Will the Taco Bell Black Bean Cantina Crispy Melt Taco prove to be better than the beef version? That was the question on all of our minds going into this review. We previously tried the regular Cantina Crispy Melt Taco and found it a bit underwhelming, like a slightly cheesier regular Crunchy Taco Supreme.
We have all the details on this new vegetarian menu item, including our real life photos and ratings in this Taco Bell Black Bean Cantina Crispy Melt Taco review.
So, let’s get right to the good part!
Taco Bell Black Bean Cantina Crispy Melt Taco Review
The Black Bean Cantina Crispy Melt Taco consists of a white-corn shell with a layer of melted 3-cheese blend and nacho cheese sauce on the bottom, filled with black beans, reduced-fat sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, and shredded cheddar cheese. Here is what that looks like in real life!
We weren’t sure what to expect from this one, since the other version was not as cheesy as most of us thought it would be. First bites proved pleasantly surprising! The Taco Bell Black Bean Cantina Crispy Melt Taco is every bit as messy and cheesy as the description suggests.
Check out the nacho cheese oozing out from the shell!
None of us missed the meat in this taco at all. The black beans are filling and taste good on their own. When you add the sour cream and all that cheese you have all the delicious makings for the perfect vegetarian taco filling. Yum!
It could be that Taco Bell put more cheese in these compared to the beef ones we tried a couple weeks ago, but it sure seems like this black bean version is more melty and cheesier, which we love. There is definitely a lot of cheese in every gooey, crispy bite. What could be better?
Most of our reviewers got this item as part of the $5.00 Cantina Crispy Melt Taco Box, which comes with a Cantina Crispy Melt Taco, Chalupa Supreme, Crunchy Taco, and a medium drink. That’s a lot of food for $5.00!
What makes it even better is how customizable it is, especially when ordering online or via the app. You can swap items and make the whole box meatless, by making it a Taco Bell Black Bean Cantina Crispy Melt Taco, Black Bean Chalupa, and customizing the crunchy taco by changing the seasoned beef to either black or refried beans. How awesome is that?
We definitely recommend swapping for the Black Bean Cantina Crispy Melt Taco, even if you are not vegetarian. That’s how much we enjoyed it!
Summary and Rating
The Taco Bell Black Bean Cantina Crispy Melt Taco is definitely worth trying! If you order it a la carte, the price is $2.19 plus tax at most locations.
- Crispy with melty cheese in every bite
- Vegetarian Friendly
- A bit pricy for a Taco Bell item, unless you get the $5.00 box
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