Feb 5, 2020

Review: Jack in the Box - Tiny Tacos

Jack in the Box Tiny Tacos are mini versions of their regular tacos but without the lettuce, taco sauce, and cheese that they normally throw in after frying.

An order of 15 Tiny Tacos cost me $3.49. and comes with Creamy Avocado Lime sauce for dipping.

The Tiny Tacos are very much like the mini tacos you find in the frozen food aisle but with more of a finely ground taco meat filling rather than shredded chicken or beef. Where the regular Jack in the Box Taco has a paste-like meat filling, the Tiny Tacos were more of a meat slurry, which might be off-putting to some as looks even worse than meat paste but tastes fine with a meaty seasoned flavor and a bit of spicy kick. I'm guessing the reason it's wetter than the meat of the regular taco is to ensure that they don't dry out during frying, since the smaller size would cook through faster.

Tiny Tacos are deep-fried so they turned out quite crunchy (crunchier than their regular tacos I'd say) and were still crispy the next day.

At least at my local Jack in the Box, you only get one dipping cup of Creamy Avocado Lime sauce (I was told I'd have to pay extra for more but could get any other sauce for free) for 15 Tiny Tacos. Unless you're dipping quite sparingly, you'll probably run out half way through. The sauce was indeed creamy with a refreshing punch of lime flavor but didn't taste much like avocado at all. There was a nice seasoned flavor to it though and it went well with the mini tacos.

Overall, I liked Jack in the Box Tiny Tacos in the same way I like their regular tacos, which is their number-one-selling menu item. I like the taste and the crunch of the tacos but am a little put off by the texture of the meat slurry, which is to say they're great in the late hours of the night (or wee hours of the morning).

Nutritional Info - Jack in the Box Tiny Tacos (193g)
Calories - 350 (from Fat - 120)
Fat - 13g (Saturated Fat - 3g)
Sodium - 780mg
Carbs - 45g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 12g

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