Fast-food review: Taco Bell’s new Pacific Shrimp Taco not very fillingTaco Bell’s Pacific Shrimp Taco might be the most aptly named item on the Mexi-American fast-food restaurant’s menu; because this taco is a “shrimp.”
Taco Bell’s Pacific Shrimp Taco might be the most aptly named item on the Mexi-American fast-food restaurant’s menu; because this taco is a “shrimp.”
Don’t believe the commercials. This tiny tortilla taco isn’t a mouthful. And when they say it has “six” shrimp, they aren’t talking about the jumbo variety of this shellfish. Buried under a stack of lettuce, diced tomatoes and an avocado ranch sauce that was tasted but not seen, these shrimp fit into the commercial buzz word of “light.” Does that mean “light,” as in, low on calories? Maybe (180 calories, according to Taco Bell). But mostly it’s light in the sense that one of these tacos won’t fill you up.
Again, that isn’t a problem. But for $3.20 with tax, you want something that’s more than an appetizer.
As for the shrimp, a co-worker described them as “rubbery.” While it isn’t like eating a bubble-gum taco, these shrimp don’t exactly taste fresh either.
But on a menu full of fowl and beef, shrimp is a nice change of pace. It’s just not a pace you’ll want to maintain.
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