Hola mi amigos! And Happy National Taco Day! How weird that this important event doesn’t fall on a Tuesday this year, right? Also, it’s fine, because every day can be Taco Day if you are living your life correctly. Which I certainly am.
The fine folks at Taco Bueno reached out again to let me know about a new menu item, which I am thrilled to share with you. In fact, we are offering another giveaway for a $25 gift card so you can go try it yourself!
It’s called the “Wholotta Tailgate Box,” and it’s both enormous and delicious.
The whole shebang costs an even $15 and this is what you get:
The Wholotta Tailgate Box has the most dippable Bueno items. Each box includes eight Crispy Beef Party Tacos or eight Chicken or Beef Taquitos, four large bags of chips and five large dips, including queso, refried beans, jalapeno ranch, firehouse salsa and Taco Bueno’s signature red salsa.
Yesterday, Handsome and I had funny afternoon schedules, so we met last minute for an early dinner at the Taco Bueno in Midwest City, almost exactly the halfway point between his office and the Lazy W. Normally we would have invited friends to join us for so much food, but it just didn’t work out that way. We ordered, and the girl who took out order let her eyes widen as she said, “That’s a whole lot of food for two people!” I don’t even think she knew how cute and funny it was that she actually uttered the words, “WHOLE LOTTA” haha! Perfect. My husband politely agreed. I silently took it as a challenge to eat everything, including the truly perfect grilled chicken burrito bowl I always have to order. (Kind of addicted to these).
My husband especially likes Taco Bueno’s refried beans (they really are better than anything similar we order at more expensive Tex Mex restaurants) and the Wholotta Tailgate Box comes with a large carton of these. Of the other dipping sauces we tried, I personally like the Firehouse Salsa best. The Jalapeno Ranch was also good! I bet had we opted for taquitos instead of tacos, that would have been scooped up quickly. I drizzled lots of the Jalapeno Ranch on my burrito bowl. Along with so much cilantro. Yum.
Which reminds me: Besides the actual food choices, my favorite thing about Taco Bueno continues to be the fresh salsa and condiment bar. I heap my meal with several little cups of chopped cilantro, fresh pico de gallo, salsa, and sliced peppers. LOVE this extra stuff!
Our honest review of the new item:
We both love the food at Taco Bueno, so enjoying dinner was easy. My husband commented that The Wholotta Tailgate Box is a great deal if this (chips, tacos, and beans and queso, etc) is what you would have ordered anyway. But we did kind of wish you could mix up the items, so that you get some tacos and some taquitos or burritos, for example. Still, it’s so convenient! I sat there thinking how nice it would be to just drive through and pick up to go, a $15 self-contained meal that does not require a ton of special orders but still satisfies all kinds of flavor cravings.
Say, for example, you are taking food to…
- teenagers at play practice or study group (perfect!)
- casual movie night at home and you’re hungrier for more than popcorn but are tired of pizza (yes, soon!)
- potluck football watch party (I mean obviously, haha!)
- office meetings that go late and you want to feed your people and keep them working (this happens)
- slumber partiers (fun!)
- your favorite hobby farmers who invite you for a night of bonfires and ghost stories soon (us, stay tuned!!)
- so many food-requiring times and events. It’s crunchy, salty, cheesy, meaty, affordable goodness!
I have to say the two of us made a pretty good dent in the meal, even considering the burrito bowl I ate first, but we still came nowhere near finishing it. We tidied up the leftovers (really love the sturdy cardboard delivery style box!) and I drove it to our friends’ house on my way back to the farm. They have teenagers, and you know teenagers are always hungry. As an avid always-hungry person, I respect that.
In addition to the Wholotta Tailgate Box and Tacos Sacks, Taco Bueno is unveiling their new $5 Box. This combination box comes with two options:
- The $5 Muchaco Box includes one beef muchaco, one party crispy beef taco, one party bean burrito, one small bag of chips and queso, and a small drink.
- The $5 Combo Burrito Box includes one combo burrito, one party crispy beef taco, one party burrito, small chips and queso, and a small drink.
So, yeah, I will be visiting Taco Bueno again shortly for more goodness. And apparently, Handsome and I are not alone in believing this to be the top choice for quick and fresh Tex-Mex! Look what I noticed as we left the restaurant:
That’s awesome. Congratulations Taco Bueno!
Do you want to win $25 to go feast on some Taco Bueno? Just leave a comment here, or tweet this post, or hop over to my Instagram and comment there, share any of it, etc. I will collect all entries everywhere and do a random drawing next Taco Tuesday, October 10th. Good luck! And thank you, Taco Bueno, for a delicious, convenient dinner with plenty to share!
“50 Years of Fresh!”