LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- On 12/14/10 @ 9:23pm I decided to have an XXL Chalupa from Restaurant #17931 through the drive through. I have ordered this item from another Taco Bell in Commerce, CA and it is made just like the photo. At the above mentioned location I have ordered this item before it was poorly made even then. But on this night I ordered two XXL Chalupas (the mistake couldn't be repeated-right? WRONG!) Drove home to open the nacho plate to find the filling befitting their small beef chalupa. This is the SECOND time I have ordered XXL Chalupa from this location.
I was so disgusted. I got re-dress & drove back to restaurant to request my money back. I can only assume the woman was the manager. She took my original order and she said she was sorry. I know she must have seen the chalupa because they were not in the box but on the plate used for nacho bell grande. The lids is clear so she should have seen how poorly made the chalupas were made. If I could upload the photos of the two XXL Chalupas from my iPhone so you would know exactly what I am talking about. I will not order food from that location again. I will switch to DEL Taco- at least they are consistent regardless of their location.
ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA -- Do not dine in. You can't tell which table had a diapered behind on it last. I watched, and took photos, of a young couple who let their toddler dressed in diaper and dress, no shorts or plastic pants even to cover the diaper, sit on TOP of the table for the duration of their meal. Grossly unsanitary as well as dangerous for the child. None of the employees seemed to mind. Going to be a very long time before I ever go back, and if I do, it will be the drive through. I prefer dining in, and Taco Bell is now off my list.
FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO -- Well, now you actually can. And not just the spork of yesteryear. Spork? I never did like the sound of that word. Just creepy if you ask me. Anyway, as luck would have it, the Taco Bell location I visited for lunch today actually had regular forks! Knives too! I was delirious and dancing naked in my own little utensil utopia.
Perhaps they've had these awhile, but not since my last visit (not sure when that was exactly?). But it makes eating my Mexican pizza a whole lot easier than using the curvature of the spork. Yeah, I know... it takes a lot of gall to call anything from Taco Bell "Mexican" or a "pizza". But I was hungry and it temporarily satisfied me.
I would also like to point out that they made a mistake on my order. I asked for a cheesy gordita crunch, and when I opened it up at my table/booth, it didn't have any cheese, lettuce, etc... Therefore, I was presented with a couple of different options. I could throw a tantrum and start berating the employees for poor customer service and messing up my order. I could just ask for another one to replace mine.
I chose the latter. I simply walked up to the counter, explained my garnishment gaffe, and allowed them the opportunity to correct the situation. She politely took the incorrect one, discarded it in the trash, and promptly asked the line server to make a fresh one. Problem solved. Positive outcome. Great service! As I always say, great customer service isn't about being mistake-free, everyone makes them. But instead, great customer service is what they do to correct the situation. Good job Taco Bell!
Hello Taco Bell. I too have been eating your product as long as I can remember. I used to get full or at least satisfied after a meal. I mean the basic meal combo, but that was some time ago. Taco Bell had the feeling of homemade in every bite. Now, if I really want that authentic Taco Bell taste, it's a shame I have to buy your commercial seasoning packet and mix it myself. I buy some top 95/5 or 80/20 beef that is still more consistent after draining the fat than the mix you serve. I then scramble it down to the old Taco Bell measure, while simmering it in your seasonings of course. I then top it with your packets of sauces for that finished old-school Taco Bell taste.
We the Consumers will be with you always. That is what you're counting on right? Then why subject the loyal to a mixture of whatever, that's more consistent to canned cat or dog food. With of course the special seasoning and fillers. You say "the deals you offer are more about what the public can get for the dollar." But how about “filling or feeling the public with our dollars”? You're going to spend millions on campaigns and infomercials to become a magician, telling us our eyes and taste deceive us.
