The new addition to the Central New York takeout food parade caught my attention as I drove down Route 11 coming home from the store one day.
Didn’t you have those out in California?, I quizzed me dear wife Karen.
We went this past Saturday of our three-day holiday weekend, after a return to the store to pick up some fix-it stuff.
We went inside to eat because the dashboard readout on my Chevy Cruze read 101º F.
After reading the new-to-us menu — Karen’s lived here since the 80s, like me — Karen went with a white-wrap beef burrito. I chose two beef tacos and a wheat-wrap burrito.
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The food looked better than it tasted.
We both pretty much hated the meat filling, which Karen rightly pointed out immediately as much too sweet.
The cheese looked and tasted like a slice of unwrapped-from-cellophane American.
The wheat wrap’s flavor was overwhelmingly wheaty.
The plus-side had fresh veggies and crunchy taco shells. I ordered medium salsa in both, and they packed so much heat that I had to suck down my fountain Diet Pepsi. Yes, to me that’s a plus, but I’m glad I didn’t go with the hot. Oh, yes, the T-shirts looked pretty cool.
Taco Bell need not worry about our business when it comes to fast-food Mexican.
Have you ever eaten at a Mighty Taco, and if so, what did you think? What’s your go-to Mexican order? Are you a mild, medium or hot salsa person?