Jun 10, 2014

Review: Taco Bell - Quesarito

Taco Bell's Quesarito features seasoned ground beef, Latin rice, chipotle sauce, and reduced-fat sour cream, rolled up in a grilled cheese quesadilla.

I bought one for $1.99. It's also available with shredded chicken for $2.79 and marinated steak for $2.99.

As the Quesarito isn't made of any new ingredients, the flavor should be pretty familiar to Taco Bell regulars.

The Latin rice supplies a bulk of the seasoned, just slightly herby flavor with the beef coming along for the ride. The chipotle sauce delivers some savory heat, while the sour cream adds a bit of unnecessary creaminess given all the cheese that is here.

There's a good amount of cheese in the Quesarito with a combination of melted cheddar and nacho cheese. With all that cheddar in one place, it was pretty flavorful and gooey. It ended up mostly on one side only though, so I took it apart to see why:

The quesadilla shell of the Quesarito is actually made of two differently sized flour tortillas. The one that ends up on the outside is bigger, while the second one is only about half the size of the first. There's only an amount of cheese to cover a good part of the smaller tortilla, which left it mostly on one side of the Quesarito when rolled up.  The outside of the Quesarito is grill-pressed for a slightly crisped layer.

Overall, Taco Bell's Quesarito was pretty good if a little bit familiar in the way that a lot of "new" Taco Bell items tend to be. Still, there was a surprising amount of cheddar flavor to go with the seasoned rice and beef.

Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Quesarito - Beef (259g)
Calories - 650 (from Fat - 300)
Fat - 34g (Saturated Fat - 12g)
Sodium - 1450mg
Carbs - 65g (Sugar - 5g)
Protein - 22g