Jan 20, 2020

Del Taco Tests Kitchen Crafted Tacos at Select Locations in Southern California

Del Taco tests new Kitchen Crafted Tacos as a possible premium taco line at 28 restaurants in the Los Angeles and San Diego markets for a limited time.

Del Taco's Kitchen Crafted Tacos come in four varieties:

- Chicken Guac Taco - Grilled chicken with new handcrafted guacamole, pickled red onions, and fresh cilantro folded in a warm flour tortilla.

- Chimichurri Steak Taco - Grilled carne asada, chimichurri sauce (made with oil, garlic, herbs, and spices), cabbage, and fresh cilantro folded in two warm corn tortillas.

- Steakhouse Taco - Grilled carne asada, crinkle-cut fries, creamy green chile aioli sauce, cabbage, and cilantro folded on a warm flour tortilla.

- Beachside Fish Taco - Battered and crispy-fried wild-caught Alaskan pollock, new handcrafted guacamole, savory secret sauce, cabbage, pickled red onions, and fresh cilantro folded in two warm corn tortillas.

I asked for a quick blurb regarding the concept and received the following response:

"Our Kitchen Crafted Tacos were inspired by the culinary movement of award-winning chefs using fun flavors to put their own modern spin on traditional Mexican tacos. We’re excited to be the first fast food restaurant to test tacos with fresh, unique ingredients & flavors, similar to those you see in food trucks across the nation."

The suggested prices are $2.19 for the Chicken Guac Taco, $2.49 for the Chimichurri Steak Taco, $2.69 for the Steakhouse Taco, and $2.89 for the Beachside Fish Taco. According to Del Taco, the prices are meant to be competitive with restaurants that offer similar premium tacos while still drawing in at least some value-conscious customers.

There is currently no set end date for the test.

Locations where  Kitchen Crafted Tacos are being tested are also offering guacamole and chips & guacamole as side items.

Photo via Del Taco.

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