There was a time (pre-Google) when the word epic was reserved for only the vast and fantastical — battles against three headed dragons, not drinking for 48 hours straight and waking up Monday morning sans hangover. So with that frame of reference, let’s consider this important question: is it at all possible for a fast food burrito to be called truly, truly epic?
FOODBEAST was invited out to Del Taco headquarters in Lake Forest, Calif. to preview the brand’s newest line of “Epic Burritos.” These dense, monstrous 18-ouncers will be hitting stores this Thursday, November 7, and we’ve got your first look.
The Epic Fajita Burrito: Your quintessential Mexican fajita plate wrapped up in Del Taco’s proprietary new tortilla. Features your choice of grilled chicken or steak, roasted vegetables, pinto beans, cotija cheese, rice, black beans, sour cream, and guacamole.
The Epic Steak and Potato: The ultimate drunk-time noms. Grilled carne asada steak, crinkle-cut fries, chipotle sauce, bacon bits, grated cheddar cheese, and sour cream. Our favorite by far, but can you really expect otherwise?
The Epic Chicken Chipotle Ranch: Grilled chicken, rice, chipotle and ranch sauce, bacon bits, grated cheddar cheese, lettuce, guacamole, and pico de gallo salsa. The freshest-feeling of the bunch, but a little cream-heavy thanks to both sauces.
The burritos cost $4.99 each and are available with a free medium drink for a limited time, 11/11 – 11/20. At 18-ounces, they’re about 2 ounces larger than Del Taco’s existing Macho Burritos, but considerably more luxe, with more unique and savory flavors, which we’re told could even expand or rotate in the future.
Fingers crossed for a carnitas fries version. Just saying.