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Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Tacos: Taco Bell Confirms Nationwide Launch

This past week, rumors have begun to circulate on the internet that Taco Bell locations were starting to sell a Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Taco. After keeping track of what folks have been spotting, Foodbeast has been able to confirm with Taco Bell that this is a legitimate item, and it may be coming nationwide soon.

Rumors of the Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Taco first came via Chewboom, where a reader there submitted images and information about the taco that they picked up at a location in San Antonio, Texas. This reader stopped by their nearby Taco Bell on March 31st to take advantage of the recent free Doritos Locos Tacos deal, and was offered the Flamin’ Hot taco shell.

The actual shell appears to be inspired by Flamin’ Hot Nacho Doritos, a new variety of the chip that was introduced in 2019.

That post made its way to Reddit, where other folks began to comment that they, too, had either obtained or offered the Flamin’ Hot DLT shell.




Some of these Reddit comments also claimed that Taco Bell would be launching this nationwide as soon as April 16th. Foodbeast was unable to confirm whether these mentions came from actual Taco Bell employees, or if they were from customers that heard it from the restaurants they visited.

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Foodbeast reached out to Taco Bell with all of this information and a request for comment on it. The response consisted of the above provided image, confirming that the Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Taco is a real product and coming soon. Update: Taco Bell has since confirmed to Foodbeast that Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Tacos will launch on April 16th at all locations nationwide. Each taco is $1.95, or comes as part of a $2 duo with a Medium Drink. They can also be ordered as part of taco variety packs. 

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We All Get Free Taco Bell Because Lebron Choked At Home

Lebron keeps taking L’s against the Warriors this year, but at least one of those losses has led to free tacos for everyone in the U.S.

Taco Bell held a promotion for the NBA Finals called, “Steal a game, steal a taco.” In essence, one of the two teams had to win a game away from home in order to “steal a game.”

With Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors going into Cleveland and putting a beating on the Cavaliers in game 3 of the NBA Finals, we all get a free Doritos Locos Taco on June 13, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m, local time.

Whether you’re a fan of basketball or not, you can be grateful for free tacos.

It’s only one taco per person, while supplies last, but we’ll be one taco richer than we were yesterday.

Thank you for not being able to protect your home floor, Lebron. Even when you lose, this taco blessing makes you the real MVP.



Who: Taco Bell

What: Free Doritos Locos Taco

When: Wednesday, June 13

Where: Participating Taco Bell Locations

Why: Because the Warriors went to Cleveland and almost made Lebron cry.

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How To Get Free Taco Bell After The World Series Ends

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Over the last three years, Taco Bell has run a promotion where everyone in the U.S. can get free food, so long as there is a stolen base in the MLB World Series. Well, there was a stolen base in Game 2 this past Wednesday, which means we all get a free Doritos Locos Taco.

Neither the Los Angeles Dodgers nor Houston Astros have stolen many bases this postseason, but all it took was one, and in the 10th inning of last night’s game, Cameron Maybin of the Astros picked Brandon McCarthy’s pocket.

Per the promotion, we can go to any participating Taco Bell around the country this Nov. 1, between 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and redeem our free taco, no purchase necessary.

Technically, the promotion would run during Game 7 of the World Series, but Dodgers should have it wrapped up by Game 6. So I can confidently say that this promotion will take place AFTER the World Series is over.

Screw the Astros, but thank you for the free taco.

Who: Taco Bell

What: Free Doritos Locos Taco

When: November 1, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: All participating Taco Bell locations

Why: Because the Dodgers bullpen blew it, let runners on base, let them run wild, and lost a game that should have been theirs. Sons of bi… Sorry, lost a little control there.

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Lebron Blew It, Now We All Get Free Taco Bell

Whether you love or hate Lebron James, at least be thankful that he is the reason we all get free tacos.

Taco Bell ran a “Steal a game, steal a taco” promo for the 2017 NBA Finals, where they’d offer everyone in the U.S. a free Doritos Locos Taco if one of the home teams lost.

