We Tried 13 of the Best Taco Bell Burritos – This Is the Winner

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Black Bean Quesarito
Taco Bell

Best of the Burritos

Taco Bell serves nearly 1 billion burritos per year — and we can understand why. Taco Bell burritos are cheap, easy to transport, filling, and stuffed with some of the chain’s best ingredients. But with more than a dozen burritos to choose from and countless opportunities for customization, it’s not always easy to know what to order. 

Should you get the simple Bean Burrito, or indulge in the nearly 1,000-calorie Grilled Cheese Burrito? After testing everything except for Taco Bell's new burrito (with nacho fries!), we can confidently answer that question. Here are Taco Bell’s best burritos.

Prices and availability are subject to change.

Spicy Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito
Taco Bell

Best Overall: Spicy Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito

Price: $6.79

Calories: 930

Vegetarian: No

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

As Taco Bell’s most caloric and expensive item, this is a burrito of superlatives. It’s the tastiest burrito, with its crispy grilled cheese and spicy jalapeño coating as an obvious highlight. And inside this overloaded, artery-clogging concoction, you’ll find everything but the kitchen sink: lots of beef, two sauces, sour cream, and fiesta strips. If you’re spice-phobic, consider the normal Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito or our runner-up, the Grilled Cheese Burrito.

It's worth noting that Insider.com's ranking of Taco Bell's best burritos also gave the Spicy Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito their top spot. 

Grilled Cheese Burrito
Taco Bell

Runner-Up: Grilled Cheese Burrito

Price: $4.29

Calories: 720

Vegetarian: No

Overall Rating: 4/5

If you want to indulge yourself without going overboard, the Grilled Cheese Burrito is a good compromise between price, flavor, and calories. This burrito comes with everything that makes the spicy double steak burrito great, save the extra seasoned beef and jalapeños.

Black Bean Quesarito
Taco Bell

Best for Vegetarians: Black Bean Quesarito

Price: $4.19

Calories: 630

Vegetarian: Yes

Overall Rating: 3.5/5

Meatless options abound at Taco Bell. The Black Bean Quesarito is among the best of those plant-based offerings thanks to its grilled tortilla, piquant chipotle sauce, and hearty black beans. Its main downfall? The orange goop that lines the outside of the burrito overpowers the other flavors.

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Fiesta Veggie Burrito
Taco Bell

Best for Vegetable Lovers: Fiesta Veggie Burrito

Price: $2

Calories: 570

Vegetarian: Yes

Overall Rating: 3/5

If you want a flavorful burrito sans meat, order the Fiesta Veggie Burrito, which earns points for its crispy fiesta strips, chipotle sauce, and seasoned rice. The veggies — a sad pile of flavorless chopped tomatoes and the guacamole mush — are the burrito’s weakest point. If only they added a handful of fresh, crispy lettuce and tangy tomatoes, then this burrito might compete with the chain’s meat-filled options.

Related: Discontinued Taco Bell Items We Want Back Now

Bean Burrito
Taco Bell

Best for Calorie-Counters: Bean Burrito

Price: $1.69

Calories: 350

Vegetarian: Yes

Overall Rating: 2.5/5

The basic bean burrito —  a squishy paste of beans, red sauce, cheese, and onions — tastes just fine, but it’s notably the chain's lowest-calorie burrito. There’s not much else to add except that it’s boring and bland.

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Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito
Taco Bell

Best for Penny Pinchers: Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito

Price: $1

Calories: 420

Vegetarian: Yes

Overall Rating: 2.5/5

Palatable, inoffensive, and dirt cheap, the four-ingredient Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito is a good choice for vegetarians and cheapskates. Like a room-temperature can of La Croix, it’s a commonplace delight that’s sure to satisfy (but not wow) pretty much anyone for just $1.

Taco Bell Defy
Taco Bell

The Verdict

It's hard not to love Taco Bell's burrito offering and there are lots of options to choose from. While the items tend to follow a formula, if you're a fan of that formula, it's hard to go wrong. 

In the end, we loved the Spicy Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito and the Grilled Cheese Burrito the most, but it doesn't mean we won't be going back for the others.