Review: Cantina Steak Burrito

I’m not going to lie. I’m a huge Taco Bell fan.


Maybe it dates back to my college days, when a big Friday evening out for my best friend and I entailed dinner of two crunchy Taco Bells tacos (for under $2), and then a movie at the dollar theater.

I’ve pretty much always been boring, ya’ll.

Also?  I’m a creature of habit.  All these years later, I still order two crunchy tacos (albeit Fresco-style now) every.single.time. we hit the Taco Bell drive-through.  The Tall Boy is a little more adventurous, usually rotating between the potato burrito, a gordita, or a 7-layer burrito.

So when Taco Bell offered me the opportunity to review their new Cantina Steak Burrito, I decided it was a great chance for me to step a little bit out of my comfort zone.  I was initially surprised by its higher price point ($4.99), but when I saw the heftiness of the burrito, I decided the price tag was worth it.  I could only eat half of this for lunch before I was completely stuffed!

I admit, I was a little nervous about trying fast-food “steak.”  It’s been my experience in the past that steak served in fast-food fashion is typically tough and rubbery.


Not in this case: the marinated steak was actually very tender, and the Tall Boy said he was impressed by the flavor and tenderness of the meat.  He is very picky when it comes to steak, and after eating his burrito he commented, “That steak was actually good.”

I loved the inclusion of the pico de gallo, roasted corn and pepper salsa and the black beans – they complemented the cilantro dressing and the guacamole quite nicely.  Rounding out the burrito was a generous amount of Latin rice, and it was all stuffed inside a grilled tortilla.

Overall, the Tall Boy and I were both very impressed with the Cantina Steak Burrito.  It was fresh and packed with flavor, and the portion size was huge. I would definitely order this burrito again, and I look forward to trying the other Cantina Menu items.  If you’re looking for a quick meal on the go that doesn’t taste like fast-food, I really do recommended giving this Cantina Steak Burrito a try.

This post is sponsored by Taco Bell. See how great our steak is when you try the new Cantina Steak Burrito. Because when it comes to a great steak burrito, it’s all about the steak.

Disclosure: I received a monetary stipend in exchange for sharing my thoughts on the new Cantina Steak Burrito. However, all opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen

    Oh I love Taco Bell!! It’s funny because I am a creature of habit also and always order a #1 Combo. Taco and Burrito Supreme. I can’t live with out sour cream. I have to say that I have had their steak before and it is really good. I mean come on don’t all want to make a run for the border? I miss those tag lines.
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  2. Nancy

    Hey, this looks good! Your pic is awesome. I will have to give it a try.

  3. Merle

    Your pictures are outstanding. Makes me want to try this product.

  4. Joan

    Thanks for the review! I was curious about the steak burrito and am now looking forward to trying it.

  5. Dany

    I hate how Taco Bell and most people in the USA think that is the way that tacos are in Mexico. We do not eat tacos in a crispy tortilla… and we do not eat burritos in a daily basis.
    If you want to know real Mexican food, you should come and try them for yourselves and see what the truth Mexican food is about.



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