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Taco Bell Chicken Cantina Bowl Review
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Taco Bell Chicken Cantina Bowl Review

Well it looks like Taco Bell is trying to improve their image, which honestly wouldn't take much to do. They are generally viewed as the cheapest, piss poor excuse for Mexican food out there. Their beef is basically a watered down beef sauce, and their offerings largely only differ in construction (The "mexican" pizza has all the same ingredients as the crunchy supreme taco). What could possibly boost Taco Bell's rock bottom image? Enter the Cantina Bowl.

The Taco Bell Cantina Bowl is an attempt at a gourmet Mexican style salad. Does it succeed?

What's in the Taco Bell Chicken Cantina Bowl? According to the product description from Taco Bell's website:

"...new citrus-herb marinated chicken, flavorful black beans, guacamole made from real Hass avocados, pico de gallo prepared fresh daily, roasted corn & pepper salsa and a creamy cilantro dressing, all served on a bed of cilantro rice. Also available in Steak or Veggie."

Sounds completely different from anything I've ever thought of being a menu item from Taco Bell. So how does it taste?I admit that I went in with low expectations for Taco Bell's new offering. I had little hope that the Cantina Bowl would live up to the high expectations set for it by the company advertisements. Well I have to say, the new Cantina Bowl was quite a pleasant surprise.

Not only did I feel like I was eating something from a completely different restaurant, but I also felt like I was eating a healthy dish!

General first impressions: The product looked quite neat upon arrival. The ingredients were easily distinguishable from one another, residing in their own chosen spot on the bowl.

Taste test: The Cantina Bowl didn't disappoint on the first bite. Fresh lettuce was mixed with warm black beans and rice, pico de gallo, guacamole (a higher up version than the traditional Taco Bell guacamole), and roasted corn. The ingredients blended wonderfully to provide a fresh and delicious Mexican taste. I couldn't believe that I was sitting at Taco Bell while eating this dish, and at just 560 filling calories, it is quite satisfying.

I thought the sheer amount of ingredients in the Cantina Bowl would result in flavors being lost, but everything was distinguishable and present. Each of the ingredients held their own. I am quite surprised that Taco Bell is finally adding items that are actually "new" to their menu. I have to say I would order this again in the future!

The Score:

Taste: 9/10

Presentation: 9/10

Overall: 9/10

The Taco Bell Chicken Cantina Bowl really did have a good flavor to it. I found it difficult to find anything wrong with it. I think Taco Bell is really taking a step in the right direction with the new Cantina Bell menu.


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