Those of us that are old enough and die-hard Taco Bell-ions have always known. You cut the mix to swell your profits, just like dope dealers. Unfortunately the old-school, die-hard Taco Bell-ions have to suffer the Taco-Dope you're passing on to the younger generation as The Original. You feel me Taco Bell? Feed us don't deceive us. That's the Government's Job.
While I have never been a huge fan of Taco Bell, I must compliment them on their new chicken flatbread. I am not quite sure what type of sauce they are using, but it is simply delicious. It has a thick, rich hickory flavor to it that is astounding. These are adjectives not generally associated with fast food establishments. The best part is that they only cost $.99!
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -- Hi to all that read this. I am a team member at a KFC/Taco Bell. Years ago I used to be an Assistant and have recently gone back due to a much needed 3rd income to the household. I have read a lot of customer complaints about how rude, slow, inaccurate....etc. employees and managers of fast food restaurants are. And I have to say the ones I have read warrant a complaint and am shocked by how some of the stores are run and how the employees treat customers with valid complaints.
But, since I do work front register and am as nice as can be to every customer there are the customers that they themselves are the rude ones and warrant a complaint about them. I'm talking about the customers who don't say Hi back, look at you, or even acknowledge your existence. The customers on the cell phones. The customers who spit their multiple item order with plus this and minus this with such speed that I have to ask for a sec to ring it up correctly to which I get a very annoyed look from them. The customers who make an ungodly mess where they eat or the ones who use the restroom and make it point to put fecal matter on walls, pee on floors, and yes leave used tampons on floors.
I would have to say for every 1 rude customer I have 10 nice ones. But those rude customers need to realize that the person behind the counter (Me) is a human being too and I am there to serve them. It's my job no ifs, ands, or buts. I guess I'm just upset at how mean/rude some people are. So self-centered that no one, me or the other customers behind them or who are dining with them matter.
WILLINGBORO, NEW JERSEY -- At approx 9:07 pm there was a car ordering at the Taco Bell and I was the car next, behind it. At this time 15 minutes went by, the car was still giving his/her order to the attendant. Please note: There was no other cars waiting to be served. So, I alerted the driver, by my horn and the Taco Bell attendant inside at the window taking their order instructed the car to come to the delivery window. So, I look at my clock it then, was 9:19 pm and still their order did not come out but, the order was approx $34.00 on the digital display for that customer. That customer was at the window approx another 10 minutes waiting for their order patiently.
So, I could not go around them, to leave or pull out of line, because the driveway was design to not get out of line. At approx 9:27 pm the customer left with order. When I got to window, I ask for manager and her reply was they don't control the customer orders in line. My reply since I was the only one in line you had me wait approx 25 mins, and I suggested big orders like that have customer pull in parking lot or come inside, but since I was, only one in line and your attendant kept checking to see if anyone was behind me you made me wait... I told manager I will never come there again, and was going to make a complaint.
Conclusion: I feel that the design of the delivery line for customers do not give you a choice to pull out of line when you see the customer in front of you has a big order. The management should be aware of other customers in line, the waiting period a common courtesy toward other customers, but I guess since I was the only person in line at the wrong time, caused me this drama. I did not order anything, but wanted to leave, but could not go around customers in front of me. Management made me feel that I was wrong. I hope my complaint will be helpful to others, but I was a loyal customer there approx 2 times a week and the shift knows I come there too.
LIVINGSTON, TEXAS -- May 19, 2012, it started around 9pm. I and my daughter ordered 2 grilled chicken Gorditas with extra Baja sauce on the side. I paid and went home. I got home opened my order and it was totally wrong. I ended up with 2 crunchy cheesy Gorditas, which sounds nothing like "I want two grilled chicken Gorditas with extra Baja sauce on the side". The breading was a regular tortilla and a taco shell inside and there was a little bit of lettuce and a lot of creamy stuff and I have no idea what the meat was.
