Del Taco is an American fast-food restaurant that specializes in Mexican recipes. This restaurant dishes classic Mexican recipes, including tacos, burritos, nachos, and quesadillas.
They also sell American delights like hamburgers, milkshakes, and crinkle-cut fries.
Del tacos say that its menu items taste better than other restaurants because they use fresh ingredients. Examples of the fresh ingredients include:
- Slow-cooked beans made from scratch.
- Hand-grated cheddar cheese.
- Hand-made pico de gallo.
- Freshly grilled marinated chicken.
The chain celebrated its 50th anniversary with its “UnFreshing Believable” campaign in 2014.
The campaign shows the steps that were taken by the chain to make a quality made-to-order menu exclusive made from ingredients freshly prepared.
They serve more than three million people every week. The establishment is well known for having the “Best Value for Your Money” in an annual survey on “America’s Best Fast Food (and the Worst)” in the nation’s leading consumer review magazine.
This survey is based on the opinions of 96,000 diners who ate at 65 restaurant chains throughout the nation.
Del Taco Menu With Prices
FOOD SIZE PRICE
Tacos & More
Beer Battered Fish Taco $2.29 Street Taco (Chicken) $1.99 Street Taco (Carne Asada Steak) $2.29 Turkey Taco (Crunchy or Soft) $1.39 Flatbread Taco (Chicken) $2.89 Flatbread Taco (Steak) $3.19 Chicken Cheddar or Chicken Spicy Jack Quesadilla $3.29 Cheddar or Spicy Jack Quesadilla $2.29 Nachos $1.29 Macho Nachos (Beef) $4.29 Macho Nachos (Chicken $4.69 Macho Nachos (Steak) $4.99
Carne Asada Street Taco $2.29 Carne Asada Street Taco - Meal $6.99 Carne Asada Combo Burrito $4.49 Carne Asada Combo Burrito - Meal $7.29
Spicy Grilled Chicken Burrito $3.19 8 Layer Veggie Burrito $3.09 Classic Grilled Chicken Burrito $3.29 Del Combo Burrito $3.19 Del Beef Burrito $3.29
2 for $5
Burritos 2 Pc. $5.00
Epic Cali Steak & Guacamole Burrito $5.09 Epic Cali Steak & Guacamole Burrito - Meal $6.69 Epic Grilled Chicken Avocado Burrito $5.29 Epic Grilled Chicken Avocado Burrito - Meal $6.99 Epic Chicken Chipotle Ranch Burrito $5.29 Epic Chicken Chipotle Ranch Burrito - Meal $6.69 Epic Steak & Potato Burrito $5.29 Epic Steak & Potato Burrito - Meal $6.69 Epic Carne Asada Burrito (Limited Time) $6.29 Epic Carne Asada Burrito - Meal (Limited Time) $7.99
Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad $5.49 Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad & Small Drink $6.99 Mexican Chopped Chicken Salad $5.49 Mexican Chopped Chicken Salad & Small Drink $6.99 Signature Taco Salad $5.49 Signature Taco Salad & Small Drink $6.99
Buck & Under Menu
Mini Cheddar Quesadilla $0.59 Regular Taco $0.69 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 Crunchtada Tostada $1.00 Chicken Roller $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
Pollo Asado with Avocado $4.79 Green Chile Chicken with Avocado $4.79 Avocado Veggie $4.09
Double Del Cheeseburger $3.39 Bacon Double Del Cheeseburger $3.89 Del Cheeseburger $2.29 Cheeseburger $1.79 Deluxe Chili Cheddar Fries $3.29 Chili Cheddar Fries $2.99 Crinkle-Cut Fries Regular $1.79 Crinkle-Cut Fries Medium $1.99 Crinkle-Cut Fries Macho $2.49 Carne Asada Fries (Limited Time) $4.99
2 Double Beef Classic Tacos & Cheddar Quesadilla $5.79 Del Combo Burrito $5.99 Classic Grilled Chicken Burrito $6.39 Double Del Cheeseburger $6.39 2 Grilled Chicken Tacos $5.29 2 Double Beef Classic Tacos $5.29 2 Beef Battered Fish Tacos $6.79 Spicy Grilled Chicken Burrito & Grilled Chicken Taco $6.79 Del Beef Burrito & Double Beef Classic Taco $6.79 Macho Combo Burrito $6.89 Macho Burrito $4.69
6 Regular Tacos & 6 1/2 lb. Bean & Cheese Burritos $8.99 6 Classic Tacos & 6 1/2 lb. Bean & Cheese Burritos $11.99 6 Grilled Chicken Tacos & 6 1/2 lb. Bean & Cheese Burritos $11.99
Kid's Quesadilla Meal $3.59 Kid's Value Bean & Cheese Burrito Meal $3.59 Kid's Regular Taco Meal $3.59 Kid's Hamburger Meal $3.59
Desserts & Drinks
Cinnamon Churros $1.00 Caramel Cheesecake Bites 2 Pc. $2.39 Caramel Cheesecake Bites 4 Pc. $4.29 Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 Pc. $0.89 Chocolate Chip Cookies 3 Pc. $1.80 Bottled Water $1.49 Soft Drink Small $1.79 Soft Drink Medium $1.99 Soft Drink Macho $2.39 Premium Shakes (Vanilla, Strawberry, or Chocolate) $2.99
Egg & Cheese Breakfast Taco $0.79 Mini Bacon Quesadilla $0.79 Breakfast Burrito $0.89 Bacon Breakfast Taco $1.00 Sausage Breakfast Taco $1.00 Hashbrown Sticks 5 Pc. $1.00 Hashbrown Sticks 8 Pc. $1.50 Iced Prima Java Coffee $1.00 Bacon Breakfast Burrito $1.29 Minute Maid Orange Juice $1.69 Hot Prima Java Coffee $1.39 Milk $1.50 Carne Asada Breakfast Taco (Limited Time) $1.79 Epic Scrambler (Sausage or Bacon) $3.99 Epic Scrambler (Sausage or Bacon) - Meal $5.49 Epic Scrambler (Carne Asada Steak) $4.49 Epic Scrambler (Carne Asada Steak) - Meal $5.49 Bacon & Egg Quesadilla $2.59 Bacon & Egg Quesadilla - Meal $4.39 1/2 lb. Sausage or Bacon & Egg Burrito $3.09 1/2 lb. Sausage or Bacon & Egg Burrito - Meal $4.79 1/2 lb. Steak & Egg Burrito $3.59 1/2 lb. Steak & Egg Burrito - Meal $5.29 Egg & Cheese Burrito $2.29 Egg & Cheese Burrito - Meal $4.39
The tacos are priced between $1 and $5 and come in many different types (including the Street Tacos, Flatbread Tacos, Beer Battered Fish Taco, Turkey Taco, Double Beef Classic Taco, Grilled Chicken Taco, Regular Taco, and Salsa Fresca Chicken Taco).
