Taco Bell made a recent addition to its menu that stands out among other common items on its menu decorated by tacos, burritos and chalupas – the Cantina Bowl.
Its unique ingredients are unmatched by any of the other menu items: fresh shredded lettuce and tomato are familiar enough, but the fire-grilled corn, guacamole, rice, diced tomatoes, black beans and optional fajita-style meat make the dish stand out from the crowded menu. However, one ingredient puts the “salsa on the chips:” the cilantro sauce.
The cantina bowl (available as an all-vegetable dish or with steak or chicken fajita strips) would not be nearly as good without the cilantro sauce. In fact, not enough of it comes with the bowl. Adding extra, at an additional cost, makes the bowl immeasurably better.
What also makes the Cantina Bowl stand out is its optional ways to make it a combo. Rather than coming with the standard crunchy taco as a side item, this combo includes tortilla-style chips and either corn, salsa or (at the customer’s request) more cilantro sauce. (The cilantro sauce is also a delicious dipping sauce for the chips!)
There is also a slightly-less exciting cantina burrito option available with the same options for creating a combo meal.