Review: Crispy Taco from Burger King

Although the Crispy Taco from Burger King isn’t exactly new, they’re still billing it as an introduction.  Burger King’s Crispy Taco is reminiscent of the tacos at Jack in the Box so if you’re on the eastern side of the country, this is as close as you’re gonna get.Burger King TacoHere’s how Burger King describes their Crispy Taco:

Introducing the Crispy Taco featuring a crispy, crunchy tortilla, filled with delicious, seasoned beef, shredded cheddar cheese and lettuce, all topped with just the right amount of our savory taco sauce.

This was my first time trying Burger King’s Crispy Taco and now that I’ve had it, I hope BK considers keeping it around longer than an LTO.  Let’s review:Burger King TacoAs you can clearly see, the Crispy Taco is pretty pathetic looking.  It’s not very appetizing in pictures or when you see it for yourself.  Don’t let the visuals deter you from giving it a fair shot.  Unlike the Crunchy Taco from Taco Bell, BK’s Crispy Taco shell will vary in the way it lays… imagine a corn tortilla deep fried and pressed together and the edges getting a hardened crunch while the center where the ground beef sits is soft and chewy.  I ordered two Crispy Tacos and the shell just twists and bends in spots differently on each.  The seasoned beef was nothing impressive, just a taco seasoning glob of pressed meat.  The rest of the components include some shredded cheddar cheese, lettuce strewn about and mild taco sauce.  It’s a lazy creation, but the shell has such a satisfying crunch and snap that it won me over.  Burger King TacoAt a price of just $1, Burger King’s Crispy Taco is a decent value and makes an excellent a la carte addition to a BK combo meal.  You won’t fill up until you’ve had at least a few of these tacos and maybe by that point you’ll have to use the toilet anyway.  Grab a couple for two bucks and you’re good.Burger King Crispy TacoIn closing, the Crispy Taco from Burger King is definitely an item I’d grab again.  Yeah I admit it looks awful, but it’s a satisfying value menu item that fits just right on the BK menu.

Pros: Loved the crispy crunch of the tortilla shell edges. Just a dollar.

Cons: Visually pathetic. More cheese, please.

Taste: 7.50/10
Value: 7.50/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 7.00/10
Price: $1.00

Overall GrubGrade: 7.50/10

More Info: bk.com
Nutrition Facts:
Calories - 170
Fat - 9 grams
Sodium - 360 milligrams
Carbs - 19 grams
Fiber - 2 grams
Sugar - 1 gram
Protein - 5 grams

22 comments on “Review: Crispy Taco from Burger King

  1. Robert says:

    These have to be fried with the meat already in them, right? I can’t explain the appearance otherwise. Anyone work at BK or Jack in the Box?

    • BigBelly says:

      It’s definitely in there, there’s a noticeable darker ring around the outside of the filling where the oil hits it.
      Compared to JIB, I’d say these have a better shell, the crispy part is almost chip like, and not very greasy, where as JIB shells are pretty much grease logged and hardish. The uniformity of the filling helps with the crispiness because it’s a even amount of tortilla around it, JIB seems different in everyone.

      Filling wise, I wasn’t very impressed, it was just bland to me, where as JIB has a very distinct flavor. I don’t know if they just didn’t use enough sauce, or forgot it, but it lacked something.
      I bought 4 of them and tried them with various sauces after the first one, 2 packs of sauce on one taco finally gave me what I was looking for. I find it odd they don’t offer any extra sauce

      Jacks filling in the Kings shell would be a very addictive item

  2. Trebor says:

    That doesn’t look fried at all. I bet it was lovingly baked in an artisanal oven in the rolling hills of the countryside of Mexico.

  3. Jesse says:

    They aren’t too different from the Jack In The Box version at 2 for ~$1+.

  4. Don says:

    Where is the shredded cheddar? I got American

    • Robert says:

      Yeah, the locations that have made these consistently the past few years have always used American, so I bet those locations will still make them the old way, possibly on accident. However, you get such a tiny amount of shredded cheddar it’s not like you can actually taste it.

  5. RJ says:

    I thought BK had always sold tacos. I’ve bought tacos from Burger King 2 for $1 and some change for years. Have they just rolled out tacos nationwide and stated charging $1 each. I’m really confused.

  6. Darleen Green says:

    These tacos taste exactly like Jack in the box tacos that I grew up on. It is hellacious that people care to read this comment. It’s fast food. Like or dislike it. Get over it. lol 😂 it was ok
    Not the best Taco because it’s not a Mexican restaurant.
    It is definitely DEEP FRIED and comes frozen.
    Anyone with half a brain would know it’s a novelty item.

  7. Darleen Green says:

    It was supposed to say hilarious 😂 funny spellcheck again

  8. Helen S Callahan says:

    I tried these and they have little resemblance to tacos. Each had 3 or 4 shreds of lettuce, and about the same on cheese. Pathetic. Don’t be fooled by the pretty picture of them on the order box as I was. This is false advertising. They aren’t worth a dollar…. or even half a dollar. The “meat” resembled chili, and I’m not sure it wasn’t. There was more “soup” than meat. Really, Burger King, this is not up to your usual standards.

  9. EB says:

    Why not just go to taco bell? Much better and not much more $. This looks terrible

  10. nancy says:

    GROSS!!! the most disgusting taco in the world!!

  11. Taco Bell has nothing to worry about with this new so called grease soaked deep fried Taco from Burger King, stick to burgers. You need to prepare if you go to order the $1.00 taco by wearing a lobster bib, rubber gloves and a shower cap. You will not how greases there are and the sauce runs out and the rest just falls out, keep them in the paper sleeve for a reason. Get lost of napkins, your going to need them. Never again do I have to buy them, ever, ever, ever!

  12. Lance Rocke says:

    Had these twice since they were brought back, the first time they were great, as I am a JitB taco fan, when I can get those. Like the shell better than Jack as well, much less stale tasting. Second time I ordered them, horrible, no sauce, horrible flavor… so bad I dont want to buy them again

  13. Mary R says:

    Just tried the taco. Enjoyed it. Shell crunchier than I expected; but I like crispy and crunchy and liked it. A little saltier than I expected.

  14. Rvelez says:

    It was utterly gross

  15. Charles Miller says:

    I tried them for the first time yesterday. I wish I had my dollar back. The taste was bland, the shell way too hard, and they actually used cheese slices. I didn’t realize they were going to be deep fried, but that explains the weird texture. I had planned on giving them another chance, at a different store, but I suspect that they are just never going to be good.

  16. Mike Baker says:

    Hands down a “GREAT TASTING TACO”.

  17. Trebor Kroy says:

    BK’s “tacos” are horrible. BK should stick with what they do best– making burgers. You don’t see Taco Bell trying to sell burgers!

  18. Toni Green says:

    Just tried the tacos and they are awful. Sorry. They look nothing like the ones in their commercials. There’s very little filling and they are greasy.

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