Bell vs John's vs Tico

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  1. Acylum

    Acylum Well-Known Member

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    I've had a long held, though extremely minority opinion (as in I'm the only one) among coworkers, friends, etc, that among the Mexican fast food chains that Taco Tico reigns supreme. And I have to add that I do like Taco John's. But when going by strictly tacos, burritos, and the like, I don't think it's even close. I would go Tico, John's and as a distant third, Bell. I just wanted other people's opinions to support or destroy my opinion. Of course, if you disagree with me, you're wrong.
     
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  2. exCYtable

    exCYtable Active Member

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    You are correct. Taco Tico, and it's not even close.
     
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  3. LarryISU

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    As soon as Taco Tico comes to Nebraska, I will let you know. I definitely choose Bell over John.
     
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  4. CycloneNorth

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    Taco Bell forever.
     
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  5. BWRhasnoAC

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    Unfortunately none of those are really Mexican, more like Tex Mex. There are no authentic fast food Mexican places. :(
     
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  6. MuskieCy

    MuskieCy Well-Known Member

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    Taco Hell is what I say about that swill.

    I have never seen a Tick, but, to be honest, here in Muskieville are the best, AUTHENTIC, tacos for $2-$3 apiece.

    No effing contest.
     
  7. ImJustKCClone

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    Taco Time crisp meat burritos FTW.
     
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    Go to Zamora's in Marshalltown to have your life changed.
     
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  9. BCClone

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    I like tacos. Best at the lumberyard.
     
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  10. Gunnerclone

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    Taco John’s for me out if those 3. Tasty Tacos is better than them all.
     
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  11. Cyforce

    Cyforce Well-Known Member

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    If you're in or around Des Moines check out Momma's Tacos SE 14th around Bell. Shells similar but the meat is an upgrade.

    As for the question at hand, I really like Mexi-rolls so I vote TJ.
     
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  12. AgronAlum

    AgronAlum Well-Known Member

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    Johns for sure and specifically the one in Marshalltown. I don’t know what they do but they sure know how to make a TJs taco.
     
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  13. CysRage

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    Agreed but didn't Taco Time in Ames close? I don't believe there is another one in Iowa.
     
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    CloneinWDSM Well-Known Member

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    Never had Tico

    Taco Bell >>>>>>>Johns.
    However their Oles are good.
     
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  15. baller21

    baller21 Well-Known Member

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    Taco Time used to be the best ff mex in Ames.
    Johns sucks and bell is worse.
    Tasty Tacos is the best in the Des Moines area.

    If you want really good Mexican food and the best breakfast burrito you’ll ever have, hit up Mi Lindo in Des Moines.
     
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  16. cstrunk

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    #16 cstrunk, Mar 13, 2020
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    They're obviously not real Mexican and they are definitely not like TexMex. They're their own category: American Taco Chain.
     
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  17. ImJustKCClone

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    Yes. :(
    I'm reminded every day when I look at my driveway. We bought one of their delivery smart cars. :D
     
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    I don't recommend any of them, but if I had to pick one of just those three I'd roll with Taco John's. Six pack and a pound was my go to hangover food way back when.
     
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  19. MeanDean

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    #19 MeanDean, Mar 13, 2020
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    Never heard of Taco Tico. Turns out they have 2 locations in IA. Ft Dodge and Mason City. So no wonder.

    Taco Johns is way better than Taco Bell. Their big/only negative is too salty.
     
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    Rico's Tacos FTW
     

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