Skip to comments.Del Taco Coming to Texas (Dallas Metroplex)
Posted on 08/12/2010 12:54:06 PM PDT by JNRoberts
Following the footsteps of Irvine-based In-N-Out Burger, Del Taco plans to expand its Southern California brand to Texas.
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I eat only tacos I make. Not tacos made by some teenager with acne....................
The Macho Combo burrito is still my absolutely greatest guilty pleasure.
Yeah...my neighbor here where we live (near Dallas) says every time he goes to California he has to have that Macho Combo Burrito from Del Taco. me?.....I just like their plain ole red or green burritos and they have great fries.....unhealthy as all get out.....but great.
Me too. I even make my own shells from masa. Usually use Beef (picadillo) that I make myself as well.
Since when does somebody come INTO Texas to show them how to make a taco?
Del Taco sounds like the afternoon drive jock on an oldies station the San Fernando Valley.
Del Taco = slightly better than Taco Bell but not as good as any roach coach.
There is only ONE exception I make. There is a taco restaurant within walking distance of my home. It is NOT part of a chain. It is a “mom & pop” operation and is run by adults who own it and have a vested interest in keeping me and everyone else healthy.................
MOM&POP’s are usually great places.....
I’m waiting for Tacos! Tacos! Tacos! Tacos! to open...
Here in Texas....I have yet to find a Mexican Restaurant that deep fries their own tortillas for tacos. Virtually every single Mexican Restaurant in the Dallas Metroplex.....no matter whether expensive or cheap......they all use preformed “Taco Bell type” shells.
So far, its the worse thing about Dallas........the worse. Oh.and hard to find home made enchilada sauce too.....u know...red chili type sauce.
Here they actually use Chili con carne on their enchiladas. The same stuff I use to make a chili dog.....it’s their “Tex Mex” style.......
The first day I moved in.....my next door neighbor..also from CA said......”You won’t find any good Mexican Restaurants around.” ....he was mostly right........which is why I’m all turned on about Del Taco......LOL!
I’m sure Dallas natives are thrilled their city is being turned into SoCal :).
I’m sure Dallas natives are thrilled their city is being turned into SoCal :).
I would rather eat my own 2 day old just humped 50 miles in the desert wth 115 degree heat underwear than eat at Del Taco
I ate a lot of Del Taco food when I was in college. But I can’t remember what it tasted like, since I was almost never sober when I was eating it. :)
Well, they seemed pretty thrilled when I had a whole new floor put into my house......had them build a new swimming pool in the back.....and will probably be ok when I buy a new Chevy Traverse in the next few months......
Point?......As CA exports capital....(me)..it continues to import poverty.(illegals).....
Texans love taking my money.....believe me. and I’d rather give it to them than people who work at the CA DMV, and CA retirees....they don’t get any more of my money.....none.....:)
Del Taco was in Texas 25 years ago.
What’s next? 7-Eleven comes (back)?
The influx of California restaurants is not surprising. Fully 80% of the 136 or so new students enrolled at our neighborhood elementary school (south mid-cities) last year were from California. California restaurants know that their customers are moving to DFW and will seek out those places that remind them of home.
Uh....actually......I think 7/11 is headquartered near Dallas......Southland Corp. and they....(7/11) are all over the place here......everywhere......uh....where have you been?
I will never forget as a Texan, being taken for the first time to a Taco Bell in Laguna Beach, California in the 1960s.
I sincerely did not know what to make of it, it made no sense to me whatever, I couldn’t even figure out how it fit into the food world at any level.
Excellent Point Strict.
We are driving to Norman Oklahoma next week....about a 2.5 hour drive from where we live in Northeast Texas......why? Because it’s the closest Marie Callendars!.....Everyone is looking forward to it.....should be a nice day....and they got that Frisco Burger and great pies.....besides.....never been to Oklahoma either....
If you haven’t tried tacos made with acne
then don’t knock them........
My father was 79 when my brother and I took him to
see the WWII memorial a few months after it was opened
in DC. We stayed in Falls Church, Va and found a Chili’s
restaurant to dine at. Now, anybody in the West knows
that Chili’s is a chain that offers Mexican fare so
I was counting on ordering an enchilada or a couple
of tacos and a a chile releno (apologies for Spanish
spelling). To my surprise the only Mexican item on the
menu was a crab casadilla. Anyway, you must make some
killer tacos because I have had some damn good ones
at some different restaurants.
Yeah, I remember Del Taco being here years ago.
The only good thing that could happen to Texas is for those California socialist swine to move back from where they came from and take their shitte food with them!
They will find a very crowded market plus a lot of people just make them at home.
Not a real crowded market for CA cuisine including fast food. Lots of Californians looking for CA cuisine and fast food....spells opportunity.....In N Out and Del Taco.....smart...
By the way......I believe the Texas Deficit is now around $18 billion....more than N.Y. and close to CA right?
So isn’t it already a mess here?
I’m sure there are many fine and tasty taco restaurants all across the country. It’s not the taste that I have a problem with, it’s the hygiene of the preparers. A study of restaurants by a university (Duke?) found that of all types of restaurants, “Mexican style chains”, i.e. Taco Bell and others, were the most likely to make you ill. A Mexican restaurant that cooks the meal, i.e. enchilladas etc, is fine with me. Tacos are a no-no because of the raw contents. Burritos, Casedillas, anything cooked is okay.............
An...u know... probably shudnt either. But sooo glad ur so 'turned on' about del Taco.
I’ll take a Mom&Pop restaurant of any type over a chain type every time........especially BBQ!..............
I love BBQ....unfortunately, here in north Idaho, it is very hard to find except in a chain. Usually do my own at home......
The best Mexican restaurant I have eaten in was in..........MEXICO!.............
Yeah....isn’t sad when Del Taco is about the best fast food in Texas.
And why shouldn’t I create “an about” page.....uh u gonna come beat me up or something?....
Sounds like a business OPPORTUNITY to me!.................
To all Texans on this thread: you have my sympathy.
Yeah, good idea, Texas needs a few more taco stands! snort*///>
To all people thinking of moving to Texas.....most Texans are really nice people......very friendly......but as with any place....there are some pricks.....the kind Bill Maher makes a living making fun of.....ignore em.....most are very nice......and welcoming too.
In San Diego there are KILLER 24hr roach-coach Mexican food places EVERYWHERE! Robertos, Alibertos, etc.
My brother was down from Northern Cali celebrating my sisters 21st birthday. He got hungry and I said “Mexican?” he said yes so we started walking down the street. He asked me “Where are we going?” I replied “the closest place?”, “Where is that?”, “I don't know, but you can't walk too far before you find one!”
We went two blocks and there were TWO, right across the street from each other. And it was AMAZINGLY good!
Yeah....70 or 80 “taco stands”....I mean....heck.....that’s gotta hurt the economy.....genius.
Many of my favorite bands are from Texas....Old 97s, Alejandro Escovedo, Bad Livers.....
“...and will probably be ok when I buy a new Chevy Traverse in the next few months......”
Why would any conservative do business with Government Motors?
Nope. Be afraid that you'd like it.
Uh....because it seats 8, has good overall ratings, excellent gas mileage.and I like the way it looks? Pretty simple......
What is your problem?
Del Taco is surprisingly good for fast food. It beats the heck out of the crappy Taco Bell.