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Taco Bell’s New Quesarito Is A Cheesy Affair [Review]

Taco Bell’s New Quesarito Is A Cheesy Affair [Review]

The Quesarito features the cheesiness of a quesadilla and the wholesomeness of a burrito.

Anne Dorall

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Taco Bell just released their world-famous menu item, the Quesarito, for Malaysian fans!

Pronounced as keh-sa-ri-to, the Quesarito is a portmanteau of ‘quesadilla’ and ‘burrito’, featuring the best of both things rolled into one ooey cheesy burrito.

So how cheesy is the Quesarito exactly, and how does it hold up to the usual burritos?

The Taste Test

I ordered the Quesarito set meal, which comes with nacho chips and a drink. To make a proper comparison, I also picked up a burrito.

The Quesarito set meal.
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The differences between the Quesarito and the Grilled Soft Burrito are quite stark.

First and foremost, the Quesarito is visibly thicker. It is loaded with a generous amount of cheese and packed with Mexican rice, meat, and cheesy sauces. In comparison, the Grilled Soft Burrito is quite soft due to the vegetables and milder sauce.

Left: the usual Grilled Soft Burrito, right: the new Quesarito.
(Credit: Anne Dorall/TRP)

Taste-wise, the Quesarito is also more savoury and flavourful. It is mainly the salty cheese, but there’s also a great umami that comes from the flavourful Kickin’ sauce, rich nacho cheese sauce, and tangy sour cream.

The Verdict

The Quesarito is perfect for those who love a flavourful meal and would usually leave out the vegetables if they can help it. It’s meat, cheesy, and generally a strong burrito.

However, I do enjoy my vegetables, so I ordered another side of pico de gallo salsa (RM1.50) to go with the Quesarito.

Left: The Quesarito as-is. Right: Quesarito topped with pico de gallo.
(Credit: Anne Dorall/TRP)

The citrusy pico de gallo lends a superbly refreshing taste to the thick flavours of the Quesarito, so I would highly recommend it for anyone looking to jazz up their meal.

The Quesarito is available for a limited time only, with the set meal priced at RM15.90 with a side of nacho chips and a drink, or ala carte at RM12.90.


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