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17 of Del Taco's most popular menu 2023

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17 of Del Taco's most popular menu 2023

Del Taco started in 1964 in Yermo, California. David Jameson and Ed Hackbarth opened the restaurant, selling a mix of Mexican and American dishes.

They sold $169 worth of Del Taco's best menu items on the first day of business. This feat is even more impressive when you consider that they sold 19-cent tacos and 24-cent cheeseburgers at the time.

I think it's almost impossible to pick the best food at Del Taco because everything is so delicious. If I had to narrow it down to less than 20 items, the Del Taco Signature and Double Del Cheeseburgers, of course, rank highly.

The restaurant offers 20 items under $2 for budget-conscious eaters, with Chicken Rollers as my favorite from that list.

Most of my favorites are Mexican staples, but I like to change my mind while I'm at the restaurant and grab a burger and fries without going anywhere else.

The best del taco menu items

Read on for Del Taco's best orders.

Chicken Rollers

Chicken Rollers are the perfect snack size when eaten on their own and make a great main meal if you're eating two or three at a time.

For 220 calories or less, love the Original Chicken Roller and its tangy green sauce.

Each one is the perfect size for an afternoon pick-me-up when you're in a hurry. Sometimes I get one with burritos or tacos as a side dish, too.

Ranch and Chipotle Chicken Rollers each contain 250 calories -- a good-sized snack. Del Tacos season and grill chicken to wrap in a warm tortilla with spicy jack cheese.

The Rollers are small, but they pack a delicious punch as one of Del Taco's best menu items for under $2.

Crinkle fries

Restaurants that primarily serve Mexican food aren't known for their french fries, but Del Taco has some of the best fried fast food I've tried.

I prefer the curly cut when I make french fries at home because somehow the texture makes them better. These curly fries are better than anything that comes out of the oven!

I usually get the fries if I'm having a burger, but I've had them with tacos and burritos, too. Every now and then, I only go for the fries.

Each fry is crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside just the way fry should be.

The potatoes come in small, medium, or macho sizes and are suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Del taco

You have to try their namesake taco!

Del Taco crispy ground beef is served with all your favorite taco toppings like freshly shredded cheddar cheese, sliced tomato, and shredded lettuce in a perfectly crispy taco wrap.

When I'm in the mood for a soft taco instead, I get the soft Del Taco with the same ingredients in a warm flour tortilla.

Sometimes, I get two. Is one taco really enough?

Each del taco has about 300 calories, so two of them make for a hearty meal. I like to pair one with the Chicken Roller or an order of the cut fries to complete it.

Queso Loaded Fries

Marinated ground beef, cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, sour cream, sliced jalapenos, and Del Taco's signature Queso Blanco cover a mound of French fries in Queso Loaded Fries.

You won't need ketchup to eat these french fries with so many tasty toppings, but you will need a fork! The fries come in at 670 calories and are a delicious meal on their own.

This option doesn't make good car food, so you'll want to take it home or eat there to enjoy while it's still hot.

I love all of Del Taco's loaded fries - especially these and the Carne Asada Fries listed below.

Caramel cheesecake bites

When you want a bite-sized dessert after your meal, these Caramel Cheesecake Bites hit the spot.

They are so delicious that I always want to order 4 bites and have to fight with myself to order 2 instead.

If I decide to worry about calories and fat another day, I will sometimes have 4 pieces and cut back on other meals. Each bite contains 205 calories, but Del Taco's best dessert treat is worth it.

These candy bites are fresh. It comes hot in a crunchy crust that's best eaten right away and is full of caramel and rich cheesecake.

Fresh Epic Guacamole Burrito

If you love guacamole as much as I do, you'll love the Epic Fresh Guacamole Burrito.

An oversized flour tortilla with slow-cooked-from-scratch beans, pico de gallo, cilantro-lime seasoned rice, the meat of your choice, and Del Taco's amazing homemade guacamole.

