Tacos AF: Come for the Tacos, Stay for the Vibes

There’s something to be said about the ambience of a meal, where all of our senses beyond taste are also just as stimulated. And though ambience is regularly attributed to sit down, white tablecloth restaurants, we can certainly apply it to all types of establishments.

Peep the scenario: You’re dining al fresco on a perfect 78-degree day, tucking into a full plate of enticing street tacos, sipping on a crisp bottle of Mandarin Jarritos, all while doing your happy dance to the sounds of Bad Bunny booming over the speakers.

Ideal right? Simply put, you’re vibing. But where such a vibe can be had is the million dollar question. The jackpot answer is at Tacos AF in Downtown Los Angeles.

Tacos AF is founded by friends Brandon Thompson, Emilio Sanchez, and Roman Royale, who all also work in the music and entertainment industry. Clearly, with these gentlemen at the helm, the vibes are crafted immaculately at Tacos AF. But with their cumulative backgrounds, that was a given. The thing that completes the whole package is the food.

At Tacos AF diners are treated to fresh meats from Los Angeles’ Compadres Carniceria and traditional stone-ground handmade tortillas from La Chapalita. The delicious results are flavorful carne asada tacos, a formidable breakfast burrito that may be the best in Downtown Los Angeles, robust chipotle-marinated chicken, and a comforting Elote Bowl.

Sure enough Tacos AF will have you coming hungry for the tacos, and keep coming back for the vibes.

Fast Food

Taco Bell Is Testing A 30-Day Taco Subscription Service In Arizona

Taco Bell fans in Arizona have plenty to be excited about, as the brand is testing out a new 30-day taco subscription service in the state. Specifically dubbed the Taco Lover’s Pass, it’s a taco subscription service that gives users one taco a day for 30 days, exclusively through the Taco Bell app.

Here’s all the details we know about the Taco Lover’s Pass:

  • The Taco Lover’s Pass is a digitally exclusive offering that gives fans the chance to satisfy their taco cravings every day for 30 days. To purchase, users will add the pass from the Online Exclusives section of the Taco Bell app menu to their cart and complete the regular checkout process. 
  • With the pass, consumers can redeem one taco a day, choosing from Taco Bell originals like the Crunchy Taco, Spicy Potato Soft Taco, Crunchy Supreme Taco, Soft Supreme Taco, Doritos Locos Tacos and the Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme via the Taco Bell app. 
  • The pass is currently being tested for a limited time in Tucson, Arizona. (Prices vary between $5 and $10 depending on a user’s location).

Below is a list of participating locations in Arizona where you can get the Taco Lover’s Pass:

9410 E. Golf Links Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85730

495 E. Wetmore Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85705

1620 W Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85746

1818 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ, 85719

3930 East 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ, 85711

2150 W. River Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85741

6616 E Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85715

10815 N Oracle Rd., Oro Valley, AZ, 85737

1111 S Wilmot Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85711

7915 N Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85704

7140 N. Thornydale Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85741 

4951 S Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ, 85706

8578 East Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ, 85710

3455 E Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85716

1720 W. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ, 85745

10265 E. Old Vail Road, Tucson, AZ, 85747

1210 W. Irvington Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85714

Fast Food What's New

Del Taco Fuses Together Quesadillas With Tacos In New Stuffed Quesadilla Tacos

Del Taco is up to some big brain activities right now by fusing together a quesadilla and a taco with their new Stuffed Quesadilla Tacos.

They do this first with freshly grated cheddar cheese and their signature Queso Blanco for some super melty quesadilla action. The fun continues when they stuff it with a variety of savory meats, classic taco toppings and fold it up into a tasty taco.

These new Stuffed Quesadilla Tacos will come in three different flavors:

  • $1.99 Grilled Chicken Stuffed Quesadilla Taco
  • $2.29 Crispy Chicken Stuffed Quesadilla Taco
  • $2.99 Carne Asada Stuffed Quesadilla Taco

I’m running on over to my nearest Del Taco because these Stuffed Quesadilla Tacos are now available at locations nationwide.

News Packaged Food

This Company wants to Pay you $100,000 to Eat Tacos

The above headline is not clickbait, we promise.

The McCormick brand recently announced a nationwide search for a new consulting position within the company, Director of Taco Relations. The position is designed for anyone ready to take their love for this iconic dish to the next level by working with fellow taco aficionados. The position comes with a $100,000 payment, in addition to an assortment of McCormick Taco Seasoning and other products.

Now through July 20, taco fans, who are over 21 years of age and based in the United States, can submit a creative video, showcasing their personality and passion for tacos at

As the Director of Taco Relations, the individual selected will work directly with the McCormick brand team to develop recipes utilizing McCormick’s Taco Seasoning mix, and connect with fellow taco connoisseurs to discuss the latest taco trends. They will also travel across the country to visit famous taco restaurants and chefs as well as visit McCormick’s global headquarters and kitchens to not only become familiar with the culinary and creative teams but also take part in a taco immersion course, and become familiar with the latest McCormick Street Taco seasoning mixes being developed by the company’s innovation lab. 

This position is open to all experience levels and while a previous taco-related job is not a prerequisite to apply, a deep appreciation for tacos is. Applicants are encouraged to get creative in their submission video and highlight why they deserve the role and should share their best taco tidbits, including but not limited to their go-to and unique taco recipes, taco-themed trivia and knowledge, and any additional experiences, qualifications and skill sets they want to provide. 

Fast Food

Taco Bell Launches $5 Build-It-Yourself Cravings Box

Photo courtesy of Taco Bell

I can’t think of anyone who goes to Taco Bell to order something and leaves with a single item. The beauty of the fast-food chain putting together a full-on meal from select items on the menu. 

With that thought in mind, imagine our delight to discover that Taco Bell is now offering a build-it-yourself Cravings Box for $5. 

The options for the $5 Cravings Box include about 18 different combinations, including divided into groups.

Photo courtesy of Taco Bell

For your main, you can pick from Taco Bell’s specialties that include the Chalupa Supreme, Cheesy Gordita Crunch, or Crunchwrap. Starters include a Crunchy Taco, Soft Taco, Beefy 5-Layer Burrito, or a Bean and Cheese Burrito. For sides, you can choose between chips with nacho cheese or Taco Bell’s Cinnamon Twists. Finally, for drinks, you can have your choice of a medium fountain drink. 

The $5 Custom Cravings Box is only exclusive to the Taco Bell App and is available to Taco Bell Rewards Beta members beginning Feb. 2, with a wider release scheduled for Feb. 11 to all Taco Bell digital members. 

As I sit here imagining all the possibilities in my head, there’s a good chance I’ll come out of the next trip to Taco Bell with more than a few different options. 

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Without DACA, Vegas Wouldn’t Have Its Best Al Pastor Tacos

Sure we’re all familiar with Plato’s quote, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” It’s true, for the most part. But invention isn’t exclusive to the phrase as well. Survival is a logical byproduct of necessity, facilitating dreams to be manifested and goals to be achieved. Such is the case with sisters Faviola and Gabriella Trujillo, whose own chain of successful taco restaurants, Taco Y Taco, was born from a need to simply survive, especially with odds stacked against them.

Their father is an entrepreneurial success story as well, starting from a small butcher shop in Mexico, to opening up multiple full-service markets in Las Vegas, NV. But when economic downturn forced him to close up locations save for one, the Trujillo sisters knew that their circumstance as undocumented individuals made it likely that no one would hire them or offer them a work permit. The necessity to survive immediately grew from that seed of uncertainty and led them to formulate a sound business plan that would serve as the blueprint for their now successful business.

But defying the odds isn’t new to Faviola and Gabriella, who beyond their immigration status in the country, also broke through the typical perception of what a Mexican restaurant is, and presented a unique and different approach to a customer’s dining experience. Fresh ingredients, tried and true recipes, and attention to detail highlight Taco Y Taco’s model, creating a meal that’s memorable through a couple euphoric bites of their nationally-recognized al pastor tacos or simply knowing that it was built through taking a chance and living out one’s own dreams, no matter what circumstances or how daunting they initially seem to be.

Faviola and Gabriella have definitely made their mark in the world — have they or other similar experiences inspired you to do the same? 

Recognizing that everyone has the ability and potential to do so, Cerveza Montejo wants to empower people to share their ideas with the world and turn them into pathways for extraordinary success. With the launch of their Stories That Defy Contest, Montejo is providing an opportunity for someone to win $10,000 to start their own business, artistry, or pursue creative endeavors. Find out more and enter now at


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Packaged Food

Uncrustables Makes Taco Sandwiches Now, Here’s What It Tastes Like

Not too long ago, my wife and I stocked up on a ton of Uncrustables Chocolate-flavored Hazelnut Spread to last us a few months while we worked remotely. Since she’s allergic to peanuts, this was the only form of Uncrustables she could finally try. Turns out the Smucker’s brand goes much further beyond PB&J crustless sandwiches.

Foodbeast Costa spotted a variety of different savory offerings that Uncrustables appears to recently have dropped at Target. One of which was something called Taco Bites.

As you can see from the packaging, it includes beef crumble, cheese, salsa, and taco seasoning encased in a crust-less vessel of bread.

Here’s what Costa had to say about the new item, after picking up a pack for himself:

“So the Uncrustables come in packs of two, each one is about the size of a Hawaiian roll or a White Castle slider,” he said. “They microwave in 40 seconds. They’re not super super cheesy and not super spicy either, more of a savory taco meat bite. Pretty easy quick snack to heat up, but also looks very different to what you’d expect when you hear the word ‘Uncrustables’ which, to me, is a large bread pocket of PB & J.”

Each box comes with three packs of two Taco Bites, six in total. You can find them at participating Target locations.

“I could eat those, but I don’t think I’d want to,” my wife tells me, after showing this to her. I mean, give it a shot babe. Costa did.

Cravings Recipes Video

13 Lockdown Recipes You Can Make And Stun Your Social Feed

Sure, we’re all stuck at home but think of it as us doing our part to make sure the coronavirus doesn’t spread to our local community. Yes, it’s making us a bit stir-crazy, but it’s what the world needs right now. Staying at home, however, doesn’t mean that you can’t live the life of a Foodbeast.

For those itching to create something unconventional and out-of-the-box in the kitchen while they’re self-quarantined, we put together a lockdown playlist of chefs, influencers, and home cooks who have been making some amazing things from the confines of their own home kitchens.

Top talent includes the personalities such as @TheVulgarChef, @NishCooks, @TheJoshElkin, @FitWaffle, and @TheNaughtyFork.

Some mouthwatering recipes you can expect to see are: a Bloomin’ Onion, banana bread, Hot Cheetos deviled eggs, cereal marshmallow bars, a 1o-minute baked potato, homemade McChicken, pasty pie in a mug, cheesy taco fries, mashed potato grilled cheese, pancakes from scratch, a Boiling Crab feast, and peanut butter Nutella s’mores.

Check out the video above and see what dishes you’d like to recreate in your kitchen. If this video inspires a Foodbeast-worthy recipe in your soul, DM us a photo!