REVIEW: Taco Bell Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito

Taco Bell Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito Log

What is the Taco Bell Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito?

I’ll let the Taco Bell website answer that question:

Double the steak*, nacho cheese sauce, seasoned rice, red strips, creamy chipotle sauce, reduced-fat sour cream, and three-cheese blend wrapped inside a warm flour tortilla, with even more three-cheese blend grilled on the top.

*As compared to a Steak Quesadilla

Basically, it has everything last year’s wonderful Grilled Cheese Burrito had. Except, instead of seasoned beef, it comes with a double steak serving.

How is it?

Taco Bell Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito Weight

Well, first off, this sucker is thick, and it puts my forearms to shame. Actually, it puts all of my arms to shame. I’m surprised it didn’t weigh a pound, but it did make a pleasing thud when I dropped it on my dining table.

Taco Bell Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito Closeup

The highlight of the menu item is the grilled cheese on the flour tortilla. It gives the outer layer an almost plasticky feel, but it also provides an additional cheesy burst with most burrito bites. Its flavor reminds me of some Keto-friendly cheese crisps I’ve had.

Taco Bell Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito Innards

As for what’s within the cheese encrusted tortilla, the flavors that stand out the most are the nacho cheese and creamy chipotle sauces. While there’s a double steak serving, the tender pieces of meat aren’t as flavorful as Taco Bell’s seasoned beef, so they’re more in the background of every chew with the seasoned rice. But as someone who loves the flavors of Taco Bell’s tangy nacho cheese and smoky chipotle sauce, every bite was a delight.

And that brings us to the red strips. As you can imagine, being in a grilled tortilla with hot meat, hot rice, and three different sauces, the tortilla chips fell into soggy despair. There have been menu items where the red strips provide some crunchiness, but that’s not the case with this.

As someone who enjoyed the original Grilled Cheese Burrito, it’s not surprising that I also liked chomping on this meatier version. Although, I prefer the original a little more.

Anything else you need to know?

Taco Bell is mainly promoting the Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito. But if the chain’s marinated steak isn’t your thing, it’s also available in Double Chicken, Double Beef, and Double Black Bean varieties (the original Grilled Cheese Burrito is also back). It’s probably highlighting the steak version because it’s the most expensive out of the bunch.

Also, the Taco Bell menu has spicy versions of the Double (insert protein here) Grilled Cheese Burritos that get their heat from jalapeño peppers.


Taco Bell’s Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito is a hefty and tasty addition to the chain’s menu.

Purchased Price: $7.19*
Size: N/A
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 910 calories, 44 grams of fat, 17 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 100 milligrams of cholesterol, 2140 milligrams of sodium, 89 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of fiber, and 40 grams of protein.

*Because I live on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, things are a bit pricier here. You’ll probably pay less than I did. I’ve seen it promoted in other regions for $5.49.

7 thoughts to “REVIEW: Taco Bell Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito”

  1. On the spicer version, 5-6 jalapeno peppers are placed on the outside with cheese and are toasted into the tortilla. If you have buyers remorse on the jalapeno peppers you can peel them off easily. I was expecting them on the inside of the burrito.

  2. My red strips were fully crunchy, don’t let it sit for more than 5 minutes. The chipotle sauce is great, didn’t even need the fire sauce I asked for.

  3. I had the spicy version yesterday and it was damn good! This needs to stay on their menu full time, IMHO. It was sooooo filling and felt well worth the money I paid for it.

  4. I just get the regular ground beef version but OH MY GOD I wish they’d have it on the menu FOREVER. I’ve been trying to have it everyday just so I get my fill before they yank it out from under me again. lol

  5. I believe if the taco does not look like the ad it is dully sabotage, and misleading. The burrito had a sench of crunch per 5 bites. And lots of overcooked rice and cheese. Double steak a real lie. More like a sprinkle. I count 4 or 5 bites with bits of steak at the end of the burrito and 2 at the front (6or7 in the entire so called double stuffed burrito). That is not as advertised or portrayed franchises and corps should be trained to do what makes it the brand.

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