Taco Bell re-released the Beefy Potato-rito for a limited time on April 15 — all for just $1.
The fan-favorite burrito — packed with spiced beef, nacho cheese and potatoes — was temporarily offered at Taco Bell in 2017. Hoards of fans have been begging for its return ever since.
I, too, have fallen under the Beefy Potato-rito spell from the first bite — and I ate three of them over the course of two days for this review because I am an investigative journalist first and always.
But in all seriousness, the Beefy Potato-rito is absolutely ridiculous. I love Taco Bell as much as every other red-blooded human being and have been known to treat myself to a Crunchwrap Supreme and Baja Blast regularly, but this burrito is so unbelievably good that it might be my new favorite menu item.
Is it because of the potatoes? I think that might be what puts this burrito over the edge. Potatoes rarely get the love they deserve for how much heavy-lifting they have to do to improve meals.
In the Taco Bell Wiki Fandom — my sixth most visited website — an unnamed poet wrote a beautiful ode to the Beefy Potato-rito.
“How come Potato is NEVER in the spotlight? It’s like Seasoned Beef is ALWAYS stealing the scene,” the entry says. “Maybe one day Potato WILL star in his very own spin-off (without Seasoned Beef), but until then we can all look forward to their combined never-ending battle to keep our budgets safe and cravings at bay.”
The pièce de résistance? It’s $1.
If you didn’t just shut whatever device you’re reading this on to run to the closest Taco Bell (or Taco Bell Cantina if you are fancy), I don’t know what else to tell you. Maybe you’re my mortal enemy, Dillon Thompson, who is a vegetarian just to spite me.
$1 is stealing. It’s basically free. Imagine eating the best spiced-beef-and-potato-with-nacho-cheese-based meal of your life for less than a pack of gum. It’s reality, people! But only for a limited time.
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