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Tacos to tempt your taste buds

With three major fast food restaurants known for their tacos, everyone still asks the same question: who has the best tacos? After one long lunch with over 1200 calories and 60 grams of protein, I can now give out my expert advice on where to go for tacos in Ames. But which taco will come out on top? Taco Bell, Taco John’s, or Taco Time? And to my audience, please don’t try this at home. Taco Bell The most famous out of the three, I thought Taco Bell just might have been the taco I was looking for. With a quick glance at the menu, I decided to try the Grande Soft Taco. It was disappointing to see that the food I received didn’t have any resemblance to the taco with lots of meat and lettuce pictured on the menu. Actually, there really wasn’t any lettuce at all. However, the combination of the seasoned meat with the cheese was good enough for an average 6/10 rating. Taco John’s I only used to go to Taco John’s for their famous Potato Olés, but I’m glad I decided to check out their tacos. Unlike the taco I got at Taco Bell, there was actually something other than the meat and the cheese I could eat. The meat seasoning was similar to the one at Taco Bell, but the cold, crisp, green lettuce made it worth my time to sit and enjoy. To top it off, the Churros and Potato Olés made the trip to Taco John’s a 9/10 rating. Taco Time Probably the most forgotten one out of the three, I was surprised by the quality of the food at Taco Time. The meat seasoning was different from Taco Bell and Taco John’s, but it was still very good. In addition to their 1/2lb Soft Shell Taco, they offered a variety of salsa and dressings. “I like the different salsas that they have,” senior Michael Wagner said. “I also like the meat seasoning they use.” Taco Time also offers items Taco Bell and Taco Time don’t include, such as Empanadas and Crispy Burritos. However, the prices were a little more expensive, receiving an 8/10 rating. From my long and rather delicious experiment, I concluded that Taco Bell was an absolute bust. I expected a mouth-watering flavor-explosion but all they really gave me was a run-of-the-mill taco. Taco John’s provided the tummy with the most scrumptious, appetizing tacos in town. While Taco Time came close, the gap in prices gave Taco John’s the advantage. So there you have it-the best tacos in town belong to Taco John’s (unless, of course, you go to a real Mexican restaurant).

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