The last few months Facebook posts have talked about the new, area Taco Boy. No kids, Home Depot shopping, and lunch with hubby, a relaxing day. Except it was not so enjoyable when most of the meal was spent comparing the food to Taco Bell.
A new Taco Boy recently joined the fast food stretch between Otsego and Plainwell. We finally got the chance for a visit. Right from the start, not impressed. The cashier did not know what the green sauce was except for jalapeno. Guacamole and salsa verde were no where on the menu! Two of my Mexican must haves! I settled for a mini wet burrito and drink, $6.99. A bit much for a fast food “special” in my opinion. My husband got a dry burrito, side of refried beans, and drink, $6.39. I also wanted to try the chips and salsa, $2.26.
The first bag of chips were stale and chewy. The replacement bag was better but El Matador chips found in super markets are tastier. The salsa was fresh, had a hint of black pepper, and overall okay. My burrito was nothing special. Ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, and beans rolled in a flour tortilla topped with red sauce, cheese and onion. The refried beans were the tastiest part of the meal. As a note, they do not make their own mild taco sauce (little packets) and little cups of sour cream cost an extra, $.24. So much for homemade and inexpensive.
I will give the new restaurant a chance to warm up before returning. If we want fast food Mexican, Taco Bell’s fresco taco, burritos, or Cantina Bell menu have fresh pico, grilled corn, and grilled meat, more flavor and better prices. Better yet, a trip to Big Burrito in Kalamazoo is worth the gas! Taco Boy, more like Taco Toddler. It has growing to do; cashiers need to know the ingredients, check chip freshness, and rethink prices.