QuikTrip’s tacos are a sad and poorly executed idea

Most people are going to read this and say at the end, Well what were you expecting?And I get it…. why would anybody order tacos at QuikTrip? Well I saw a big sign advertising them and I felt it was my unofficial job to eat everything in this city.

They just released new tacos on their menu with meat options of chicken, pork, and brisket. Now I’ve spent many late nights eating off of their “Drunk Buffet Line” of egg rolls, hot dogs, and taquitos. I figured, surely their tacos can’t be that bad. I was wrong.

Aside from their breakfast tacos, they have three options that range from $2.69 to $3.49. One of their ads stated, “Made Your Way or Grab & Go”. Perfect.

I stopped by and ordered at the kiosk. I selected one of each taco and here’s where things got dicey. The price of the tacos just includes the soft tortilla and the meat. Everything else was a la carte from the shredded lettuce, onion, tomato, peppers, cheese, etc. Wow…. I’ve never seen someone charge to add lettuce in a taco. Bacon, I get but lettuce or tomato? C’mon! It’s QuikTrip, things are supposed to be easy and affordable!

It got better. You could add a sauce for free. Thank god! I was thinking they would charge for that too which they did if you added more than one sauce. It was 49 cents per sauce if you added more than one.

Then it got worse again. I was wanting salsa and that wasn’t considered a free dipping sauce. It was 49 cents for that. Chipotle is free, ranch is free, buffalo sauce is free, bbq sauce is free…. but the epitome of all tacos, the salsa isn’t? Stop with the madness!

Then things proceeded to get worse. I watched the tacos get made and the meat had been sitting in little containers….not sure how long but it appeared as if it was sitting in its own grease for quite some time.

All of that was transferred into the tacos when I got home. Each bite of the taco brought on a ton of grease that I could feel it punching me in the gut over and over. From a portion standpoint, the tacos were filled to the brim. You’re not going to be hungry after 1, 2 and for sure 3 of them but you may not be happy with the decision either.

Between nickel and diming me for everything, the amount of grease and the fact that they were not good, I’ll stick to the “Drunk Buffet Line” instead moving forward.

Happy Dining,

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5 thoughts on “QuikTrip’s tacos are a sad and poorly executed idea”

  1. Salsa is free in the squeezable packets located in the condiments next to the kiosk. The upgraded salsa container is 49 cents. My kids love them. It’s good for a quick fix when you need any food in a hurry. We love QT!

  2. Wichita is actually a test division for the bbq tacos, so yes, not everything is perfected yet. As for the onions, tomatoes, and salsa comments, you can always get that stuff plus more from the cold bar meant for the grill items for free, plus it offers a better salsa option than the packets you’ll get from the kitchen. But always feel free to go online to Quiktrip’s website and enter your comments/recommendations about any food products that we already have or would like to see them have!

  3. Stores with Tacos have Pico de gallo, Salsa Verde, and Salsa Rojo available for free in the cold condiment bar. I think QT could do a better job communicating this in the order kiosk, but there is a variety of toppings (onions, tomato, jalapenos, banana peppers, etc) in the cold bar for free.

  4. For the love of all humanity get rid of these disgusting poor excuses for tacos and bring back the burritos!

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