Review: Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme from Taco Bell

I can’t think of a more highly anticipated, hyped up fast food item than Doritos Locos Tacos. I have never before had random acquaintances mention a taco to me as if George Lucas had decided to make three more Star Wars flicks. The buzz for these things has been more than huge. Ryan already reviewed the regular version, and he seemed to dig it a lot. Normally, I wouldn’t want to review something that had been covered previously on the site, but Taco Bell does have a slightly different version of what has already been discussed; The Doritos Locos Taco Supreme. The Supreme version adds diced tomatoes and sour cream… it is my civic duty to type my opinion of this bad boy.

Taco Bell describes the Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme like this:

A Taco Supreme® made with premium seasoned beef, crisp lettuce, diced juicy red ripe tomatoes, real cheddar cheese and topped with cool reduced fat sour cream, in a shell made from Nacho Cheese Doritos® Chips.

With all the wacky, over the top descriptions of food I see from fast food joints, I expected a few more exclamation points in the description. Whatever though.  This was a home run for Taco Bell. I have always loved their crunchy tacos, and eating this was like tasting salt for the first time. The combo of Doritos and Taco Bell belong together and I’m not sure why it took them this long to make it happen. I can only imagine the movie Far and Away, but with meat and powdered cheese instead of Tom Cruise and that other guy. The shell is like a normal Taco Bell shell, but covered in delicious Doritos Nacho Cheese seasoning. They don’t go light on the cheese powder either. The lite sour cream, for the first time ever, is welcomed, and is a great contrast to the assertive Dorito-ness of this taco. Fiesta salsa would be far better than the plain-Jane diced tomatoes, but I’ll let it slide. The price of $1.69 doesn’t bother me. It’s not a super value, but it isn’t going to break the bank either.

This is everything right about Taco Bell. While they are trying to compete with Chipotle with their new Cantina Menu (test markets only), it seems they didn’t realize that Chipotle already can’t compete with what Taco Bell does really well; over processed novelty food. I want soy pseudo-meat in a taco shaped Doritos shell damnit! This is a win for Taco Bell. Please don’t change the game plan halfway through the Super Bowl when you are up by 14.

Pros: It's a friggin' Doritos taco!

Cons: This didn't exist when I was a teenager. Don't eat one of these before touching valuable comic books. George Lucus. Encouraging George Lucas.

Taste: 8.50/10
Value: 6.00/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 2.00/10
Price: $1.69

Overall GrubGrade: 8.50/10

More Info: TacoBell.com
Nutrition Facts:
Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme
Calories - 200
Total Fat - 11 grams
Saturated Fat - 4.5 grams
Cholesterol - 35 milligrams
Sodium - 370 milligrams
Carbs -15 grams
Sugars - 2 grams
Dietary Fiber - 3 grams
Protein - 9 grams

14 comments on “Review: Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme from Taco Bell

  1. Lancaster says:

    This was what I tried last night. The sour cream soothe vs. the Dorito bite is indeed the key – in fact, I’d say that if you’re going to order a Doritos Locos anything, this should be the standard, not the regular taco. Another (literal) notch in Taco Bell product development’s belt!

    • Manavee says:

      I agree with this. I tried both the regular and Supreme versions today. The regular version was OK, it tasted like a Taco Bell taco with Doritos, as one would expect. The sour cream in the Supreme version, however, seemed to elevate it to something beyond the sum of its parts. It just combined really well with the Doritos and TB taco meat. It’s worth the upcharge, IMO.

  2. chris says:

    Grabbed this minus the tomatoes. They’re pretty good. Didn’t totally blow me away but it was definitely different and worth a try.

  3. Ed H says:

    Does anyone remember when a Supreme taco was also longer than the standard? Those were the days.

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  5. Justin ST says:

    I’m sorry, don’t like the price at all. $1.69 for tomatoes and sour cream is bogus. I’ll get the Doritos Taco Supreme as an occasional treat, but at that price, it’s too rich for my blood. Taco Bell needs to bring their prices down, they’re ridiculous.

  6. Kent says:

    I don’t care for their reformulated low-fat sour cream, it tastes gritty and doesn’t have any real flavor. I’ll try one soon (for the Dorito’s shell), but I’ve really tried to avoid Taco Bell whenever possible.

  7. Ryan says:

    I am not a taco bell lover anymore. I haven’t been since the 90′s, but it is cheap, fast food in a pinch. So, I gave into pressure and decided to try these Doritos taco’s tonight and I have to say.. OMG these things are f’ing delicious! I really was on the fence about them, but there is just something that hits you on that first bite that makes you want to scarf the whole thing down in 4 bites.

    I rarely do fast food more then once week, but this… this is going to be tough.

  8. Matt says:

    I knew I should have tried the supreme, just went with the regular. I liked it though, the shell wasn’t overwhelming and actually a little subtle. I think the sour cream will make it better.

  9. Christian says:

    I got two of the regular ones today, and I wasn’t blown away. I actually couldn’t taste much Doritos flavor in the shell. It would have been better with a stronger Doritos flavor.

  10. Jada says:

    I got this today in the $5 box. I thought it was pretty good! I haven’t tasted the regular, but I think I would go with this being better as a supreme as well. The tomatoes and sour cream cuts through the saltiness well. My only complaint was the same as others have said; the shell holder they put it in somewhat steamed up the bottom of the shell, causing it to break.

  11. Scrape says:

    You have to get the supreme with this particular taco. The Dorito flavor is indeed subtle, but it adds and wonderful undertone of flavor to the whole thing which interacts nicely with the mild sour cream (its not as tangy as you think it is). I think they may have added crack to the Dorito dust, as these tacos are addictive. They are the best thing taco bell has come out with in a while. I don’t like Doritos, I find the flavors too strong, but they cut down the potency of the Dorito Dust on the shells. I can’t quite explain the wonderous hramony of the flavors, but the magic dust adds something you just didn’t know what was missing; a true “where have you been all my life” moment.

  12. Biff Burgers says:

    I’m hooked! This is my new favorite Taco Bell delight! Can’t wait for the cool ranch tacos too!