I have had Taco Bueno three times in my life. There, I said it! In fact, all three times have been within the past two months. I know, I know. If you live in Texas (and more specifically Dallas), the love for the Bueno runs deep. Growing up I didn’t really eat a lot of Mexican fast food. McDonald’s Happy Meals were a staple. Obviously. But growing up with traditional, Mexican parents, we didn’t need to go buy fast food tacos. My mom prepared homemade corn or flour tortillas, refried beans, Mexican rice and freshly, seasoned ground beef daily. Add in some freshly cut lettuce, sliced tomatoes, diced avocado and voila! My own private taco bar for the first 18 years of my life! In college I flirted with the “other” taco joint. You know… “Yo quiero Taco B…” Well, you get it. Fast forward to 2018, and I finally tried Taco Bueno!
So I won’t lie, it took the Taco Bueno team sending me an influencer box to get me out of my apartment and into their drive-thru. And I am so glad I made it! I checked out their $10 Wholotta Box. Let me tell you, it’s a large box! It almost didn’t fit through my driver side window. Fact. What you get for $10 is a wholotta goodness! You can choose from 12 Party Tacos or Burritos (or 6 and 6 of each), 2 sides of beans, 2 sides of rice, 4 bags of chips (Is this meal supposed to be for four people?! Asking for friend.) and some salsa. ALL OF THAT for the cost of two lattes. Also a fact. I came back home, cleared the dining table and devoured the contents of this box. I did share with someone else so please cut your judging in half.
Since then, I haven’t been able to stop going to Taco Bueno. I recently returned to check out their Hatch Chile menu. So I must admit that I don’t eat spicy food. At all. Like, at all! And although people say that hatch chiles aren’t spicy, I beg to differ. With that said, I walked in with an open mind and mouth. Odd choice of words (sorry), but it’s true. I tried the Hatch Chile Chicken Quesadilla and the Hatch Chile Chicken Chimichanga Platter. I must say they were both damn good! I am quesadilla kind of guy so that was my favorite. The gooey cheese (and sour cream that I used as a dipping sauce) balanced out any sort of spicy flavors that I tasted. It gave the quesadilla a refreshingly unique flavor. I may be on the Hatch Chile bandwagon now! Be sure to check out their Hatch Chile Menu (available for a limited time only)!