher the taquito as well?

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              justagthing RE: Velma Apr 3, 2007 04:48 PM

              These remind me of Taco Time's product. not sure if they called theirs a taco or burrito, but it is rolled and deep fried in a flour shell. some people love em and some don't. I didn't care for them. Not sure if we have any Taco Time's here still, but they are abundant in WA

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