You Can Now Get BBQ Brisket Burritos & Quesadillas at Del Taco

Del Taco’s Honey Chipotle BBQ Brisket Quesadilla. Image by Karin E. Baker for The LA Beat.

The favorite eatery of Lily Tomlin’s septuagenarian stoner character on Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie,” Del Taco has just introduced three new items featuring 16-hour pit-smoked pulled beef brisket and smoky honey chipotle BBQ sauce. 

We tried all three items – the Honey Chipotle BBQ Brisket Quesadilla, Epic Honey Chipotle BBQ Brisket & Bacon Burrito, and Honey Chipotle BBQ Brisket & Bacon Fries – during a private media tasting in the beer garden at Benny Boy Brewing in Lincoln Heights. 

These atypical offerings are not what you expect from a fast food chain. “Food is experiential now,”Del Taco’s Chief Marketing Officer Tim Hackbardt told me at the tasting. “Some customers always order from our value menu while others are looking for something totally new.”

The pulled brisket was tender and loaded with delicious flavor thanks to 16 hours of pit smoking. Tucked into an oversized flour tortilla with crinkle-cut fries, crispy bacon, grated cheddar, and sour cream, the BBQ brisket burrito makes for an indulgent yet elevated experience. 


Honey Chipotle BBQ Brisket Dishes. Photo courtesy of Del Taco.

The Honey Chipotle BBQ Brisket & Bacon Fries features crinkle-cut fries covered in smoky honey chipotle BBQ sauce, pit-smoked pulled beef brisket, creamy ranch sauce, crisp bacon, and freshly grated cheddar. The Honey Chipotle BBQ Brisket Quesadilla includes pit-smoked pulled beef brisket, honey chipotle BBQ sauce, and melted cheddar. 

Del Taco also ushered in the return of their fan-favorite Funnel Cake Fries. Fried to a crispy golden brown and lightly dusted with powdered sugar, the Funnel Cake Fries aren’t overly sweet and paired well with the new burrito and quesadilla. 

If you like boba, try Del Taco’s new Mango Pineapple Lemonade Popper. Mango boba pearls mixed with pineapple flavor and zero-sugar lemonade was so delicious, I had seconds, and considered thirds. 

Priced from $6.49 to $8.99, these don’t-miss brisket dishes are only available at Del Taco through September 30. More info

Karin E. Baker

About Karin E. Baker

Karin E. Baker is a native Angeleno who loves the eateries, history, nature, architecture, and art of her hometown. When not exploring poke shacks in Kona, tascas in Córdoba, and konditoris in Malmö, she writes about food, culture, lifestyle and travel. She obsesses over comma usage and classic films and is always happy to find an excuse to open a bottle of champagne.
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