Nov 3, 2022 - Food and Drink

Taco Bell tests new "dipping tacos" in Nashville

A taco with dipping sauces.

Photo: courtesy of Taco Bell

Just when it looked like Nashville had completely squandered the It City status, in steps Taco Bell.

Driving the news: Nashville is one of just two markets where Taco Bell is testing its grilled cheese dipping tacos. Our version includes shredded beef.

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  • The only notable exception is Dolly Parton. When a Dolly story comes along, we battle like "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat at Wrestlemania III.
  • Coverage of the grilled cheese dipping taco fell squarely under my purview since Taco Bell is a guilty pleasure of mine. In fact, a receipt from my kids' first big Taco Bell meal is displayed on our fridge next to school pictures and postcards from loved ones.

Between the shells: Taco Bell's new item comes as birria tacos seem to be having a moment.

  • Taco Bell's version is a pretty rough facsimile of the birria tacos you've ordered at your neighborhood taco shop. They're smothered in shredded cheese and grilled, which makes them very greasy.
  • At over $3 per taco after tax, the price was a little steep for me. But they did come with sides of cheese sauce and red sauce for dipping, which I appreciated.

In conclusion, the next time I'm hungry late at night, there's a reasonable chance I would order the grilled cheese dipping taco again.


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