Del Taco is an American fast-food restaurant chain specialized in serving Mexican-inspired food items such as quesadillas, tacos, nachos, and burritos. Besides these, the restaurant also serves American favorites like hamburgers, milkshakes, crinkle-cut fries, and chicken.
The prices charged by Del Taco are comparable to those charged by its greatest competitor, Taco Bell. Though Del Taco has very loyal clients and most of them believe that the food served at this restaurant is better than Taco Bell. The company was even named as having the “Best Value for Your Money” in an annual survey on “America’s Best Fast Food (Worst)” in the country’s leading consumer magazine. This survey was based on the reviews of 96,000 clients who ate at 65 restaurant chains all over the country.
You can get a better idea about how much you would spend at Del Taco by looking at the table below where you can find their latest menu prices.
|Egg & Cheese Breakfast Taco||$1.29|
|Mini Bacon Quesadilla||$1.29|
|Bacon Breakfast Taco||$1.49|
|Sausage Breakfast Taco||$1.49|
|Hashbrown Sticks||5 Pc.||$1.49|
|Hashbrown Sticks||8 Pc.||$1.99|
|Iced Prima Java Coffee||$1.49|
|Bacon Breakfast Burrito||$1.79|
|Minute Maid Orange Juice||$2.19|
|Hot Prima Java Coffee||$1.89|
|Carne Asada Breakfast Taco (Limited Time)||$2.29|
|Epic Scrambler (Sausage or Bacon)||$4.99|
|Epic Scrambler (Sausage or Bacon) – Meal||$6.49|
|Epic Scrambler (Carne Asada Steak)||$5.49|
|Epic Scrambler (Carne Asada Steak) – Meal||$6.49|
|Bacon & Egg Quesadilla||$3.59|
|Bacon & Egg Quesadilla – Meal||$5.39|
|1/2 lb. Sausage or Bacon & Egg Burrito||$4.09|
|1/2 lb. Sausage or Bacon & Egg Burrito – Meal||$5.79|
|1/2 lb. Steak & Egg Burrito||$4.59|
|1/2 lb. Steak & Egg Burrito – Meal||$6.29|
|Egg & Cheese Burrito||$3.29|
|Egg & Cheese Burrito – Meal||$5.39|
|Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad||$6.49|
|Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad & Small Drink||$7.99|
|Mexican Chopped Chicken Salad||$6.49|
|Mexican Chopped Chicken Salad & Small Drink||$7.99|
|Signature Taco Salad||$6.49|
|Signature Taco Salad & Small Drink||$7.99|
|Spicy Grilled Chicken Burrito||$4.19|
|8 Layer Veggie Burrito||$4.09|
|Classic Grilled Chicken Burrito||$4.29|
|Del Combo Burrito||$4.19|
|Meal Includes Medium Drink|
|Epic Cali Steak & Guacamole Burrito||$6.09|
|Epic Cali Steak & Guacamole Burrito – Meal||$7.69|
|Epic Grilled Chicken Avocado Burrito||$6.29|
|Epic Grilled Chicken Avocado Burrito – Meal||$7.99|
|Epic Chicken Chipotle Ranch Burrito||$6.29|
|Epic Chicken Chipotle Ranch Burrito – Meal||$7.69|
|Epic Steak & Potato Burrito||$6.29|
|Epic Steak & Potato Burrito – Meal||$7.69|
|Epic Carne Asada Burrito (Limited Time)||$7.29|
|Epic Carne Asada Burrito – Meal (Limited Time)||$8.99|
|Del Beef Burrito||$4.29|
2 for $5
Get 2 of the Same Classic Burritos for 1 Low Price
|Carne Asada Street Taco||$3.29|
|Carne Asada Street Taco – Meal||$7.99|
|Carne Asada Combo Burrito||$5.49|
|Carne Asada Combo Burrito – Meal||$8.29|
|Tacos & More|
|Beer Battered Fish Taco||$2.79|
|Street Taco (Chicken)||$2.49|
|Street Taco (Carne Asada Steak)||$2.79|
|Turkey Taco (Crunchy or Soft)||$1.89|
|Flatbread Taco (Chicken)||$3.39|
|Flatbread Taco (Steak)||$3.69|
|Chicken Cheddar or Chicken Spicy Jack Quesadilla||$3.79|
|Cheddar or Spicy Jack Quesadilla||$2.79|
|Macho Nachos (Beef)||$4.79|
|Macho Nachos (Chicken||$5.19|
|Macho Nachos (Steak)||$5.99|
|Pollo Asado with Avocado||$5.79|
|Green Chile Chicken with Avocado||$5.79|
Buck & Under Menu
|Mini Cheddar Quesadilla||$0.59|
|Mini Bacon Quesadilla||$0.79|
|Jacked Up Value Bean, Rice & Cheese Burrito||$0.89|
|Freshly Made Bean & Cheese Cup||$0.89|
|Chili Cheese Nachos||$1.00|
|Salsa Verde Nachos (Limited Time)||$1.00|
|Salsa Fresca Chicken Taco (Limited Time)||$1.00|
|Grilled Chicken Taco||$1.00|
|1/2 lb. Bean & Cheese Burrito||$1.00|
|Double Beef Classic Taco||$1.00|
|Real Strawberry Lemonade||$1.00|
|Brewed Iced Tea||30 oz.||$1.00|
|Double Del Cheeseburger||$4.39|
|Bacon Double Del Cheeseburger||$4.89|
|Deluxe Chili Cheddar Fries||$4.29|
|Chili Cheddar Fries||$3.99|
|Carne Asada Fries (Limited Time)||$5.99|
|6 Regular Tacos & 6 1/2 lb. Bean & Cheese Burritos||$9.99|
|6 Classic Tacos & 6 1/2 lb. Bean & Cheese Burritos||$13.99|
|6 Grilled Chicken Tacos & 6 1/2 lb. Bean & Cheese Burritos||$13.99|
|Includes Small Drink and Fries. Medium Upgrade $0.59 & Macho Upgrade $1.19|
|2 Double Beef Classic Tacos & Cheddar Quesadilla||$6.79|
|Del Combo Burrito||$6.99|
|Classic Grilled Chicken Burrito||$7.39|
|Double Del Cheeseburger||$7.39|
|2 Grilled Chicken Tacos||$6.29|
|2 Double Beef Classic Tacos||$6.29|
|2 Beef Battered Fish Tacos||$7.79|
|Spicy Grilled Chicken Burrito & Grilled Chicken Taco||$7.79|
|Del Beef Burrito & Double Beef Classic Taco||$7.79|
|Macho Combo Burrito||$7.89|
|Meal Includes Kid’s Fries, Drink, & a Treat|
|Kid’s Quesadilla Meal||$4.59|
|Kid’s Value Bean & Cheese Burrito Meal||$4.59|
|Kid’s Regular Taco Meal||$4.59|
|Kid’s Hamburger Meal||$4.59|
Desserts & Drinks
|Caramel Cheesecake Bites||2 Pc.||$2.89|
|Caramel Cheesecake Bites||4 Pc.||$5.29|
|Chocolate Chip Cookies||1 Pc.||$1.39|
|Chocolate Chip Cookies||3 Pc.||$2.39|
|Premium Shakes (Vanilla, Strawberry, or Chocolate)||$3.49|
Del Taco was founded by David Jameson and Ed Hackbarth. Their first restaurant was opened on September 16, 1964, in Yermo, California. The company was very successful and this led to the opening of new locations. In a short period of time since the opening of the restaurant, Dick Naugle joined Jameson and Hackbarth, and they founded Red-E-Food Systems, Inc. to start franchising the Del Taco brand. However, in the early 1970s, Dick Naugle left the company. After that, the name was changed to Del Taco, Inc.
