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Aug 1, 2010

News: New "Cantina Tacos" at Taco Bell

You probably know them as street tacos or just plain tacos at any Mexican taqueria ("taco shop"), but Taco Bell has dubbed them "Cantina Tacos" and they're the newest addition to the Taco Bell menu.

Billed as their "finest taco ever," Taco Bell's Cantina Tacos pretty much come in the standard street taco with two grilled, warm corn tortillas filled with your choice of meat (marinated steak, marinated white meat chicken, or shredded carnitas), diced onions, and chopped cilantro paired with a wedge of lime on the side.

The new tacos are available individually, in a two-taco bundle, or a three-taco combo.

I don't know about other areas, but L.A. is teeming with taco trucks and taquerias where you can get fresh off the grill tacos for a range of $1 to $1.50 at most places which makes Taco Bell's offering a bit of a hard sell around here.

Then again, depending on how many it takes to get you full, these tacos can be on the healthier end of Taco Bell's menu, coming in at 160 to 200 calories a pop, and 2.5 to 7 grams of fat.

Nutritional Info - Carnitas Cantina Taco (113g)
Calories - 200 (from Fat - 60)
Fat - 7g (Saturated Fat - 2g)
Sodium - 260mg
Carbs - 26g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 9g


Nutritional Info - Chicken Cantina Taco (113g)
Calories - 170 (from Fat - 20)
Fat - 2.5g (Saturated Fat - .5g)
Sodium - 350mg
Carbs - 27g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 11g


Nutritional Info - Steak Cantina Taco (113g)
Calories - 160 (from Fat - 25)
Fat - 2.5g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 270mg
Carbs - 26g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 9g


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