Taco Grande Revisited

I’m a huge fan of fast food tacos. I’ve had many readers over the years question why “a food blogger would waste his time with fast food tacos when there are so many better authentic tacos in town”. What can I say? I like what I like! So with that said, I wanted to revisit one of the fast food taco places that others have encouraged me to stop by: Taco Grande. My original review left some things out that readers wanted me to check out. I never forgot about that so made it a point to return to see what I missed.

2255 S Seneca St., Wichita, KS 67213

2315 W 21st St. Ste 103, Wichita, KS 67203

Sunday – Thursday: 10:30am – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 10:30am – 10pm

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On my latest visit to Taco Grande, I ordered a sancho, burrito, some crunchy tacos and the funny taco. I’ve had the taco burger and enchilada before so didn’t go with either of those items.

Let’s start with the funny taco. If you were like me and unfamiliar with a funny taco, t’s a regular taco inside a flour shell with nacho cheese… for $2.99. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but there was barely any meat to be had inside the taco to justify the $2.99 price. I would have had the same satisfaction ordering three tacos that were on sale that Tuesday for 89-cents. A regular taco is $1.29. To upgrade to a funny taco, you’re paying $1.70 more to add a flour shell and a sliver of nacho cheese (I could barely taste the nacho cheese). Was it worth it in my opinion? No.

Next up was the sancho. I need to figure out who came up with the name of sancho as I’ve always been curious. It’s really just a burrito. The sancho was a glorified burrito with meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato and sauce. At $4.29, I also found it to be a little on the expensive side for a fast food establishment. I’ll pay whatever money for food if it’s justified. By fast food standards, the sancho was good and stuffed with a decent amount of meat (especially compared to the taco) but, I could have had the same satisfaction with a cheaper burrito from a competitor or go down the street from the south Taco Grande and spend $5 on a truly stuffed burrito.

To end the blog, we had a burrito platter which came with a regular corn taco. Once again, the taco had barely any meat inside. I felt like it was Lent and I was eating a vegetarian taco…. all lettuce and cheese. One of the biggest pet peeves in a fast food taco restaurant is the lack of meat they serve in a taco. Please give me more greasy unhealthy meat in the tacos. The burrito itself was average and nothing too memorable.

I upset some people the last time I wrote about Taco Grande and I’m probably going to upset them again. Taco Grande has been a favorite for many but on my fast food taco ranking, I’d put places like Taco Shop, Taco Rio, Taco Pronto above the Grande.

Here’s their menu:

Happy Dining,

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2 thoughts on “Taco Grande Revisited”

  1. Where Taco Grande really shines is their Taco Salad Supreme. I live outside of Kansas now, but I grew up in Haysville back when we had a TG there. I’ve never seen the likes anywhere else. A fried flour bowl that becomes chips when you’re done. 90’s nostalgia.

  2. Hello and THANK You for posting this lovely memory to my youth! We had a Taco Grande in Kokomo, IN. and I loved and ate there hundreds of times! .49cent Tuesday’s I think was my favorite times!!! Way better flavor than the Bell! Again thanks and if I lived closed to Wichita, I’d buy you some if I visited! Guaranteed!!!

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