I knew when I first saw the commercial for this taco with a hard red shell that I would have to give it a try. I’m not really into SUPER hot things, but I do enjoy a little spice with my Mexican or Thai. Armed with my camera and six dollars, I headed to the nearest Taco Bell to see for myself if these contained actual lava or if it was some sort of marketing ploy.
While the Volcano Taco, as it turns out, does NOT contain actual lava, it is quite hot. I’d say probably 3.5 stars on the scale of my favorite Thai restaurant. Everything appears to be exactly the same as your typical Taco Bell taco, except that on top of the shredded cheese, it contains a cheesy goop, which is where the taco packs its punch.
The Taco Bell drive-thru guy didn’t bother offering any hot sauce. The temperature is a little bit hotter than their hottest hot sauce, so it wouldn’t have really made it any hotter. It doesn’t need it. It’s quite a tasty taco.
My next trip will be an attempt to turn the Volcano Taco into a Double Decker Volcano Taco, but I do highly recommend giving the original Volcano Taco a try. If you like hot, but not overwhelming, spice, I really don’t think you can go wrong.