REVIEW: Taco Bell Chicken Enchilada Burrito

If you go back through Taco Bell’s test product history, there have been several Chicken Enchilada Burritos, and most had something unique. Whether it was rolled tacos inside or grilled cheese on the outside, they had that Taco Bell flair. But not so much with this 2023 version that’s available nationwide, which has chicken, a three cheese blend, red sauce, seasoned rice, and reduced-fat sour cream in a warm tortilla.

I guess the best way I can describe its flavor is to write that it’s a completely inoffensive menu item that won’t make your taste buds perk up nor make them want to hide in the back of your throat. The chicken, red sauce, and three cheese blend provided most of the flavor, but I wish there was more red sauce, which might’ve made this taste a bit bolder. Hot sauce packets are definitely needed for this one. While its flavor was uninspiring, it was surprisingly filling and hefty, weighing in at under eight ounces, probably thanks to the seasoned rice.

Maybe its flavor is making me feel this way, but it’s not even visually exciting. The burrito’s cross-section looks like a palette for an artist trying to paint the depths of how depressing the fall season is. Sure, it’s fall, so it’s appropriate that it looks like a watercolor painting called “Foliage’s Slow Autumn Death,” but there must’ve been something Taco Bell could’ve added to make it look a bit more colorful. Red crispy strips? Tomatoes?

Taco Bell’s Chicken Enchilada Burrito is not a bad tasting product, and it’s also perhaps one or two customizations away from being somewhat taste bud-perk upping, but I wouldn’t order it again as it is.

Purchased Price: $3.99*
Rating: 5 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 380 calories, 12 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 40 milligrams of cholesterol, 1150 milligrams of sodium, 49 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar (including 2 grams of added sugar), and 19 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. The advertised price is $2.00.

7 thoughts to “REVIEW: Taco Bell Chicken Enchilada Burrito”

  1. This photo isn’t very attractive but I admit I find the idea of it good. I’d be up for trying it with the addition of some hot sauce.

  2. Here’s how you make this perfect: remove red sauce and add Avocado Ranch. Had one this morning and it was exactly like their chicken burrito from the $2 meal deal from like, 2011.

  3. Surprised by this review, I found them quite tasty. They go for $2.59 here, and considering it’s size, I thought it was a fairly good deal also, 3.99 might be a stretch. I ordered it “easy” on the rice because I find the seasoned rice flavor can overpower everything.
    As saucy as it is, the thought of red strips getting all soggy, or tomatoes getting warm in a burrito sounds awful to me. I don’t know why, but the second time I ordered it, they grilled it for some reason

    1. Amen. I don’t love Taco Bell, but I was stunned by how satisfactory this was. Much better than the chipotle chicken burrito with the weird stale crunchies.

  4. This is probably the only thing that I would get at Taco Bell. Mild is exactly what I want. Hot sauce, not a chance. It sounds good to me.

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