Taco Bueno is a fast-food restaurant chain headquartered in Farmers Branch, Texas, with locations in eight different states across the country, most of these being in northern Texas and Oklahoma. They are specialized in serving Tex-Mex-style food items such as fajitas, nachos, tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and others.
The prices charged by Taco Bueno are similar to those you can find at their competitors, but you can get a better idea about this by taking a look at the table below where you will find their latest menu prices.
|Beef Potato Burrito||$2.29|
|Beef Taco Rollup||$1.14|
|Chicken Potato Burrito||$2.63|
|Chicken Taco Rollup||$1.6|
Burritos & Quesadillas
|Beef B O B||$4.59|
|Beef Bueno Burrito||$3.44|
|Big Freak’n Quesadilla||$6.89|
|Chicken B O B||$5.16|
|Chicken Bueno Burrito||$3.44|
|Steak B O B||$6.2|
|Beef Crispy Taco||$1.71|
|Beef Soft Taco||$1.83|
|Beef Crispy BFT||$3.32|
|Chicken Crispy Taco||$2.17|
|Chicken Crispy BFT||$4.01|
|Chicken Soft Taco||$2.29|
|Steak Soft Taco||$3.21|
|Steak Crispy Taco||$3.09|
|Steak Crispy BFT||$5.74|
|2 Beef Crispy BFT’s, Bean Burrito & Fountain Drink||$8.61|
|Beef Bueno Burrito, Crispy Beef Taco & Fountain Drink||$6.2|
|Beef Muchaco, Crispy Beef Taco, Bean Burrito & Fountain Drink||$7.58|
|Beef Mucho Nachos & Fountain Drink||$5.75|
|Beef Mucho Nachos, Soft Beef Taco & Fountain Drink||$8.38|
|Beef Nacho Salad, Crispy Beef Taco & Fountain Drink||$7.58|
|Chicken Quesadilla, Crispy Beef Taco & Fountain Drink||$8.04|
|MexiDips & Chips, Beef Muchaco & Fountain Drink||$8.04|
|MexiDips & Chips, Beef Muchaco, fountain drink||$8.04|
|Three Crispy Beef Tacos & Fountain Drink||$6.54|
|Three Taquitos, Dipping Sauce, a Bean Burrito and a Fountain Drink||$6.9|
Nachos & Salads
|Beef Mucho Nachos||$5.74|
|Beef Nacho Salad||$4.59|
|Beef Taco Salad||$6.54|
|Big Freak’n Nachos||$6.89|
|Chicken Mucho Nachos||$5.74|
|Chicken Nacho Salad||$4.82|
|Chicken Taco Salad||$6.89|
|Steak Mucho Nachos||$7.46|
|Steak Nacho Salad||$6.2|
|Steak Taco Salad||$8.04|
|Grande Beef Taco Platter||$7.35|
|Grande Chicken Taco Platter||$8.15|
|Beef Wholotta Platter||$9.19|
|Chicken Wholotta Platter||$9.65|
|Beef Taco Platter||$5.74|
|Chicken Taco Platter||$6.08|
|Beef Muchaco Platter||$6.08|
|Chicken Muchaco Platter||$6.43|
|Beef Chilada/Taco Platter||$6.54|
|Chicken Chilada/Taco Platter||$6.89|
|Beef Chilada Platter||$6.89|
|Chicken Chilada Platter||$7.12|
|Sour Cream Chicken Chilada Platter||$7.58|
|Flour Tortilla||6 in.||$0.33|
|Jalapeno White Queso||$1.6|
|Mexican or White Rice||$1.14|
|Chips & Guacamole||Large||$3.09|
|Chips & Guacamole||Small||$2.06|
|Chips & Queso||Large||$3.09|
|Chips & Queso||Small||$2.06|
|MexiDips & Chips||$4.47|
|Cheesecake Chimichanga||2 Pc.||$3.09|
|Tropicana Orange Juice||Bottle||$2.06|
|Frozen Lemonade or Strawberry Lemonade||Small||$2.29|
|Frozen Lemonade or Strawberry Lemonade||Large||$2.86|
Taco Bueno’s story starts back in 1967 with the art graduate student from Abilene Christian University, Bill R. Waugh. He opened his first restaurant in Abilene, Texas. Also, he founded several other restaurant chains in the southwest of the United States. In January 2015, unfortunately, he passed away.
Since its opening, the ownership of the company has changed many times. Unigate bought this restaurant chain in 1981 and in 1996 sold it to CKE Restaurants, which owns also the Carl’s Jr. franchise.
Just after five years, CKE Restaurants had some financial problems and sold the business to Jacobson Partners hoping to cover the debt. After another four years, the Taco Bueno chain had a new owner, more precisely Palladium Equity Partners.
Also, over time the company had several different CEOs including John Miller (2005) and Ed Lambert (2011). At this time, the CEO of Taco Bueno is Omar Janjua.
In December 2015 it was sold again, this time to TPG Growth and the current owner is Sun Holdings.
In 2000 Taco Bueno was voted the “Best Mexican Quick Service Restaurant in the Country” and considering that they have locations only in a few states across the country, this is notable recognition.
Nowadays, Taco Bueno has more than 140 stores that are located in several US states including Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Arkansas.
Taco Bueno sets itself apart from its competitors through their high-quality foods and a limited menu. Also, they allow the clients to customize their orders. For instance, Taco Bueno provides a self-serve salsa and condiment bar, that is permanently stocked with different fresh homemade salsas, but also onions, jalapenos, and Pico de Gallo. So, clients can adjust the meals according to their preferences.
The restaurant sets a high-quality standard for all its food, not only for salsas. For example, the meats are freshly seasoned and the guacamole is homemade and fresh every day.
Their most popular menu item is tacos, but customers also love the queso dip and chips and the cheesecake chimichanga.
Also, some of their locations offer delivery and catering options. One of these is the store located at the University of Oklahoma. They offer three different catering options including:
- Basic Setup – they prepare your food and come to your location, where a buffet table is set up with chaffing dishes for you; they return to take back these after two hours;
- Delivery – they prepare and deliver your food into disposable containers;
- Full Service – they prepare your food, come to your location, set up everything, and for up to two hours serve your guests. Once, they are done, they clean up and leave.
The company has plans to expand this delivery service to all of its restaurants.
Taco Bueno FAQs
At what time does Taco Bueno open?
Most Taco Bueno restaurants open at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday. But it may vary from one location to another and you should visit the company’s official website to see which are the opening hours of the location you are interested in.
At what time does Taco Bueno close?
In general, Taco Bueno restaurants close at 10:00 p.m. every day. But again, it depends on the location and the day of the week. So, you should verify this information by visiting the restaurant’s official website.
Does Taco Bueno use real beef?
Yes, Taco Bueno uses real ground beef to prepare their food items.
What type of cheese does Taco Bueno use?
Taco Bueno uses mostly cheddar cheese.
Who founded Taco Bueno?
Taco Bueno was founded in 1967 by Bill Waugh, who was a graduate student from Abilene Christian University. He studied fine arts.
What is Taco Bueno’s mission?
Taco Bueno has the mission to offer a better-tasting, authentic Tex-Mex experience through made-fresh-daily food items, genuine friendly hospitality, and hand-selected ingredients.