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Mar 7, 2012 08:38 AM

Del Taco

Hey Hounds

So we get commercials for Del Taco on our TV quite a bit. Mrs. Sippi has been mentioning lately how she'd like to try it and see if it's worth they hype. Since there's one pretty much right off the interstate on the way down yonder at Easter I'll appease her. I personally could care less but I assume we'll vote on whether or not to pay a visit and I'll lose 1 - 0. So don't try and talk me out of this. She wants to, we're doing it.

So.....with that in mind, what items stand head and shoulders above others??
I've see there's a "Secret menu". Do I need to try something off there??

Any other tips would be great. Thanks


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  1. what secret menu? We haave one here in SO that I hit occasionally. They have both "American" and "Mexican"tacos.
    Hmm. I'll be back. :)

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    1. re: bbqboy

      I found a thread on the chains board. Here is the quote I read; "The ex-Naugles 'bun taco' at Del Taco is very similar. You will have to ask for it (a so-called secret menu item :-\ ) and some locations may not make it. Tariff is about $2" From Dec '10


    2. They are one step above Taco John's (Taco John's being the worst). Their hard shell tacos are .49/ea in my neck of the woods and not real bad for the money. Ask for a side of pico (that will be extra) as their packets of taco sauce are pretty lousy.

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      1. re: mrbigshotno.1

        If TJ is the worst, where does TB land??


      2. A regular (real Cheddar) quesadilla, along with a small red and a small green burrito(bean and cheese burritos, one with the red sauce and the other with the green sauce) -simple, pure flavors.

        I also crave the chicken soft tacos from here...

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        1. re: Cathy

          Second the bean and cheese burritos. The green sauce tastes like actual green chile. There's now a larger, 1/2 lb. version, but I'd rather eat 2 of the smaller.

          I often take long road trips through food wastelands, and frequently subsist on bean burritos. Taco Bell's are not in the same conversation with these. Del Taco's hot sauces are far superior as well, and they always seem to give me 20 or so for 2 or 3 burritos. Vegetarians on road trips: navigate from Del Taco to Del Taco.

          For me, the green burrito is really the only reason Del Taco exists. As a child, I always got the burgers. Recently a claim was made that the burgers are among the best fast-food burgers in SoCal, so I tried one. The claim was manifestly false, laughable even.

          1. re: Pius Avocado III

            Third the bean and cheese burritos. They are not bad at all. In college, I had them a couple times a week with red sauce. The cheese used to be thinly sliced, which I really loved. Much better than Taco Bell's.

        2. Interestingly enough, this faux-Mexican place has some incredible crinkle cut fries!!! Crisp, salty, and hot. They have these deluxe-cheese fries - fries topped with some chili, cheese, raw onions, chopped tomatoes, and sour cream.

          IMHO, probably one of the better things on the menu.

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          1. re: Novelli

            I used to love those crinkle fries! I loved making a sauce for them, mixing ketchup and the hot sauce together.

          2. I left LA 3 years ago and still crave it. As others have mentioned, I liked the chicken soft tacos, the bean burritos and the fries. My favorite was the spicy chicken burrito. I also liked to get a del combo burrito with sour cream. I would disagree with the comment on their hot sauce. I think their del scorcho sauce is one of the best in the mexican fast food chain industry.