Taco Bell's Most Highly-Requested Menu Item Is Back on Menus

The wait is finally over.

Courtesy of Taco Bell
Courtesy of Taco Bell

After pitting two of Taco Bell's most-requested menu items—the Double Decker Taco and Enchirito—against each other for a chance at a comeback, America made the difficult decision and landed on the latter. Now, the wait for its return is officially over too. The Enchirito is officially hitting the Taco Bell menu nationwide this week. 

As of Thursday, November 17, fans can once again snag their beloved enchilada-burrito hybrid. Here's the bad news: it isn't sticking around for long. The Enchirito from Taco Bell, which originally left menus in 2013, is only available through November 30.

Now since it's been a while since you tasted the great Enchirito, here's your refresher on what it entails. The soft flour tortilla is loaded with seasoned beef, beans, and diced onions, rolled up and smothered in classic red sauce and cheese. 

Courtesy of Taco Bell

"On the heels of the love and passion we saw for Mexican Pizza, we wanted to continue elevating the voices of our most loyal fans by giving them exclusive access to a uniquely digital experience that fosters brand love," Chief Brand Officer Sean Tresvant said in a press release late last month. "Nobody gets Taco Bell more than our community so we're thrilled to empower them with this in-app voting experience that allows them to have a direct impact on our menu."

Fans voted in the app between September 27 and October 6, before the Taco Bell Enchirito was crowned over its competitor, the Double Decker Taco. The latter features a soft flour tortilla layered with beans and wrapped around a crunchy taco shell filled with seasoned beef, crispy lettuce, and Cheddar cheese.

Now we can only hope the loser makes an eventual return to menus too. 

The Enchirito's return isn't the only news coming from Taco Bell lately. The Bell is also offering a BOGO deal on its Bell Breakfast Box via Uber Eats and Postmates orders of $15 or more starting on November 18 and continuing through the end of the month. The chain also just launched in-app delivery.

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Megan Schaltegger is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist.