We Rank the Taco Bell Cantina Chicken Menu From Best to Worst

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For years Taco Bell has been serving up delicious tacos, burritos, the famous Crunchwrap Supreme and more. And while Taco Bell fans have their tried and true favourites, they are also always asking for something new and exciting. Well, Taco Bell has now released four new menu items featuring a classic ingredient: chicken! Read on for everything you need to know about the Taco Bell Cantina Chicken menu plus our honest review and ranking of the four new items.


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What is the Taco Bell Cantina Chicken menu?

The Taco Bell Cantina Chicken menu includes a crispy taco, a soft taco, a burrito, and a quesadilla all featuring Taco Bell’s new slow-roasted chicken recipe. The chicken is seasoned with a blend of Mexican spices, garlic, onions and a variety of chilies.

Where can I find the Taco Bell Cantina Chicken menu?

The Taco Bell Cantina Chicken menu is available now at Taco Bell restaurants across Canada and can be ordered for pickup or delivery through the Taco Bell app.

How much are the Taco Bell Cantina Chicken menu items?

The Taco Bell Cantina Chicken menu varies by price depending on your region and item. A Cantina Chicken Taco (either crispy or soft) retails for about $4, a Cantina Chicken Burrito retails for about $8 and a Cantina Chicken Quesadilla retails for about $10.

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What does the Taco Bell Cantina Chicken menu taste like?

We found it very interesting how the same chicken could taste different in the four menu items. The Cantina Chicken menu is perfect for people who love Taco Bell but aren’t necessarily big fans of ground beef or beans. The chicken was flavourful and juicy but not too chewy. We have a definite favourite but we did enjoy all these items.

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1. Cantina Chicken Crispy Taco

The Cantina Chicken Crispy Taco features a crunchy taco shell with melted cheese on the exterior and is filled with the new slow-roasted chicken, three-cheese blend and creamy jalapeno sauce. This was our favourite because we loved the contrast of the crunchy shell, the juicy chicken and the creamy jalapeno sauce. The sauce added a kick to the taco which was balanced nicely with the cheese and taco shell (although we did add some Taco Bell Fire Sauce because we love the heat). Melty mashups are super trendy right now and we think this taco falls perfectly into that category.

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2. Cantina Chicken Soft Taco

In comparison to the crispy taco which is all about melty, cheesy, creamy goodness, this Cantina Chicken Soft Taco was super fresh. A flour tortilla is filled with the slow-roasted chicken, lettuce, purple cabbage, pico de gallo, avocado ranch sauce and cheddar cheese. The lettuce and purple cabbage add a fresh crunch to this taco and the avocado ranch sauce helps elevate the flavours of those veggies and the chicken. We loved adding extra guacamole to this taco because you can never have too much guacamole.

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3. Cantina Chicken Burrito

The Cantina Chicken Burrito is a warm flour tortilla filled with the same ingredients as the soft taco. Although we did enjoy this burrito we enjoyed this combo of ingredients in the soft taco just a bit more. But a burrito is better for a quick meal on the go, so if that’s what you’re wanting, this burrito might be for you.

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4. Cantina Chicken Quesadilla

We love a good quesadilla, and this Cantina Chicken Quesadilla was delicious. A flour tortilla with melted grilled cheese on the exterior is filled with slow-roasted chicken, chipotle sauce and a three-cheese blend. Another fantastic melty mashup, we did enjoy this quesadilla however it felt very similar to other quesadillas we’ve had at Taco Bell before. So we recommend this one if you’re craving a classic cheesy chicken treat, but if you’re really looking for a new flavour experience with this Cantina Chicken menu — we recommend trying the Cantina Chicken Crispy Taco. We know we’ll be going back for a second one!

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