Food of the Eighties, Taco Bell Grande
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Basically, an overgrown version of the current Taco Supreme, the shell was bigger than the usual tacos...the first time I ever heard of Sour Cream, much less what you could put it on. A mainstay in my diet at the time, debuted roughly 1985.
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J Palms - September 12, 2007 - Report this comment
After high school when I was almost an adult, the only places open late for food by me was Taco Bell, White Castles or a shady burrito joint in the questionable part of the city. These were the best, especially if you let them sit and slightly nuked them in that wonderful newer convenience called the microwave.
Matthew - April 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I believe that the shell was also of flour rather than corn. I remember it being paler and flakier than the normal taco shells.
kelly - May 14, 2009 - Report this comment
dumbest story ever
Wil - July 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I am tempted to bring petition to bring back the Taco Bell Grande! These current tacos are small, and infirm. The hardshells were corn, not flour. Roughly the size of the beef Burrito surpreme; but in a handy crispy form.
John - December 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Taco Bell Grande was my favorite. Never had anything come close to its unique texture and flavor.
Flora - March 25, 2011 - Report this comment
The Taco Lite was made with a flour tortilla, slightly smaller than the flour tortilla used for Taco Salad shell; and the Taco BellGrande was made with a large corn tortilla. Both came with sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. We fried all of the shells in the store. We cut the tortillas before frying them to make nachos. The meat was 100% beef, and came raw, in ten pound bags, and WE cooked it. We cooked the pinto beans in a pressure cooker, and then drilled them until they were creamy. Today, when I eat at Taco Bell, I long for the days when the food was fresh and flavorful. When they started bringing in pre-cooked and pre-fried products, the quality died.
Fen - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I long for those days too, Flora. Taco Bell was my favorite back in the 70's and 80's.
Bill - April 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Anyone remember Del Taco? There were some in San Antonio. I guess taco bell put them out of business.
Veroctyle - June 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Taco Bell's Taco Bell Grande was awesome. The HARD CORN SHELL was about a foot long (these may have been available in a soft shell, I never asked). They are just like the current "Taco Supreme" but much much larger. Del Taco is still around. But not in every state they used to be.
bighappyfunball - June 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Taco Bellgrande was my absolute fav right next to the saucy bean burrito, which was a burrito in a tray with red sauce, onions and cheese. No taco supreme can come close to the joy of a taco bellgrande
damon - February 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Del Taco sucked. They were, and are, the cheap version of Taco Bell. Whcih wasn't so bad when you were broke. Yes, the Taco bellgrande NEEDS to return.
Traci - November 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I sooooo loved the Taco Bell Grande. I wish they would bring that one back!!! I'll sign a petition ;-))
Mark - December 26, 2012 - Report this comment
The Taco Bell Grande ruled! Bring it back!!
John - March 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Where can we start a petition to bring back the Taco Bell Grande.
Jeff - April 16, 2013 - Report this comment
dan - July 15, 2013 - Report this comment
i loved the taco bell grande. i just had a huge craving for one. If Taco Bell wants their old customers back.......bring back the taco!!!!!
chellychele - February 15, 2015 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the super taco? It was a combo of meat, bean, and red sauce mixture, poured into a taco bell grande shell, with lettuce and cheese?
Noddy - February 12, 2016 - Report this comment
The Taco Bell Grande also had black olives... at least in Waco. the Pizazz Pizza also had four black olive slices and green onions.
Lazar - August 07, 2019 - Report this comment
In the movie demolition man all restaurants in the future were Taco Bell. The Taco Bell grande and the original chicken burrito were probably the main reason for that. Since then Taco Bell has lost charm and appeal though still my favorite fast food. Bring back the Taco Bell grande ASAP make Taco Bell great again!
Scott - July 05, 2020 - Report this comment
I lived in Dallas in the eighties and I would eat at Taco Bell at least twice a week ever since they dropped the Taco Bell Granda I only go when I with someone who wants to go there specifically other than that I don't go but when the Taco Bell Grande returns so will I
John - December 28, 2020 - Report this comment
The Enchirito was great...
Cobra - October 30, 2021 - Report this comment
I had forgotten all about the Taco Bell Grande!! Taco Bell needs to bring them back! I was a child of the 80's and have nothing but fond memories of these old school meals...

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