Well, the Cleveland Cavaliers lost last night’s home game to the Golden State Warriors, so that means on June 13, you can walk up to the cashier at your local Taco Bell between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., and walk out with a free taco, while supplies last.

If you’re lucky enough to have several Taco Bells within a 10 mile radius, just roll up to every one of them, get your taco, and eat like a king on that fat Tuesday.

Thanks for the free tacos, ‘Bron.

Who: Taco Bell
What: One Free Doritos Locos Taco
When: Tuesday, June 13, between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. local time
Where: All participating Taco Bells across the country
Why: Because Lebron’s trash and got punked by Kevin Durant at home


DIY Doritos Locos Tacos Coming to Grocery Stores

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Sure Taco Bell has sold over half a billion Doritos Locos Tacos since conception, but what happens when a craving hits and there aren’t any DTLs to be found? UGH. Well, thanks to Old El Paso, you can now make your very own nacho cheesy taco in the comfort of your home.

Just like the classic DTLs, these shells are nacho cheese-flavored with a bold kick. What’s more enticing is their flat bottoms, making for a spill-free dinner stuffed with any sort of fillings you fancy.

These flavorful shells will be hitting shelves come August, so there’s plenty of time to prep yourself for a supermarket taco raid.

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Taco Bell To Debut New Quesarito Monday


Back in January we reported that Taco Bell was testing a quesadilla burrito hybrid in select locations. It seems like testing went well in Oklahoma City because the fast food chain is adding the elusive Quesarito to their menu. Not so surprisingly, the Quesarito was the best testing item since Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Tacos. With the success of the DLTs Taco Bell might end up launching a variety of Quesaritos, like the Breakfast Quesarito that’s in testing right now.

The Quesaritto features Latin rice, chipotle sauce, reduced fat sour cream (because dieting), and your choice of seasoned beef, shredded chicken, or steak rolled up in a quesadilla.

Not to be confused with Chipotle’s not-so-secret menu item, the Quesarito is launching as an official menu item on Monday, June 9.

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Taco Bell Reveals New Spicy Chicken Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco — Twitter Reacts with Mixed, Hilarious Feelings


Last week Taco Bell announced plans to release a new Doritos Locos flavor sometime in May. We spent that week contemplating the different Doritos flavor potentials for the new DLT shell. However, a SnapChat preview last night revealed, to our disappointment, that the new flavor will be the anti-climatic Spicy Chicken Cool Ranch. Using an already existing DLT flavor, Taco Bell decided to simply swap the meats for something “new.”

Taco Bell, we are not amused.

The Spicy Chicken Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco will feature shredded chicken and a fiery sauce in addition to the traditional taco ingredients of lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream and tomatoes.

Upon hearing about the new DLT, fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the menu item.


However, others were understandably disappointed with the announcement. Possibly due to the fact that the new flavor re-purposes an already existing DLT shell, resulting in serious trust issues with the taco chain.





So there you have it. The new Spicy Chicken Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco is set to launch May 8. I haven’t been this disappointed with a build-up since the How I Met Your Mother finale.

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CONFIRMED: Taco Bell to Launch New Doritos Locos Taco Flavor. So Here’s What a Buffalo Ranch DLT Would Look Like


Taco Bell just confirmed plans to launch the next Doritos Locos Taco sometime in May. The success of the three existing DLT flavors — Nacho, Cool Ranch and Fiery — have so far put Taco Bell in good favor with stoners across the country.

While Chief Marketing Officer Christ Brandt confirmed that there will be a new DLT coming soon, details are sparse as to what flavor it will be. We at Foodbeast have our suspicions and came up with three Doritos Locos flavors we’re hoping to see join the menu. Our highly educated guesses were based on incredibly mediocre research and countless encounters with the munchies. In order of awesome:

1. Blazin’ Buffalo & Ranch

2. Habanero

3. Salsa Verde 

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Agree with us or think there’s a better DLT flavor out there? Sound off in the comments.