Happy Cinco de Mayo indeed! And what better way to celebrate Mexico than eating authentic, delicious Mexican cuisine? And just as luck would have it, the nice folks at Taco Bell allowed me to be the first person in the world to eat and review their newest Doritos Locos Tacos. They don’t even drop til way later in the week, and I got the VIP treatment that you expect from a place like TB. Let me also say this isn’t an advertisement for them and they’ve never paid me. I do it for the love of the game.
When we got there, the guy who runs the Taco Bell, David shot the shit for a few minutes about the breakfast menu, just one aficionado to another. It’s always good when you can have a deep discussion with someone who is in the game. I felt like a little leaguer who was allowed to pick the brain of Stephen Strasburg. And he actually blew my mind when he said he substitutes a hashbrown in the waffle taco. That’s some next level Taco Bell’ing, and that’s why he gets paid the big bucks. He then also explained to me the new DLT comes in two varieties; one with the green sauce, and one with a really spicy sauce. Naturally I got one of each, even though he was trying to get me to eat 100 of them, I had to decline, I couldn’t let my taco score be changed based on quantity. Oh and yes, you always go supreme. Sour cream all day. On to the reviews:
DLT Review 1 – Green Sauce
It was incredible. The shredded chicken is so, so good. For a moment there I thought I floated away and was actually in a 5 star restaurant before I realized nope, still Lee Highway Taco Bell. The sauce was great, the cool ranch shell was great, just a solid taco. If you’re as into chicken tacos as I’m into chicken tacos (I always go chicken tacos, even over steak or beef tacos whenever I have the choice) then you’ll really like these.
DLT Review 1 – The Hotter Sauce One
Let me say this about the 10 rating: I regret it because that means nothing can be better. It’s a 9.9 though. What does the 10/9.9 score mean? It’s the best product I’ve ever had at a Taco Bell. The best. Better than the Cinnabon Delights (which I’ve had 10 of today), better than the previous DLTs, simply the best Taco Bell product to date. It had everything right. The hot sauce and the sour cream were perfect together. Like, I’m not sure if I was eating food or a masterpiece that should be hanging next to the Mona Lisa. Also what added to the score is I’m a soft taco guy, and a taco with a hard shell just made me precum all over the place.
PS: So where do I go from here? Oh let me tell you this, David at Taco Bell let me know there are more breakfast items on the way. Unreal. Simply unreal.