Aug 19, 2013

Review: Taco Bell - Fiery Doritos Locos Taco

Taco Bell's new Fiery Doritos Locos Taco doesn't officially drop until this Thursday, but it's actually available starting today if you just ask.

The third Doritos Locos Taco flavor features a spicy chili-lime flavored red shell along with the standard seasoned ground beef, lettuce, and shredded cheddar (plus diced tomatoes and sour cream if you go for the Supreme).

I picked up the Fiery Doritos Locos Taco Supreme for $1.69.

In addition to sporting a bright red hue, the shell is sprinkled (some might say blasted) with a fine orange-red powder that delivers a citrusy tanginess with every bite, followed by a sizable dose of fiery heat. It's the purest of the three Doritos Locos flavors in that there's not much in the way of additional flavors beyond lime and chili.

This one ranks among the spiciest menu items at Taco Bell and would fit right in on the Volcano menu. If that's not enough for the heat-seekers, there's always hot sauce and/or lava sauce to up the ante. It's plenty hot enough for me though.

The rest of the taco was standard and spot-on. The produce was fresh and the tomatoes in particular were notably firm on this go-round. The sour cream helps cuts against the heat of the shell a little. But just a little.

Overall, Taco Bell's new Fiery Doritos Locos Taco was pretty good and well-executed. Rather than a familiar rotation of similar flavors, it offers something more novel that happens to work. Try it if you have a yen for the spicy stuff and don't mind the sour bite of lime.

Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Fiery Doritos Locos Taco (78g)
Calories - 170 (Calories from Fat - 90)
Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat 3.5g)
Sodium - 370mg
Carbs - 12g (Sugar 1g)
Protein - 8g

Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Fiery Doritos Locos Taco Supreme (113g)
Calories - 200 (Calories from Fat - 110)
Fat - 12g (Saturated Fat 5g)
Sodium - 390mg
Carbs - 15g (Sugar 2g)
Protein - 9g


  1. Is getting it early an anywhere deal or just SoCal?

  2. Wish they could do these with the soft taco. That's really all I eat at TB is soft taco's.

  3. I tried ordering one yesterday (Monday, Aug 19) in Scottsdale, Arizona and was SHUT DOWN. Not until Friday, they said.

  4. I had one yesterday it was really good, however I did not find it to be particularly spicy. It definitely had some kick, but I would've liked some more.

    Also my local store no longer has the Volcano Menu or lava sauce. From what I've been reading that seems to be the case in many other stores as well.

  5. It should be all over. I got on (for free to boot!) in Austin on Monday. Best DLT yet..I see more of these in my future.

  6. It's national. It was broadcast on most of their social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).

  7. Aww, that sucks. Most locations are franchises so there always seem to be a few that "didn't get the memo," so to speak.

  8. Had one yesterday (after a little confusion at the counter) and definately enjoyed it in the supreme form. $1.69 seems a little hefty, though. Had my first smothered burrito too and that was great, and $2.99 was a decent deal for the beef version. Although I think I still prefer the Hardee's Red Burrito version, though.

  9. Would there be a difference? No, except that it's not a crunchy taco. I've always only eaten Soft Taco's.

  10. I love this but I don't think it should have replaced the Volcano Taco. I'd like to be able to choose between the two. I had Lava sauce on the side and I thought this was the best Dorito Taco so far. I'll be getting this every time I order from TB. I love anything hot & spicy and this left a nice fire in my mouth. Oh and it was tasty too!

  11. Does it actually taste like chili and lime though? I didn't care for the other 2 versions because I find they don't taste like doritoes, lol.

  12. It tastes mostly of lime with spicy heat from chili.

  13. I tried this the other night and was pleasantly surprised.

    The nacho DLT was cheesy but it was just that....and theres already cheese on the taco. The ranch flavor i thought was overwhelmed by the sour cream. This one caught me by surprise though. It boasted more of a kick after eating a buffalo chicken griller

    I was a bit sad to find mine were a tad soggy by the time I got home though

  14. That would be my one complaint about DLT's.. they get soggy pretty fast. Much of Taco Bell food tends to do this, but these are probably the worst offenders. When you eat them relatively quickly they're delicious though.

  15. Holy saltmine, Jose....could they have possibly made this thing any saltier? The salt in the weird red shell completely overwhelms the taste of anything else in this monstrosity. Had to go gargle and brush just to get the taste out of my mouth. What a waste of ground beef, lettuce, cheese and sour cream. Buhhhhluck!!!!


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