REVIEW: Del Taco Beyond Tacos

Del Taco Beyond Tacos

What are the Del Taco Beyond Tacos?

Utilizing Beyond Meat, a wholly plant-based meat substitute in its tacos, Del Taco officially overtakes Taco Bell as my faux-Mexican eatery of choice. The vegetarian Beyond Taco and the vegan Beyond Avocado Taco, apparently here for a limited time, are being tested throughout the United States. My area was finally lucky enough to receive them.

How are they?

In short, a revelation. Del Taco took its charming array of spices and seasonings and mixed it into the ground beef-like Beyond Meat, creating a flavorful mélange that is even better than its real meat mixture. Offering two distinct tacos — the Beyond Taco and the Beyond Avocado Taco — I ordered both as soft tacos, natch, with no problem and no argument.

Del Taco Beyond Taco

The Beyond Taco contains the plant-based protein, lettuce, tomatoes and shredded cheese – perhaps a little too much shredded cheese. After taking a handful of it off, the spicy meat substitute really comes through, filling and satisfying, far more than you would think it would.

Del Taco Beyond Avocado Taco

Additionally, the Beyond Avocado Taco features the protein, lettuce, tomatoes and, for all the difference in the world, a hearty slice of avocado. While the cheese kind of took over the previous taco, here the cool denseness of the avocado really brings out the seasonings that make the Beyond Meat so mouth watering.

Is there anything else you need to know?

Tacos not your bag, baby? I’m sure if you ask nice enough, they will substitute meat with Beyond Meat on just about anything on the menu. They did it for me with the soft tacos. The taste I’m sure would go great with its burritos, nachos and, sorry Carl’s Jr., burgers as well.


In both the Beyond Taco and the Beyond Avocado Taco, the plant protein elevates both and finally gives taco-hungry vegetarians and vegans a palpable choice as opposed to settling on lame takeaways and substitutions at other restaurants.

Purchased Price: $2.49 each
Size: N/A
Rating: 8 out of 10 (Beyond Taco)
Rating: 9 out of 10 (Beyond Avocado Taco)
Nutrition Facts: (1 taco) Beyond Taco – 300 calories, 19 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 510 milligrams of sodium, 15 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 1 gram of total sugars, and 19 grams of protein. Beyond Avocado Taco – 260 calories, 14 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 390 milligrams of sodium, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 2 grams of total sugars, and 12 grams of protein.

7 thoughts to “REVIEW: Del Taco Beyond Tacos”

  1. vegans r overated.. and il stick to making my own tacos with alot of the non fillers.. its all about the meat.. dont need all that cheese and etc…

  2. I just tried it on a special day-before it goes official in Las Vegas event and it was fabulous. They gave me the beyond meat taco with cheese rather than the one with avocado that I ordered but since it was free, I didn’t take it back and ate it and it was delicious! I agree about how good that beyond meat was. It was flavorful without being salty which I welcomed. I look forward to trying the avocado one and ordering a burrito with the beyond meat product! Thank you Del Taco!

  3. I just had with the Beyond tacos last night in Palm Springs. I ordered two of them and was not impressed. It was mostly whole beans in the bottom of the taco with a little bit of a seasoning mixed with it. Very underwhelmed.
    3 out of 10 rating from me

  4. So, what exactly is the “plant based” ingredient? Soy? Cashew? What? I’d like to know before I put it in my body.

  5. Yum! I absolutely love the beyond tacos especially the avocado one. This is my new obscession and will eat at Del Taco occasionally. Before Beyond i never went there.. Please keep it going! YUM!

  6. I just had 2 tacos with beyond meat and was really pleased. I am on a low sodium diet and also restricted with meat . I have had beyond sausage and beyond meat at home and like it especially sausage. I wished the sodium content was lower and I would consume many more. I will continue to buy these

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