Taco Bell Has Been Quietly Discontinuing These Menu Items For Years

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While every fast-food chain discontinues menu items sometimes, Taco Bell seems to shuffle their menu frequently. While the chain occasionally brings back items for a limited time or permanently (we're looking at you, Nacho Fries and Mexican Pizza), there are a handful of items that have left the menu and have yet to return. Here are some of our favorite Taco Bell items that have been discontinued. Taco Bell, if you're reading this, maybe consider bringing them back?

Are you more of a burger fan? Or want to lament a bit more? Check out our list of discontinued McDonald's menu items.


The cheesy Enchirito made a brief return last November when fans voted on what discontinued item should come back. A mashup between an enchilada and burrito, the former menu item vanished back in 2013.

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Double Decker Taco

Losing to the Enchirito was the Double Decker Taco, which was discontinued in 2019. Can't decide between hard shell and soft shell? The Double Decker Taco was your answer. A Crunchy Taco was coated in beans and encased in a flour tortilla.

Cinnamon Crispas

While we still have Cinnamon Twists, there used to be Cinnamon Crispas, which were tortilla chips covered in cinnamon and sugar.


Take a quesadilla, wrap it around fillings to make a burrito, and you get a Quesarito. It had a long run after it was introduced in 2014, but was discontinued earlier this year.

Caramel Apple Empanada

Sadly, you'll have to opt for Cinnamon Twists to satisfy your sweet tooth because the Caramel Apple Empanada was discontinued in 2019.

Choco Taco

Yes, Choco Tacos were discontinued by Klondike in 2022, but they used to appear on Taco Bell menus back in the day.

Beefy Crunch Burrito

While you can currently get the Beefy Crunch Burrito, it's only available for a limited time. Taco Bell launched a contest earlier this year, and the Beefy Crunch Burrito beat out the Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos to come back for a limited time.

Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos

And while we're on the topic, let's discuss the Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos. While you can still get Flamin' Hot Cool Ranch Doritos Tacos or keep it simple with Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos, the Cool Ranch version left menus in 2019.

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