FAST FOOD NEWS: Taco Bell’s Beefy Potato-rito

Taco Bell Beefy Potato rito

Update: We reviewed it! Click here to read our review.

Taco Bell has a new value menu item — the Beefy Potato-rito. According to our pal, Grub Grade, it was first seen as a test item back in January.

The $1 menu item features seasoned beef, cheddar cheese, crispy potatoes, nacho cheese sauce, and chipotle sauce wrapped in a flour tortilla. It’s also available in a $5 Box that also includes a Doritos Locos Taco, a crunchy taco, and a medium drink.

The Beefy Potato-rito has 450 calories, 24 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 1030 milligrams of sodium, 45 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, and 14 grams of protein.

If you’ve tried it, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via Taco Bell’s website)

9 thoughts to “FAST FOOD NEWS: Taco Bell’s Beefy Potato-rito”

  1. Whenever an item is listed for $1 I err on the side of it being small. That was not the case for the Potato-Rito. Two of them could easily have been a meal paired with a side of chips and nacho cheese. I expected the beef to be sparingly added to make the potatoes a more prominent feature but there was a good amount beef that meshed well with the potatoes and cheese. Overall with this being a dollar item I would highly recommend picking one up.

  2. When I ordered to Potato-Rito, the cashier initially rang up the half-pound beef and potato burrito. Fortunately it was worked on quickly, in contrast to McDonald’s Signature Sandwiches when feel like they take at least a minute to work through.

    The most apt comparison would be to the item it was mistaken for however, as for the most part it’s about half the size of the full Beef and Potato burrito (which is now suspiciously absent from Taco Bell’s site), missing only the sour cream. Not that the lack of sour cream detracts from it, the cheese and potatos mix well with the meat to stand on their own.

    It remains to be seen how long it will remain on the dollar menu though, as since it seems to have knocked off the original, be on the look out for this to stay on the menu at a higher price like their Grillers. While they’re at a dollar though, consider getting an extra cup of nacho cheese to dip them in to further meld the flavors.

    (Nutrition Facts – 1 Burrito (172.9g) – 450 calories, 210 calories from fat, 24 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 1030 milligrams of sodium, 45 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, and 14 grams of protein.)

    Purchased Price: $1
    Size: 1 Burrito (0.39 lbs or little over a half of a Half Pound Beef and Potato Burrito)
    Rating: 8 out of 10
    Pros: Enough meat and potatoes to be worth the value. Good distribution of cheese/beef/potatoes. Essentially a smaller version of the old Half Pound Beef and Potato Burrito.
    Cons: Essentially a smaller version of the now no longer available Half Pound Beef and Potato Burrito without sour cream. Could have subbed in Nacho Cheese instead of Cheddar.

  3. Nothing like the commercial, about the size of a McDonald’s sausage burrito. Three bites and your done. Not much inside the flour tortilla, which is folded in at both ends. Pretty disappointing, even for one dollar.

  4. It was good but I wish I would have looked at the # calories first before I ate 2 of them for a late cheap lunch

  5. It was ok but not much in it – almost no potato, in fact it was filled with RICE. And very little meat. The oddest thing.

    1. Oh, and it did have a few fritos in it btw. It’s almost like they were out of potatoes and decided to just start throwing stuff in. As I went through drive thru and didn’t notice until later I didn’t bother to question them.

  6. I get one of these on my lunch break for work pretty often for the food for price benefit. I see a lot of the other comments mentioning it being small, well I guess the stores near me are just less thrifty because mine is always about the same size as the other basic burritos. Sometimes even being a little bigger or smaller but still a better option than any of those for less price. hope it stays a dollar menu for a while.

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