I’ll give Taco Bell credit, their new “cantina tacos” look like the real deal. Cilantro and onion and corn tortillas. And the limes! (Apparently others were giving them a shot as well – the cars were 15 deep in the Jefferson City drive-thru and the inside was packed)
But eventually you have to eat them – and that’s where the problems start. With hot sauce and lime juice I was able to get through most of the carnitas taco, but the asada and chicken tacos were dreadful. The kind of flavorless, laboratory-generated nothing you’d expect from Taco Bell. Blindfolded, I doubt you’d be able to tell the difference between meats. I tossed them in the trash and headed 200 yards down the road to Guadalajara (in Jefferson City) and their real tacos – lengua, pastor, etc. and only $.30 more per taco than at T-Bell.
Naturally, four other people were in the place.