New tostadas at Del Taco

On my way back to the office today, it was getting close to lunch time and I was coming up on the nearest Del Taco at the edge of Baldwin Park, off of Ramona Boulevard.
I decided to stop in and grab some lunch while I was there.
I forwent my usual Big Fat chicken tacos to satisfy my curiosity – Del Taco’s new tostadas at only 89 cents each.
Tostadas as I know them are beans, maybe some type of meat, lettuce, tomato, and cheese all on top of a round, hard (usually fried), corn tortilla. Salsa, sour cream and avocado is optional of course, depending on your preference.
Well, I went ahead and ordered the ‘New Tostada’ meal which came with one tostada, two regular beef crispy tacos, the crinkly-cut fries (one of my favorite kind of fries), and a drink for under $5.
Of course I should have known that at only 89 cents each, there wouldn’t be much to these “tostadas”. But I let the menu picture fool me.
First, this tostada version was the size of a taco-truck tortilla, alot smaller than tostadas as I know them. It did have refried beans, but my lettuce was more white than green, and the cheese, all melted now, was the size of a quarter on one side of my tostada.
And where’s the diced tomato?! I would’ve been happy with at least some white (preferably red of course, but see above) pieces of tomato.
Needless to say I was not too happy with my tostada.
I should know better and stick to my Big Fat chicken!

- Claudia

2 thoughts on “New tostadas at Del Taco

  1. I guess you got what you paid for and just look at all the calories you saved.
    It amazes me that they can supply the food and labor along with the overhead at the minimal price of 89 cents.

  2. The all-time best french fries were made by the old “Pup-N-Taco” chain. Nothing has come close since they departed back in the mid-80′s.

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