Sep 21, 2023

Review: Taco Bell - Cheesy Jalapeño Mexican Pizza

Taco Bell Cheesy Jalapeño Mexican Pizza top-down view.

Taco Bell's Cheesy Jalapeño Mexican Pizza features a layer of seasoned beef and refried beans between two crispy tortilla shells, topped with with Mexican pizza sauce, shredded three-cheese blend, nacho cheese sauce, diced tomatoes, and pickled jalapeños. It's basically a regular Mexican Pizza but with the addition of nacho cheese and jalapeños on top.

I paid $5.49 for one, which is the same price as a regular Mexican Pizza.

My particular Cheesy Jalapeño Mexican Pizza came with one jalapeño slice per quarter so they didn't amount to much. I got a brief hit of heat and tang from each one as well as a bit of crunch but that was about it.

Taco Bell Cheesy Jalapeño Mexican Pizza three-quarters view.

The layer of nacho cheese on top of the Mexican Pizza made a slightly better accounting for itself. With a creamy, mild cheesiness in most bites as well as a smooth, slightly gooey mouthfeel. That being said, Taco Bell's nacho cheese sauce actual delivers a bit of heat and jalapeno notes on its own or eaten with chips but I often find that such subtle flavors are generally lost whenever I encounter it in any of their other menu items and that was the case here.

Beyond the two "new" additions, the Cheesy Jalapeño Mexican Pizza offered two delicately crispy shells sandwiching a layer of seasoned beef and refried beans between them for a mix of savory meatiness and earthy notes. The Mexican pizza sauce, which is tomato- and green chile-based, contributed an extra savory element and tasted similar to an enchilada sauce. The 3-cheese blend added a bit of a stretchy pull to go with very mild cheesiness. The diced tomatoes were good for a fresh element more than tomato flavor.

Taco Bell Cheesy Jalapeño Mexican Pizza cross-section.

Overall, Taco Bell's Cheesy Jalapeno Mexican Pizza made for some tasty eating with a good variety of tastes and textures. But with its slight changes versus the original, there's, it mostly just felt like eating a regular Mexican pizza.

Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Cheesy Jalapeño Mexican Pizza
Calories - 570 (from Fat - 280)
Fat - 31g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 1260mg
Carbs - 51g (Sugar - 4g)
Protein - 20g

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