Hackbarth and Jameson sold to W.R. Grace and Company the right to use the Del Taco name in the United States in 1976. So, the chain continued to grow and by 1978 there were 100 locations. Also, the menu has expanded and more food items were introduced such as quesadillas, ice cream sundaes, and bun tacos.
Del Taco merged with the Naugle’s restaurant chain in 1988 and this led to an increase in the geographic coverage and size. Moreover, the restaurant began to stay open throughout the entire night.
The company started to launch various initiatives to improve the whole customer experience and to promote the image of the brand. These initiatives included a new logo and designs for the restaurants. Also, the restaurant chain regained its exclusive rights to use the name “Del Taco” from W.R.Grace and Company. After these changes, the company was able to open new stores outside of California, but also in the Northeast Corridor, Las Vegas, Missouri, Nevada, and St. Louis markets. By the year 2008 around 500 Del Taco restaurants were opened.
Unfortunately, in 1993 the company filed for bankruptcy and went through many challenges. In 2015 it was purchased by Levy Acquisition Corporation and nowadays there are almost 600 restaurants located all over the United States, with the most in the Western area.
Del Taco prides itself that its food items taste better than other eateries because they are made with the freshest ingredients to order. Some of the fresh meals include the freshly grilled marinated chicken, the slow-cooked beans made from scratch, the hand-made Pico de Gallo, and the hand-grated cheddar cheese.
Be prepared to pay anywhere between $3 and $8 for a taco. There are many different options you can choose from such as Salsa Fresca Chicken Taco, Street Tacos, Regular Taco, Flatbread Tacos, Grilled Chicken Taco, Beer Battered Fish Taco, and Double Beef Classic Taco.
Also, burritos come in many different types such as Classic Chicken Burrito, Epic Carne Asada Burrito, Eight Layer Veggie Burrito, Epic Grilled Chicken Avocado Burrito, Del Beef Burrito, Epic Steak, and Potato Burrito, Del Combo Burrito, Epic Chicken Chipotle Ranch Burrito, and Epic Steak and Guac Burrito. Expect to pay anywhere between $5 and $9 for one of these.
The food items under the American Grill category cost anywhere between $5 and $8, and include Crinkle Cut Fries, Double Del Cheeseburger, Chili Cheddar Fries, Bacon Double Del Cheeseburger, Deluxe Chili Cheddar Fries, Carne Asada Fries, and Regular Cheeseburger.
Breakfast items are priced between $3 and $8, and include the Egg and Cheese Burrito Meal, Bacon and Egg Quesadilla, Epic Scrambler, and Breakfast Tacos. If you like to eat handcrafted salads such as Signature Taco Salad, Mexican Chopped Chicken Salad, or Avocado, Bacon, and Chicken Salad, you will have to pay $7 to $9. Also, for the Combos and Fiesta packs, you will have to pay anywhere between $7 and $15.
The customers’ favorites are the fries, burritos, and tacos, but the fish tacos are also very appreciated. The staff is pretty friendly and the restaurants are clean.
Del Taco FAQs
At what time does Del Taco open?
Most of the Del Taco restaurants open every day at 07:00 a.m. However, it depends on the location and the day of the week. It is recommended to verify the opening hours of the restaurant you are interested in on their official website.
At what time does Del Taco close?
In general, Del Taco closes every day at 12:00 a.m. But, again, it may vary from one location to another and you should visit their website to check this information.
What is the cheapest item at Del Taco?
Del Taco offers some food items that are priced at only $1. Some of these include Crispy Chicken Taco, Snack Taco, Bean & Cheese Burrito with Green Sauce, Crispy Chicken Taco, Chicken Taco Del Carbon, and many more.
What is the green sauce at Del Taco?
The green sauce at Del Taco is a mix of water, green chili puree, ground cumin, diced green chilies, garlic powder, jalapeno peppers, citric acid, modified food starch, and salt.
What is the hottest Del Taco sauce?
The hottest Del Taco sauce is Del Inferno, which is three times hotter than any other hot sauces offered by other similar restaurants.