You can choose from freshly grilled marinated chicken or carne asada - or enjoy a meatless burrito experience with Beyond Meat instead.

The Beyond Meat option makes it suitable for vegetarians, vegans, or a meatless Monday meal.

The Epic Fresh Guacamole Burrito contains between 750-800 calories, which is large enough to serve as a meal on its own.

Epic little jammer

I don't know who invented burritos, but I'm grateful to them.

Burritos are delicious for breakfast, and you won't find a better one than the Epic Scrambler.

Choose the bacon Scrambler or choose the carne asada if you want to eat like a king (or queen) and have a marinated, grilled steak for breakfast.

It's easy to make breakfast the best meal of the day with these 900-plus-calorie burritos to keep you full for hours.

Each shake contains your choice of meat topped with freshly grated cheddar cheese, hash brown sticks, pico de gallo, and a fluffy scrambled egg. You throw together Del Taco's fluffy red sauce, and wrap it in an oversized flour tortilla.

Who knew some of del taco's best food would be for breakfast?

Grilled chicken taco

Del Taco has a lot of fun options that I love, but sometimes I like the food on the lighter side.

Our Grilled Chicken Taco features our signature grilled and marinated chicken with lettuce and freshly shredded cheese in a mini tortilla.

The secret sauce gives these tacos a unique flavor and makes them even more interesting than grilled chicken, cheese, and lettuce in a tortilla.

For only 210 calories, I feel good about eating one or two tacos as a light lunch or hearty snack.

I like to add tomatoes, guacamole, and a little red hot sauce to make it even better.

Stuffed Quesadilla Taco

Del Taco's Stuffed Quesadilla Taco offers so much taste and texture I may never go back to regular tacos again.

These tacos are a cheese lover's dream.

They grill their famous Queso Blanco and cheddar cheese between two tortillas to make the crust. Next, they stuff a tortilla shell with diced tomatoes, more cheddar cheese, and shredded lettuce, and serve a choice of meat fillings.

You can choose crispy chicken, grilled chicken, or carne asada with or without guacamole for six different versions of this delicious taco that range from 320 to 480 calories.

Bacon double del cheeseburger

Get the same burger experience as ordering the Double Deal Cheeseburger but with the delicious addition of bacon.

The bacon makes everything taste better, and only adds 70 calories bringing this burger's total to 760 calories.

The Del Taco burger sauce resembles mayonnaise with a richer, better taste. Dressing tops shredded lettuce, diced onion, sliced tomato, two slices of freshly grilled lean beef, and two slices of melted American cheese.

The sesame bun is toasted, which adds a nice touch to an already flavorful burger and one of Del Taco's best menu items. They also add enough bacon that you get plenty in every bite.

Burrito breakfast

Del Taco's regular breakfast is smaller and with a lot fewer calories than the Epic Scramblers they sell, but it's far from ordinary.

For 390 calories, you can enjoy the egg and cheese burrito, choose the bacon burrito for 520 calories, or enjoy the carne asada version for 460 calories.

All of them are delicious and filling enough to make a good breakfast if you're out and about or on your way to work.

Each burrito contains spicy red sauce, fluffy scrambled eggs, and cheddar cheese all wrapped in a flour tortilla.

Cranstadada Tostada

The Crunchtada Tostada is different from most Mexican chain restaurants because of the crispy tostada on the bottom.

The crunchy crust is thick enough to hold the mound of slow-cooked beans on top.

This tostada also comes with shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, and a generous helping of Del Taco's signature Salsa Casera to add some crunch and tomato flavor.

The Crunchtada Tostada is one of Del Taco's best vegetarian-friendly menu items. I love this 330-calorie tostada as a satisfying appetizer or hearty snack.

Carne Asada Fries

I love Del Taco curly fries or ketchup, but Carne Asada Fries turn this side dish into a hearty, meaty meal.

