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Chili Cheese Burritos (Chilitos) - They're Baaaaaaacccckkkkk!

I know that there are a lot of people here who love the CCB from Taco Bell. They are now back for a limited time. Taste the same.

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  1. Where ????

    All locations ???????

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    1. re: kevin

      …. but at their web site is says "A warm, soft, flour tortilla wrapped around our savory chili and cheddar cheese, then melted to perfection. (Not available at all locations)"

        1. re: wienermobile

          Yeah, they don't look like that, but then again, they never did. Still pretty tasty. Worth $1.49.

    2. nice tip!! Used to love them as a kid

      1. Will never compare to the 99¢ Green Burrito from Del Taco. I defy any side by side tasters to disagree.

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        1. re: jesstifer

          I will actually have to take that bet, jess. Del Taco does some things better than Taco Bell, but definintely not their burritos (unless you count the breakfast burritos). And the CCB stands in a totally different category than any other burrito.

          1. re: WildSwede

            Del Taco uses real beans made at each store daily, not reconstituted bean paste.

            No contest.

          1. re: SoPasFoodie

            Thanks, I posted there. Also the CH people moved my original post from the LA board to the Chains board. Told me I could repost if I mentioned a specific location - so I did.

          2. I was at the Monrovia location.

            1. Embarrassing confession:

              They've always been available, as far as I know, where I am (NE OH). Though there are definitely certain locations where they are better than others.

              1. Awwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!

                That's awesome.

                One of my sole guilty pleasures from the pre-Taco Bell owned Zantigo chain days when Zantigo stood alone.
                Yum to the OMG!

                Long live chilitos.

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                1. re: jjjrfoodie

                  We still have a couple of Zantigo's where I live. The chilitoes and green chili burritos. Yum.

                  1. re: jjjrfoodie

                    Wasn't part of the deal when Zantigo sold out to Taco Bell in Minnesota that they had to keep the chilito on the menu? I think Taco Bell dropped it at many locations when the noncompete ran out. There are noe two Zantigos in my area.

                    1. re: jjjrfoodie


                      heh heh heh <immature chuckle>

                    2. So excited to hear this, and fingers crossed that they have them in AZ. I know where I'm going this weekend!

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                      1. re: HeyImBack

                        They had them at my Scottsdale AZ location and so I had two of them for a quick/easy dinner before taking my son to the Suns' game last night. They tasted as good as I remember, but I realized I need a balance of textures at Taco Bell. It was too much soft cheesiness w/ no crunch and I wished I had bought a hard shell taco too to round things out. Now that I've had my chilito fix, I think I'm good for awhile.

                      2. I had a few of them today, for the first time since high school (or possibly college, I forget). Definitely one of the Bell's better offerings.

                        1. Sorry to tease you with this, but here in Canada (or at least in the Toronto area), it was never gone. It's always been a part of their regular menu. :D

                          Mind you, if you ever try ordering a "chilito" like I frequently do, they look at you like you've grown a second head. lol

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                          1. re: Midknight

                            What, eh?

                            Do you have to call it a "chili cheese burrito" in Canada ????

                            1. re: kevin

                              Yeah, pretty much. They'll look at me, ask "A what?"
                              And I'll sigh (because I call it a chilito out of habit), and respond with "I mean a 'cheesy chilli burrito'."

                          2. Those were my favorite! I will have to go and see if there is one near me.
                            I don't eat there anymore. The only thing I like at Taco Bell now are those Baja chalupa things.

                            1. My default Taco Bell order for years was two chilitos, add sour cream. They weren't listed on the menu, but they'd always let me order them. Though sometimes I had to clarify that a chilito was the same thing as a chili cheese burrito.

                              1. I often drive the 25-30 minutes to the Woodbury Zantigo's just for the chilitos. I always thought the chili cheese burritoes at Taco Bell were a poor substitute forthe Zantigo original.

                                1. Had it over the weekend. Still tastes the same as I remembered it from many years ago, but is now MUCH smaller. I paid $1.79. I could probably eat 4 of these no problems given the small size now, but still worth it.

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                                  1. re: TailbackU

                                    I paid $1.59 in AZ. I guess I got a deal!

                                    1. re: HeyImBack

                                      $1.59 in VA. I hope they run some .99 promos at some point.

                                      I also noticed on the drive thru window that they're hiring for breakfast shift.

                                  2. Is it pretty much a tortilla filled with their 'seasoned beef', red sauce, and cheese? Or do they have a separate 'savory chili' as described on their website?

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                                    1. re: seamunky

                                      There some sort of chili sauce without the beans, of course, in there.

                                      It's crap, but its disgustingly delicious crap, if that makes any sense.

                                      1. re: seamunky

                                        I use to work at Taco Bell when it was a regular menu item. They take a seasoning pack named "Chili", mix it with some water, then mix in 20 scoops of taco meat.

                                        1. re: Shanna2104

                                          That sounds about right. Do you remember how much water? Was it a small amount, like a cup or two?

                                          1. re: Shanna2104

                                            Thanks for the explanation. That's interesting that some locations continued to offer this item even when it wasn't on the menu. That's easy enough when it's just a novel combination of the already existing ingredients but it sounds like they would have to specifically order the seasoning pack and make a separate batch of chili just for this one item.

                                        2. I got one last night. It was $1.79 at the Reseda location. It was...just ok. I never got one when they were a regular menu item, so I don't have anything to compare it to.

                                          Also. I am not one of those people who respond to threads about "what is the best pasta sauce?" with the oh-so-annoying answer of, "Oh, it's so easy to make your own. Why would you ever buy a JARRED sauce?" *faints* - But I really did think this was something I could make at home, if so inclined. Hormel, cheese and a tortilla.

                                          I don't think I would order it again. And this is from someone that likes Taco Bell on occasion.

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                                          1. re: Jelly71

                                            I found that taking Trader Joe's Enchilada sauce with a little ground beef mixed in, then lots of cheese on a tortilla closely matches the flavor of the Chili Cheese Burrito. I love the Hormel way, too.

                                          2. It was ok, not great. $1.59 at the Camarillo CA location, small, In my not so humble opinion, overpriced by 59% should be on the dollar menu.

                                            1. i just had the chili cheese burrito at the northgate mall in seattle for the first time. not bad, not bad at all. i think i might try the chili fries next time.

                                              1. I had a couple of Chili Cheese Burritoes this afternoon, $1.69 each. I hadn't had one in many years and I suppose they taste the same. I did not grow up with either Taco Bell or Zantigo, so I don't have any nostolgia for the Chilito. I think they should be priced no higher than .99¢.

                                                1. I always think of the comedian Paul Rodriguez when someone mentions chilitos.

                                                  1. While they have always been an off the menu item in Valley Park, MO (southwestern St. Louis County), I recently found them on the menu board in Hannibal MO (Home of Mark Twain). Same taste. Have been smaller for quite some time.

                                                    Originally, they were only closed on one end with the other end open. They used to have more chili in them that way. Now they are closed on both ends, making for more tortilla and less filling.