Naked Chicken Chalupa

Taco Jesus & Taco Bell's Naked Chicken ChalupaWhile we don’t normally frequent Taco Bell for our taco fixes, there are certain times when even Taco Jesus is compelled to make a run for the border.  This past Sunday was one of those times.

We had plans to go out for breakfast, but then we saw a commercial advertising Taco Bell’s new Naked Chicken Chalupa which basically looks like a taco with a “shell” made out of fried chicken.  We’ve been intrigued by this new item since we first saw the ads so we decided to take a road trip to our neighborhood Taco Bell and give this bad boy a try.

We were not disappointed.  The chicken “shell” was wrapped around the toppings of lettuce, tomato, and some sort of very tasty avocado ranch sauce, and this delight earns two thumbs up from Taco Jesus himself.  Think outside the bun and get your fanny over to Taco Bell to pick up one of these taste delights, and tell them Taco Jesus sent you.

Tacos Everyday! Our Dream Job.

Don’t get me wrong, here at Taco Jesus Hot Sauces we love what we do.  There is nothing better than creating awesome sauces and sharing them with the world, or is there?  A reporter in San Antonio, TX is bringing the news of the San Antonio taco world to his readers this year with his “365 Days of Tacos” feature where he gets to sample and review tacos from some of San Antonio’s best restaurants.

As someone who grew up in TX where I learned my love of tacos, Tex-Mex and all things spicy, San Antonio is the heart of Tex-Mex culture and a taco lovers’ haven.  I try to visit San Antonio at least once per year when I return to my Texas roots and always make it my mission to search out a new tasty taco joint or two along the way.

There are some great Texas based restaurant chains that serve up good Tex-Mex staples, but the best place to find a good taco is always at some off-the-beaten-path mom and pop taco stand or Mexican grocery store.

Be sure to follow writer Mike Sutter as he goes on a quest to bring the heart of the Tex-Mex world the ultimate taco adventure on his 365 Day of Tacos journey.

Taco Talk Talks Taco Jesus

The awesome folks over at Taco Talk the Talk show about tacos will be posting a review of Taco Jesus Hot Sauces tomorrow just in time for Good Friday and Easter Weekend.  Be sure to check it out.

 

 

Review: Gringos Locos Tacos – Orlando

On a recent trip to OrlaFullSizeRenderXXndo I met up with a buddy of mine named Anthony “Biggie” Bencomo who runs a company called Deli Fresh Threads that I’ve been a big fan of for a long time.  If you like sandwiches and/or cool t-shirts you need to give his website a look.

Since Anthony knows I am always on the lookout for a tasty taco he took me to his favorite local taco shop Gringos Locos in Downtown Orlando, and it did not disappoint.  When I walked into the place and the sandwich board out front had a slogan reading “How do Tacos say grace?  Lettuce pray.” I knew that this was going to be a match made in heavIMG_1395en … taco heaven.

It was the perfect taco dive that I am always looking out for.  A small hole in the wall place with tall stools with peeling vinyl, and wooden tables with carved messages from all the other taco enthusiasts who had come before me.  A far cry from the glitzy tourist fare normally associated with Orlando.  Anytime you get your tacos served wrapped in foil on a Styrofoam plate or in a plastic basket you just know they are going to be tasty.  Gringos Loco had recently been named best Taco in Orlando and I can see why.  They are known for their “Double D’s” a double-decker hard taco wrapped in a flour tortilla with melted cheese in between, so of course I had to go in for one of those, as well as a pork, a chicken, and a beef taco and of course a Jarritos Lime Soda to wash it all down. IMG_1396 I knew this would be way more food that I should rightfully consume in one setting, but hey, when am I going to get back here to try these again?

As always I travel with my own private stash of hot sauce, so the chicken and the pork tacos were dowsed with Taco Jesus’ Mango Habanero while the Double D and the beef taco got our new Heavenly Habanero.  I must say the whole experience was a taste delight, and I can’t wait to get back to Orlando to give this place a try.  I always love to explore Orlando on my occasional road trips over, and this was a gem well worth discovering.  The only downside to the whole experience was the limited seating at the shop since we arrived in the middle of the lunch rush, but fortunately I had showed up early to meet Biggie and was able to secure a table early before the big rush hit.

The tacos were $2.50 – $2.99 and their huge stuffed burritos were $7.39.  So it was an inexpensive tasty treat that I can highly recommend next time you find yourself visiting The Magic Kingdom it’s well worth a trip.