The fries sit in a cardboard boat and are loaded with diced tomatoes, homemade guacamole, shredded cheddar cheese, secret sauce, and juicy carne asada fresh off the grill.

If you like horseshoes, pony shoes, poutine, or any dish where potato wedges are dipped in gravy or toppings, you'll love these French Fries.

You'll also likely agree with me that these loaded fries are one of Del Taco's best menu items, too.

Cinnamon kuru

Known as the Mexican donut, this well-loved Mexican dessert or snack is a sweet take on a del taco meal.

You can have two small churros for just 200 calories. I love these as dessert or order them on their own as a treat. Churros are delicious with coffee or tea, too.

They sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar over two fried, crispy churro-shaped pieces of dough.

Cinnamon churros are vegan and feel lighter on your stomach than most traditional desserts

Don't miss the napkins when you eat these churros - and don't forget to lick your fingers to get all the flavour!

Double Deal Cheeseburger

Del Taco grills their burger patties fresh rather than making them in batches to sit under heat lamps until someone orders them.

I think this is one of the reasons why the Double Del Cheeseburger is always so delicious.

The pancakes are 100% beef. They don't let any fillers dampen the delicious taste.

You get two patties of beef, two slices of American cheese, sliced tomato, diced onion and shredded lettuce on a soft sesame seed bun.

They add a rich mayonnaise burger sauce and grill the bun for added flavor and texture. This burger is the ultimate Del Taco food if you're not in the mood for Mexican cuisine. Have it with french fries for a quick, satisfying meal.

Beer-dipped fish tacos

The fish sandwiches are delicious, but I think my favorite way to eat a crispy fish filet is in a taco.

Del Taco uses Samuel Adams Boston Lager - one of my favorite beers to prepare their fish.

They put beer-infused wild Alaskan pollock in cornbread with pico de gallo and their secret sauce. Shredded cabbage adds even more crunch, and a wedge of lemon gives the tacos a distinctly Mexican flavor.

This fish taco is only 200 calories, but tastes delicious thanks to the rich fried coating and mouthwatering fish. If you get what you want and happen to have some Sam Adams in the house, they go perfectly together.

Large queso loaded with nachos

Are you in the mood for a Mexican meal but don't want tacos or burritos? Nachos are the answer.

You'll get the same great flavors found in some tacos and burritos, with just a few more toppings and textures.

Sometimes I want a big plate of food in front of me, so I get Queso Loaded Nachos. These nachos are one of the best Del Taco menu items you can't hold in your hand. With around 1,000 calories, nachos are a meal in themselves.

Homemade tortilla chips fresh from the skillet, slow-cooked beans, and your choice of meat make for a hearty meal or sharing platter.

They top these nachos with Queso Blanco, sliced jalapeños, sour cream, and diced tomatoes.

Choose grilled carne asada, marinated chicken, or seasoned ground beef.

The best del taco menu items

Chicken Rollers

Crinkle fries

Del taco

Queso Loaded Fries

Caramel cheesecake bites

Fresh Epic Guacamole Burrito

Epic little jammer

Grilled chicken taco

Stuffed Quesadilla Taco

Bacon double del cheeseburger

Burrito breakfast

Cranstadada Tostada

Carne Asada Fries

Cinnamon kuru

Double Deal Cheeseburger

Beer-dipped fish tacos

Large queso loaded with nachos

Final thoughts

As you can tell, there is no shortage of great food at Del Taco! I like a lot of their other options too, but if I listed all that I enjoyed, I'd transcribe their full list.

Del Taco also makes it easy to order combos that pair my favorite tacos, burritos, and burgers with fries and a drink for a low price. Some sets even come with two different appetizers for added variety.

I also really appreciated the vegetarian and vegan section on the menu with indications of options suitable for those diets. I love a good meaty meal from time to time, and their menu makes it easy to choose.

Are your favorite Del Taco menu items on this menu? If not, I'll bet some will soon become new favorites.


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