Taco Bell FINALLY gets it right, hires Latina chef for new cantina menu (VIDEO)

When I first heard about Taco Bell's soon-to-be-released gourmet menu, called Cantina Bell, I admit that I was a bit skeptical. The fast food chain isn't exactly what I would call real Mexican food or think of anything close to being quality gourmet.

Well, looks like I'm going to have to eat my words because they've released details about the menu and, I have to say, I am pretty impressed that they hired Venezuelan chef Lorena Garcia!


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Now, I haven't actually tried any of the items yet. I have a friend who loves Taco Bell (well, he loves any kind of food, honestly) and I will occasionally join him for a guilty treat when I'm craving something junky, but it's not exactly anything I could call particularly impressive. This new Cantina Bell menu, though, might actually do the trick.  

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Chef Lorena seems to have enough passion (and sazón) to raise Taco Bell's food to a whole other level. I'm still a little skeptical, since I haven't eaten any of their new food yet, but I do like other gourmet-style Latin fast food (like Qdoba and Chipotle) so I'm veering into cautious optimism now. At the very least, I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt and at least try the stuff.

Will you be trying chef Lorena Garcia's new gourmet-style cantina menu at Taco Bell? Do you think it's good that they hired her to create the recipes? Share with us in the comments below!

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Topics: latin chefs  mexican food


on Jun 13, 2012 at 5:28 PM

I know Taco Bell is not real Mexican food, but at least every three months, I crave their taco supreme! I know, I'm crazy, but I think it's something left over from my college years. I would definitely try their new menu... it sounds a lot like Qdoba's and Chipotle's... Vamos a ver!

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on Jun 14, 2012 at 12:17 AM

I hope it doesnt taste, like taco bell..that seasoning they use is disgusting..last time we went..I got my son a quesedilla,(which we never trried) anyway, he was like yummy delicious, i handed it to hime, he took one bite and said, mommy! this is not delicious!! its not! give me  drink(spitting the nasty sauce taste out of his mouth) i tasted it..and it was plain disgusting. wth are they thinknig putting that crap in a quesedilla anyway?? 

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on Jun 14, 2012 at 12:40 AM
You know you can always ask for the sauce to be excluded from your order...no need to be rude and obnoxious...
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ML Irina
on Jun 14, 2012 at 10:01 AM

I have to admit, I actutally kind of like the sauce in their quesadilla... it's totally not Mexican food at all but it's sorta like a weird spicy mayo and I did it. It's one of my biggest guilty pleasures that I'll have maybe once a year or every 6 months.

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on Jun 15, 2012 at 10:18 PM


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