Triple Steak Stack at Taco Bell: A Review

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Sparkle and ooze, the Triple Steak Stack


With Taco Bell's new Triple Steak Stack, we enter the world of "meta-eats." What do I mean by that? Well, Taco Bell is nominally a Mexican fast-food chain, with fare that generally falls within the burrito and taco canon, plus a few we've-seen-them-before flourishes, like taco salad served in crimped taco bowl.


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The reality of the Triple Steak Stack doesn't quite match the picture in the window.


Now, struggling to escape the boundaries they've set for themselves, they've invented the Triple Steak Stack. What does the name suggest? Certainly not a sandwich. The thing consists of a flop of dough something like a Middle Eastern flatbread, rolled and baked to an anemic off-white, with a few symbolic brown spots that might just as well have been spray-painted on.

Inside, we find only two ingredients, and they are familiar to anyone who's ever eaten at TB before: "steak" and the combination of white and yellow "cheese." Nothing more, nothing less. Yet this newly invented contraption reads more like a sandwich than, say, a taco, burrito, or even shawarma on a pita.

The length may give it away: nearly 12 inches, with the meat and cheese oozing out the side. While the photo in the window shows slices of steak, the reality turns out to be mashed shards, looking like brisket beaten with a claw hammer. The flavor is bland in the extreme, with the exception of an overwhelming saltiness. Still, I ate nearly the whole thing before I came to conclusion that I wasn't really eating anything at all, and gave up.


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4 comments
davidpurvis3
davidpurvis3

Why buy this nasty greasy mashed up steak sandwich from a Mexican taco restaurant when I can buy a perfectly good sub from Subway for the same price without the nasty grease and sloppyness. Subway even makes it in front of you. Fast food restaurants always make the picture look 50 times better than what the actual product looks like. They don't care about service they just care about money. No such thing as good cheap food. Keep that in mind.

Spyro Poulos
Spyro Poulos

It's a cheese steak in  a flat bread - so? Why the hate - it's fast food - it's not supposed to be 4 star.

cookiemonster
cookiemonster

I live in the Birmingham, Al area and I love it!!!! Tons of meat and cheese! Its very simple yet wonderful! I did find it to be little to juicy but drain it off and the problem was solved. Its tasty and almost to much to eat!

Luis Merced0467
Luis Merced0467

I'd like to know where I can get one with half the meat in the picture.....I've tried it 3 times in MT.prospect, libertyville, and round lake, all in Illinois. None of them have any meat showing all you see is bread and 3 thirds of the sandwich is bread...love u taco bell but u guys failed with this one so far!

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