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A trend with fast food Mexican restaurants lately is to take the standard ingredients and combine them together in what is often called a "combo" item.  Combo burritos are the most common, taking up permanent residence at both Taco Bell and Del Taco.  I guess "combo" is better than that other more hip term "mash up" which doesn't sound very good when applied to food.

del taco shredded beef burrito

del taco shredded beef burrito

Doesn't that look delicious?  OK, maybe getting a "beauty shot" of the interior of a burrito isn't as easy as it is with burgers.  Must be a real challenge to food stylists.  Anyway, this Shredded Beef Combo Burrito from Del Taco is just what you'd expect: shredded beef, beans, cheese and sauce.  The hook here is that Del Taco doesn't normally have shredded beef.  So this is a "limited time" promotional item.  At $2.99, this is considered a premium burrito.  It was exactly what you'd expect a meaty, beany burrito to taste like.  I did find it dry however, despite the default sauce and my addition of 2 packets of Medium (Del Scorcho) sauce.  Nevertheless, a good alternative to the normal burrito offerings for frequent Del Taco visitors.


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