¿Una Cerveza Con Tu Chalupa? Select Taco Bells Now Serving Booze

Taco Bell took away the Mexican Pizza, and fans got mad. But relax, the Mexican fast food chain seems to be saying. Have a drink.

It’s true. Taco Bell has plans to start serving booze at more than 300 restaurants. And just to show you it means business, it has already opened 35 such establishments. The latest sprung up in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of our nation’s capital.

But fear not! You won’t have to worry about taking the kids for a chalupa and ending up in the company of a bunch of drunks. Instead, Taco Bell has given the locations that serve alcohol a special name — Taco Bell Cantina.

“At a Taco Bell Cantina, you can enjoy your spicy tostada with a boozy slushie (Baja Freeze, served with vodka, Tequila or Rum), wine, beer or sangria,” wrote Laura Wainman of WUSA-TV.

As an aside, the TB Cantinas also serve at least one local beer that’s exclusive to its city among many other exciting novelties.

“TB enthusiasts will find classic items ranging from a crunchy taco to a crunchwrap supreme and Mexican pizza,” Wainman wrote. “But if you want to think outside the bun, try one of the items exclusively available at Cantina locations, such as the cheesy jalapeno dippers or naked chicken chips. The tapas-style menu also includes three types of nachos: chicken enchilada nachos, fiesta salad nachos, and steak and cheddar nachos.”

You read that right. Forget the booze. After a bit of an upheaval, the Mexican pizzas may be coming back nationwide too. Thanks, Cantina!

“I think there’s always a chance,” Taco Bell’s global chief food innovation officer Liz Matthews told Business Insider. “We’re constantly listening to our customers. So, I wouldn’t pull that off the table.”

But even if Taco Bell doesn’t bring back the pizzas at every location, all may still be forgiven. Just be sure to venture to the right Cantina.

You can find the Taco Bell Cantina nearest you right here.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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