Taco Bell Informative - When They're Good, They're Very Very Good.
TAMPA, FLORIDA -- But when they're bad they're just meh. I never can resist a new product offering from Taco Bell. Of all the come-ons I see on TV, Taco Bell's are the most likely to be as tasty as promised - there is an issue of them pretending a 1/2 pound of food is an enormous entree, but that's another topic, and one with exceptions. For example, the new XX Large Grilled Stuft Burrito. Yum! All the flavors are melded together and perfectly balanced, and for once it really was a huge entree, almost too much for me to eat in one sitting (but I made a valiant effort, because it was so good). All of Taco Bell's best entrees meld flavors and textures like this. It's a solid strength of Tex Mex food, even in fast food form. What works less well at Taco Bell is strata-style entrees, like the new XXL Chalupa. It is also huge, and I didn't want to test my stomach lining on it because the flavors are all stacked on top of each other and they don't meld (no, not even in my mouth). It just doesn't work for me. If I wanted a casserole masquerading as Tex Mex food, I'd make it myself. Mileage will vary, but I think this restaurant does its best work when it concocts menu items that can provide the perfect bite.