Taco Bell is like the Spencer's Gifts of fast food Mexican places. A place that, in recent years, is more interested in what crazy kind of shell they can make for their tacos as opposed to what goes inside. Seriously. Remember when they used a chicken breast as a taco shell?
This months limited edition offering seems tame in comparison.
Maybe the location I went to didn't mix up enough dehydrated meat and water but the meat was sprinkled on sparingly. It could be due to the price point of $1 each (which didn't seem to hold back Taco Bueno, but who's keeping score...) and maybe because a teaspoon full is company standard. As far as taste went, it was as good as Taco Bell is at it's best. The nachos were missing something and that was sour cream but both tasted very, very familiar. That's when it hit me. The burrito tastes almost exactly like the Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito and the Nachos exactly like Nachos Bell Grande. Perhaps it was March 25th and they realized their Sour Patch Kids taco shells weren't going to be ready in time so they just repackaged existing items and hoped for the best. Who knows but either way they sure didn't put a lot of effort into this one.
So in closing, if you want "food" for cheap you can get both and a small drink for under $4 but if you want something new and special, skip it.