Food News: Pacific Shrimp Taco from Taco Bell

As I mentioned back in early February, Taco Bell is going for a wide release of an item that is sure to be very polarizing.  It’s March, and it’s the season of Lent, so seafood items are springing up everywhere.  For Taco Bell, this means it’s time for the Pacific Shrimp Taco.  The Pacific Shrimp Taco will set you back 180 calories, 7 grams of fat, 21 grams of carbs, 660 mg of sodium and 8 grams of proteinCheck out our full review.

A warm, soft flour tortilla filled with six succulent shrimp marinated in a mix of spices, then topped with crisp shredded lettuce, Fiesta Salsa, and Avocado Ranch Sauce.

28 comments on “Food News: Pacific Shrimp Taco from Taco Bell

  1. rightclue says:

    Well, the picture sure looks nice, though I would hate to see the quality of shrimp that I actually do get…

    though the taco bell I usually go to is a pretty good quality one..

    I’m surprised Long John silver’s (also a subsidiary of Yum) didn’t do this first…

    as for nutrition, if they can make this fresco, this will be one super healthy.

    Moreover, do not fear the claims that shrimp have high cholesterol. Shrimp also has high amounts of unsaturated fats, which operate to raise your HDL levels which actually clear up the cholesterol in your clogged arteries. Moreover, ingested cholesterol is not directly proportional to serum cholesterol levels (though it is to a small extent)

  2. maxchain says:

    Y’know, I actually saw a poster for this on the window of my local Taco Bell when I was driving by. It said “Six Shrimp One Taco,” and probably had a picture of it or something underneath. I don’t know if they’re making the reference on purpose, but I can’t think of a more awkward way to introduce something so strange and unusual (even by Taco Bell standards).

  3. rightclue says:

    Did you know that the origins of the Filet O Fish at McDonald’s happened because they needed to give Catholic patrons something else to eat during Lent?

    However, the flip side of the story is that the owner of mcDonald’s at the time actually wanted to do a Hula Burger (cheese burger… with a slice of pineapple instead of beef!)

    Needless to say, the Hula burger fizzled and Filet o Fish was born… to get increasingly expensive and ever smaller…

  4. Justin says:

    This is a complete failure. $2.79 for one taco? I can just go to the local Mexican joint and get a shrimp burrito or fajitas that will be a better value. Taco Bell should just can this failure now. Bring back the Chicken Caesar Burrito.

  5. Wow, that’s a bit expensive. I’m sure I’ll try one asap, though, due to my love of all things shrimp.

  6. mitchery says:

    Scary. Taco bell and shrimp just doesn’t sound right to me.

  7. Bob says:

    Del Taco has something similar (Crispy Shrimp Taco) that sells for $1.89. I tried one and was unimpressed.

  8. Liz says:

    As someone who has gotten food poisoning from Taco Bell’s regular menu, I don’t think I will be willing to try their seafood.

  9. Clare says:

    Yeah, my friend got food poisoning 30 minutes after eating this taco. I’d steer clear from ANY fast food chain serving shrimp as the little buggers are easy to go off.

  10. Justin says:

    I have never gotten food poisoning from Taco Bell, or anywhere for that matter. Maybe it’s because my heritage is from developing countries, but I am not that sensitive.

  11. Mark says:

    i dont believe anyone who says they got food poisoning from tb. maybe it didnt agree with you or maybe you had too many drinks before hand but tb makes some good fast food. now if they’d only bring back the ‘chicken fiesta melt’ all would be right in the world.

  12. Francois says:

    Major fast-food chains normally are rather clean, I’d think. Out of curiosity, I just checked the health inspection reports for the Taco Bells in my city and almost all of them have near-perfect scores.

    So, while I’m also slightly dubious of so many people claiming to have gotten food poisoning from Taco Bell, fast-food shrimp just sounds risky. Even if it’s probably pre-cooked frozen shrimp.

  13. Adam says:

    As someone who has worked in FF I can tell you food poisoning is something that I would never rule out completly.

