I Tried Just About Everything On The Taco Bell Menu—Here Are The Best Items

1) Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme

To taste this taco is to love it. To me, it's the epitome of Taco Bell—take something classic like a beef taco and add something crazy like a shell made out of Doritos. It shouldn't work, but it does. It's delicious, and you won't want to stop eating it.

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2) Toasted Cheddar Chalupa

I could write a dissertation on how good the toasted cheddar chalupa is. I'm almost shocked that it came from Taco Bell. Shreds of cheddar cheese are heated to a crisp and add so much flavor and extra texture to their regular chalupa, which can be soggy.

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3) Spicy Soft Potato Taco

If one Taco Bell item could be equated to a hug, this would be it. Let's break it down: The potato pieces are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, the chipotle sauce adds the perfect kick, and the warm flour tortilla is the perfect vessel to bring it to your mouth.

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4) Cinnamon Twists

My go-to order in high school was a $5 Crave Box, and I loved to end that feast with a bag of cinnamon twists. They have a great crunch and not-too-sweet flavor. Before you know it, you'll be dumping the sugar dusting at the bottom of the bag into your mouth.

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5) Mountain Dew Baja Blast

I couldn't not include this iconic Taco Bell beverage. Does it taste lethal? Kinda. Do you still want to go back for more? Always. There's something about the ultra carbonated, bright green drink that is so much better than regular Mountain Dew. Plus, in between bites of seasoned ground beef and spicy sauces, this cools like palate like nothing else.

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6) Chipotle Ranch Grilled Chicken Burrito

What I don't remember about Taco Bell from my childhood is how good the chicken is. Was it always this good?

A prime example is the Chipotle Ranch Grilled Chicken Burrito. Unlike the beef or bean-based burritos on the menu, this one has juicy pieces of meat that are so flavorful. And avocado ranch mixed with the chipotle sauce makes an incredible combo.

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7) Mexican Pizza

Ah, the elusive Mexican pizza. Somehow I managed to get my hands on one (after five tries), and it's everything I wish the Crunchwrap Supreme was. It's got a crunch from the taco shells, the iconic seasoned beef with cheese, beans, and tomatoes, and that Mexican pizza sauce. Sure, it's a little messy, but no ones goes to Taco Bell for its ease of eating.

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8) Crunchy Taco

Go ahead and call this one basic, but it's a Taco Bell classic. I ate the whole thing in no more than three bites. They were three very glorious bites.

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9) Black Bean Quesarito

Some people think the quesarito is too mushy. I agree, it is mushy, but when you are ordering a quesadilla as your wrap for a burrito, you should expect that. It's one of those genius creations that could really only come from Taco Bell. I prefer the black bean version over the beef.

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10) Chicken Chipotle Melt

Taco Bell can do no wrong when it comes to melting an egregious amount of cheese in a tortilla filled with chicken and spicy sauce. It's also probably the most portable menu item on this list.

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11) Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes

I love these for the same reason I love the potato taco—the potato, of course. In this dish, the spiced potatoes get to shine a little more. Smothered in cheese and sour cream, it's a dream.

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12) Cinnabon Delights

I understand why these come in either a pack of two or 12. They are addictive, so either you limit yourself to two or totally indulge on a full dozen. The slightly crispy outside is coated in cinnamon sugar, while the inside is sweet icing.

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13) Chalupa Supreme

Ordering a Chalupa to-go can be risky. A mere 10 minutes can be the difference between a crunchy shell or a soggy one. But when the beef hasn't sogged up the shell, that extra bubbly texture has such a great crunch and holds all the toppings in place so well.

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14) Cheesy Gordita Crunch

Here's another menu item where timing matters. The inner crunchy taco shell could get soft from the melted cheese hugged by the thick flour shell. But when you get it fresh, it has a nice texture with soft and crunchy, an Insta-worthy cheese pull, and little spice.

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15) Chicken Quesadilla

The toasted tortilla, the melty cheese, and the grilled and juicy chicken make this a very simple, yet very delicious quesadilla.

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For the sake of journalism, I took three weeks and tried almost every item on the Taco Bell menu. From all the burritos to every crunch wrap supreme, here are the best items.