So, I drove back 8 miles and told them the order was wrong, and explained what I ordered. I get two more of what they called Gorditas, this time it is a soft tortilla and lettuce, tomato and hamburger meat. I said, "no, this is not a Gordita!" I explained that the chicken Gordita is a thicker bread and smaller with grilled chicken meat, lettuce and tomato and I wanted extra Baja on the side. They said, "No, that is the chicken Gordita..." I said, "no." They said, "You want a Chalupa," I said, "No that is fried."
I explained to them AGAIN for the third time what I order all the time, and the cook said "I make them all the time!" I said, "Well, give me my money back I have lost my appetite." So she gives me my money back and the two orders I don't want. And they both have hamburger on them and neither one has the Gordita breading.
So, you might want to start training your staff on what they are preparing and selling!!! I told her the sign shows clearly what I was ordering. I usually would not drive back as gas is too high to do that. If the order would have at least had chicken on them I would have eaten it!! I don't eat beef! SO I wasted time and gas for your Livingston Texas Taco Bell's mistakes!!! All within one hour!! I will never eat there again!!!
And a good while back a previous employee said that place is so nasty and you would not believe what they do to the food there! And how dirty it is in the food preparation area. She was not fired. She left there on good terms and went to college, just so you know.
ASHBURN -- First off, I want to say that I am not the type of person to take the time to write reviews. Usually I don't even bother so for me to take time out of my work day to write this is a big deal. I love Taco Bell. Every place I have ever lived, I have always looked to find the closest Taco Bell. When I moved to Ashburn, I was happy to see that there was one nearby. My first couple of times visiting, I just used the drive through. All times showed very slow service, which I excused very quickly.
One day I decided to go in and get my food and I was appalled. The cleanliness and set up of the restaurant was horrible. It was so bad that it actually turned me off from going back to Taco Bell. In fact, I told my wife that I don't have a taste for Taco Bell any more based solely on the appearance of the one in Ashburn.
Today, I was in a rush and I was near the Taco Bell. I was going to use the drive-through, but the line was so long, it was backed up into the main road. I thought it might be faster if I went in. I was deeply wrong! Even though it was peak time (12:00 p. m.) it wasn't that busy. I ordered very quickly, but spent 20 minutes waiting on my food. At any given time, there was 10 people waiting for their food and there was no one ordering so they had full staff to handle the orders. To beat it all, I ordered steak and received chicken. Of course, the appearance had not changed. Soda was all over the floor and tables were full of trash and dirt. I will never go to this Taco Bell again! Stay Away!!!
MONTROSE -- I read a lot of complaints about fast food, usually with somewhat of a good reason. Fast food workers are overworked, underpaid, and under appreciated. It happens, and I usually take it with a grain of salt, as I think others should.
Taco Bell in particular seems to get a lot of complaints about speed and courtesy, but the Taco Bell I was in today astounded me. We were greeted with a warm hello and our orders taken and promptly filled. Nothing too interesting yet, just friendly fast service. As customers left the dining area the cashier would say goodbye and thank them.
A large group came in and ordered food. Within minutes all the orders were up and they were still chatting and filling drinks. The cashier happily insisted on walking their food to their table and even offered to clean the table up that they chose. They ended up moving to another table but the cashier still cleaned the original one off for them. He went to a different table and offered to take the tray from a customer. On the way he stopped and asked how our food tasted. There were other customers where the cashier said outright "Go ahead and sit down. I'll bring it to you." Geeze, this is Taco Bell people! I've never seen such service from a fast food joint.
I know what you may be thinking, Yet, maybe it's just that one guy who's really nice. Well, I could clearly see and hear the drive through worker giving the same level of courtesy to the drive through customers, and the manager was the one giving the cashier the trays of food. It seemed like everyone was just as nice. I wondered how this could be, then I got the answer. On the wall near the registers there was a small plaque about how this was a training store because of its high level of customer service. So THAT explains it! This is how Taco Bell wants its stores to be. At least they get trained at places that know how to do it right, even if they lose their way.