Del Taco - Bend Oregon
Del TacoA friend of mine was raving over the Del Taco Combo #6. I love cheap tacos. I'm not talking about real tacos with two corn tortillas and some carnitas, onion/cilantro mix and some cojita with a twist of lime. I'm talking about hard shell, ground beef, iceberg lettuce, and shredded cheddar. Quite a few years ago in another state I saw a sign that read "5 tacos for $1". I dropped a five spot on the counter and said load me up. About an hour and a half later I had polished all 25 tacos off.
The Wife was out of town which means I get to binge on fast food that she'd never allow. Yup, that's right, BOR is not allowed to eat fast food when the Wife is around. So with her temporarily out of the way, I thought I'd give Del Taco a shot. Until that point, I had never been into a Del Taco in my life.
I looked over the menu and decided to go with my friend's recommendation of the Combo #6 - two tacos, cheese quesadilla, and a drink for $4.29. He actually said "get the number #6 with an extra taco or two" so I asked for an extra taco off the dollar menu. The cashier said that if I upgraded to the medium meal for only $0.49 it comes with another taco and bigger drink. Done.
The taco was everything I want out of a cheap ass taco and I was actually surprised that it tasted decent. Much better than Taco Bell. I tried the three different sauces available on the tacos, the mild, hot, and Del Inferno. Del Inferno was definitely my favorite and lots of it. Two packets per taco at least.
Now the cheese quesadilla was sad. It was super thin and oily not to mention the burnt bits of god knows what stuck to it. I make better cheese quesadillas in my microwave after an evening of drinking and watching Real Chance of Love with the Wife. She loves that shit!
After finishing my taco I contemplated getting a burger mainly out of curiosity. Why do they have hamburgers? I ended up deciding against it and just stared out the window at this little girl playing in a huge puddle in the parking lot. She was just sitting in it, fully dressed in jeans and a tshirt. No other friends or adults around and she was around 10 - 13 yrs old. Very odd. I think even the homeless people just outside my window chowing down on their Del Taco french fries were a little confused by the scene as well. Ahh SE Bend, keep on keepin it classy.
612 SE 3rd St
Bend, OR 97702-1755
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