Taco Bell, Leeds

Written about Food
12th June 2017 with No Comments


The in-demand has arrived in Leeds. The Leeds restaurant scene is forever expanding, but it's not often as a result of a social media storm of requests. Be prepared for your newest guilty pleasure and welcome Taco Bell to the city.

If you're not already familiar, Taco Bell is a big fast food player in The States. With something missing amongst the seemingly endless burger chains, Taco Bell launched over 55 years ago and now has a store placed pretty frequently across every city in the US - think McDonalds but Mexican. The Leeds doors are the 17th to open in the UK after seeing a serious demand for the store on social media. Leeds folk, your demands have been met.

When I say all your favourite dishes, I mean it - burritos, quesadillas, nachos, fajitas, tacos... They're all there. Plus some Taco Bell exclusives.

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The Loaded Fries and the Crunch Wrap were my faves off the menu, each with a bit of Mexican warmth in the salsa, but nothing overwhelming. The Crunch Wrap is a tortilla stuffed with everything taco, plus a layer of tostada for some texture, this just might be my go-to.

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Finishing off with the Chocomarsh Melt - seriously tasty chocolate oozing out of a tortilla wrap, with marshmallows smushed inbetween the layers - YES. There's also churros on offer but they weren't my favourites.

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The Freezes are delish, too. Go virgin or get a shot of rum or tequila added to your daiquiri or lemon quencher, the perfect refresher for some of the hotter dishes.

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You'll find the tacos at the far side of the St John's Centre, a couple of doors across from McDonalds. Over the weekend, the store will be open until 3am which I can see as some seriously appealing competition to the usual end of the night staples.

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There are some other amazing Mexicans in Leeds and whilst Taco Bell may not be taking on the street food revolution or setting itself up in an Instagram-led store, the food is tasty, you get what you see and the prices are amazing for what you get.

Give the new store a try, for your next Mexican fast-food hit, you're not going to be disappointed.

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