Opening up this little box of loaded fries was a bit… underwhelming. The steak definitely didn’t look as succulent as the pictures (do they ever?) and the platter overall wasn’t as “loaded” as I had hoped. But alas, we eat with our taste buds more than our eyes and the only way to truly gauge the Rattlesnake Fries was to dig in.
And dig in, I did! The fries weren’t exactly crispy, and the fact that they were doused in cheese and sauce didn’t make them any less mushy. That being said, they still tasted… good? Certainly passable. I mean, it’s hard to go wrong with meat, cheese, steak, cream sauce, and jalapeños lobbed together over french fries.
The steak was definitely a bit rubbery and didn’t have any grill marks, but it’s Taco Bell; I wasn’t expecting a carefully seared filet mignon or anything. I liked the jalapeños cream sauce, which had a mild heat, but it sometimes got lost in the nacho cheese sauce. It wasn’t as spicy as I had anticipated, what with the name being Rattlesnake Fries (but honestly, I’m not sure what that name is even supposed to suggest, which Thrillist noted back in 2018, saying, “the hilarious names of these seasoned starch sticks tell you absolutely nothing about what they are”).