  14. Shana says:

    I tried it ! It was very good. Good enough to get atleast one more time. I am NOT a seafood person but there was just something about this taco I loved it ..might be the avocado ranch..it was soo yummy! Of course I added a little cheese too! Sounds weird but actually quite tasty !

  15. they LOOK good but god knows how my stomach can handle it…

  16. Rachel H says:

    Massive FAIL!

    No cheese, not enough of the green sauce, 6 tiny little mushy shrimp that didn’t have a lot of flavor to begin with . . . And way too soggy.

    Sigh. Looked good, sounded good. Poorly done.

  17. Tyler says:

    Thought it was really good, but it is a bit on the small side, especially for the price. But I guess it being seafood explains the price.

  18. beccaboo says:

    I had one of these yesterday. NOT worth $3.29. Didn’t have enough seasoning on the shrimp. I’ll stick to Chalupas.

  19. MaryAnn says:

    This taco is excellent and I am addicted!

  20. Susan says:

    I tried them yesterday. I got 2 shrimp tacos with a large drink for $5.99. Compared to my local Mexican joint, that is pricey and for lesser quality. However, if I need a quick drive-thru meal or someone drags me to Taco Bell, I would get this taco again. Without the ranch sauce, it seems like a very healthy option. The shrimp were smallish but what I expected, had a nice chipotle flavor, and the pico tasted great with them.

  21. KCho says:

    They were surprisingly tasty. I ate twice today. Shrimps are a bit small, but it’s OK.
    I am not taco bell fan, and this might even probably be my 4th time at Taco Bell in the last 6 ot 7 years.

  22. lance says:

    @ mark(11), you sir are a revelation. i thought everyone completely forgot about the chicken fiesta melt. the greatest fast food item ive ever had and i get around…..no clue how taco bell hasnt brought that back yet. anyone else out there know what im talking about? lets start a petition

  23. Anyone that says they got food poisoning needs to read and remember this FACT! It takes true food poisoning 6 to 8 hours to incubate in the human body. I learned this from the health department, when I ran a pizza joint. We had a few repeat customers that called more than a couple of times about pizza making them sick. It was less than 2 hours before we got the call back in each situation. The health inspector said it was either the Cheese (lactose intolerance) or sensitivity to one of the spices, either way, NOT food poisoning! If you feel sick after eating at TB, or any other fast food restaurant, look up their health score, if its on the higher end, then look for something other than food poisoning.

  24. Gigi says:

    I tried it a few times. I got it w/o the avacado sauce and mixed the shrimp and lettuce with some salsa and ate it with tortilla chips. I liked it.

  25. tiffiany says:

    I actually like it and want it back….for fast food, no complaints…bring back the shrimp!!!

    Tiffi

  26. carla says:

    AWESOME! I am addicted since last year…..:)

  27. Whitney says:

    I got food poisoning from this taco. I went to the dentist just for a simple cleaning and stopped and grabbed this on the way back. I tried it just for my love of shrimp so I ordered it without any sauce just veggies and shrimp. I only ate the shrimp. I threw the rest of the taco away.

    That was at 1 pm. Around four I went home from work because I kept getting this moments where my blood pressure would get really high and I would tremor a little bit. I went home and ate a very small amount of ice cream and with every swallow I wanted to vomit. I woke up around 8 pm that night and spent the entire night and next day sick. The night after I ended up in urgent care. I had a minor fever and my blood pressure was rather high, keep in mind my blood pressure has always been really low. So I got wheeled in the back in a wheelchair and the UC Dr. wanted to send me to the emergency room because I was so dehydrated and ill. He said that he wanted to see if fluids via IV would work and if not they would have to send me to the ER. Two IV’s and four hours later the medicine began working well enough that I was able to go home. All for $2100.

    Yes I am certain it was the Taco Bell that made me so ill. I did not eat anything else that morning because I had to rush to work and I knew that I did not have time to floss if I ate. I didn’t want the dentist yelling at me for not flossing because I have marginal gum disease. Also when I was at the dentist my blood pressure was where is normally is because the dentist and other dr’s always comment on how beautifully low it is.

    A few days later I felt much better and will never eat taco bell ever again. Thanks Taco Bell for the $2100 urgent care bill!

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