The burritos are priced between $3 and $4 and also come in many different types. The different types of burritos include the Epic Carne Asada Burrito, Epic Grilled Chicken Avocado Burrito, Epic Steak, and Potato Burrito, Epic Chicken Chipotle Ranch Burrito, Epic Cali Steak, and Guac Burrito, Del Combo Burrito, Del Beef Burrito, Eight Layer Veggie Burrito, Classic Grilled Chicken Burrito, and many others.
The American Grill includes Bacon Double Del Cheeseburger, Double Del Cheeseburger, regular Cheeseburger, Deluxe Chili Cheddar Fries, Carne Asada Fries, Chili Cheddar Fries, and Crinkle Cut Fries. These items under the American Grill range from $3 to $4.
Breakfast food prices range between $1 and $5. They include the bacon and egg quesadilla, egg and cheese burrito, breakfast burrito, bacon breakfast burrito, Epic Scrambler, Breakfast Tacos, Bacon, and Egg Quesadilla Meal, and the Egg and Cheese Burrito Meal.
Bacon, Avocado salad, Handcrafted salads include the Chicken, Mexican Chopped Chicken salad, and the Signature Taco Salad. The salads’ price ranges between $5 and $7.
Fresca bowls’ price ranges between $4 and $5. The Fresca bowls include the Green Chile Chicken with Avocado, the Pollo Asado with Avocado, and the Veggie.
The Combos and Fiesta packs consist of tacos and burritos, fries, and beverages ranging between 4 to 12 dollars.
On September 16 in 1964, the first restaurant at Yermo in California was opened by Ed Hack barth and David Jameson The restaurant became a big success. The success led to the opening of more restaurants.
Dick Naugle soon joined Hackbarth and Jameson, and they established Red-E-Food Systems, Inc. to franchise the Del Taco brand. The restaurant grew all over the Southern California area.
In the early 1970s, Dick Naugle left the company. The chain got renamed from Red-E-Food Systems to Del Taco, Inc. However, the establishment continued to increase.
Jameson and Hackbarth franchised the store to investors in 1976; then, the rights to use the Del Taco name got sold for the U.S to W.R Grace and co.
The chain continued expanding and included more items like the quesadilla, ice cream sundaes, and bun taco.
In 1988, Del Taco merged with the Naugles’ restaurant chain. Dick Naugle had started the Naugles’ restaurant chain back in the 1970s.
This merger allowed the chain to increase in size and geographic reach. The restaurant also started to stay open all night.
The chain started to launch a series of initiatives to promote the brand and improve the customer experience. New designs for the restaurant were included as well as the logo in this initiative.
The rights to its name were regained from W.R. Grace and co which allowed an expansion beyond California. The chain decided to open new locations in Nevada, st. Louis, Missouri, las vegas, and Northeast Corridor markets.
They doubled in size, then in 2008; they launched their 500th restaurant. The chain then re-opened in Georgia and Texas and grew into the pacific northwest and colorado.
Sadly, in 1993. The combination of high-cost leases and the three-million-dollar lawsuit from a former supplier led to severe financial difficulty. As a result, between 1994 and 1998 the company fluctuated in size.
The restaurant had reduced to 325 stores in December of 1998. Sagittarius Brands, LLC purchased the establishment in 2004, and by January of 2008, the chain had increased to five hundred restaurants.
Levy Acquisition Corporation then purchased the company on June 30, 2015. The chain went viral on that day. Now, the chain has many locations all over America, mainly in the Western region.
Their menu holds a variety of food selections, consisting of both American and Mexican specials. The Mexican specials include classic tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, and Fresca bowls.
You’d find American favorites mainly under the “American Grill” section, including cheeseburgers, hamburgers, and fries. They also have handcrafted desserts, milkshakes, and salads.
The restaurant also has breakfast food both as a combo and individually and a kids’ menu for children. In addition, the restaurant provides a practical and convenient “Buck and Under” menu, containing items that start at 59 cents.
The Burritos, tacos, and fries are some of their specials. Their fish tacos favorites are a good recommendation. The chain hours are different depending on location. But very few chains are open all day. The restaurants are neat and have friendly customer service.