Del Taco Messes With Perfection By Adding New Flavors To Its Chicken Soft Tacos

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I have soft spot in my heart for Del Taco's chicken soft tacos. Combo Meal No. 4 (two chicken soft tacos, fries and a drink) was my go-to quickie dinner during college, and I still find myself indulging (and later regretting it) on spontaneous occasions. The tacos aren't pretty and will never make any sort of foodie list, but when topped with Del Scorcho sauce, they're inexplicably satisfying.   

I swung by Del Taco the other day when I needed some sustenance asap (it was 3 p.m. and I hadn't eaten all day), and when I went to order my tacos, I saw that things had changed. It seems that the chicken soft tacos are now marketed as "Grilled Chicken Tacos," and two new flavors have been added, Creamy Chipotle and Tangy Ranch. 

I was hesitant. Did they dare mess with perfection? 

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The Grilled Chicken Taco with chipotle sauce, which is barely noticeable. 

They did, and the results were mixed. The chipotle sauce had a slight kick and richness, which was tasty. I'd probably order it again. The ranch, on the other hand, tasted like ranch, and, well, ranch really has no business in a taco of any kind. Still, I devoured because like I said--starving

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8 comments
Stacy
Stacy

My go-to "soak up the alcohol so I'm not so hungover in the morning" food!  +1 for smothering them with scorcho

Rayann Castro
Rayann Castro

Kudos, Michelle! We shared the same Del Taco college combo! LOL

909Jeff
909Jeff

There is an oddity to Del Taco that makes it good for being so bad... A lot like Jack in the Box Tacos... Guilty pleasure? Not sure. But your pretty much right on with this.

Why are Del Taco fries so good? 

Rayann Castro
Rayann Castro

is it just me (more likely, but what the hell) - does the Cherry Coke here taste better than other places? I rarely drink soda but I can't pass up a Del Taco Cherry Coke! And don't you dare touch my fries.

Michelle Woo
Michelle Woo

That question bewilders me as well. Just make sure you eat them within 7 minutes. 

909Jeff
909Jeff

HA!  I couldnt tell you.. I'm an Iced tea guy... But the fries are like my heroin. 

909Jeff
909Jeff

They do have a longer half life than In N Out fries but YES as soon as I get that bag I'm digging in it like a crack fiend! 

SugeAveryLemonade
SugeAveryLemonade

In-N-Out fries are only good when they are burning the roof of your mouth. Why is that? On a side note, the deluxe chili cheese fries with extra onions and red sauce is above and beyond. Though I always pay for it the next morning. 

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