So, Del taco is testing “Kitchen Crafted Tacos” at some locations here in SoCal. They are about $2.50 to $2.95 each.
Ok, no photos. In the car, driving, nighttime. Relying on my ((cough)) pallet.
Here, stolen photos.
Chimichurri Steak Taco (topped with some cabbage), a Steakhouse Taco (crinkle-cut fries on the bottom, the steak and cabbage), Beachside Fish Taco, and a Guac Chicken, with their new “housemade” guacamole. BTW, the new guacamole can be ordered by itself or with chips.
I had the two steak and the chicken tonight at the Del Taco on Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica.
The taco was a street-size flour tortilla. The chicken was pretty tasty. Slightly more meat than they have in their street tacos. The fresh made guacamole was definitely nice, and did not seem overly watery like many fast food places. It’s nice addition to the menu as you can order it by itself or with chips, and I assume as an add-on to other items.
The chimichurri steak taco was served in a flour tortilla not the two corn tortillas as promoted. While the taste was good there was no noticeable cabbage or topping of any sort, Though again, I ate it in a car and it was dark. But I think I would’ve noticed It seemed kind of just, well, like meat in a tortilla. The sauce was so abundant and strong that I really could not taste the meat much at all. The sauce though packed some pleasant heat I wasn’t expecting.
The steakhouse taco with the french fries was easily my favorite. They served this in two street taco-sized corn tortillas rather than the flour tortillas advertised.
The steak had a nice slight crisp on the edges, combined with the slight crispiness of the potatoes, it was nice. Did not notice any cabbage. If it was there it was sparse. Though this was the size of a street taco it had much more girth than the other two tacos because they jammed the french fries in there.
They offered a taco combo, two tacos plus a small fry for $6.00.
To me, they’re pricey as they’re the size of the Del Taco street tacos. In Los Angeles, we have a million places (probably underestimating) serving good asada, including 40 street vendors within a 2 mile radius of my home. Why would I pay about the same price? Well, Drive-thru convenience I guess.
Personally I’d stick to getting their regular taco offerings and add the guacamole. The best new thing in the bunch.