Re-Review: The Volcano Taco


When the Volcano Taco disappeared from Taco Bell’s lineup, mass depression settled over these United States, throwing the once hopeful souls of the eaters who had once lived off of red shells and Lava Sauce into the the darkest depths of Hell along with the memory of their precious taco. People took their own lives, children drowned their grandmothers, kittens were killed, and darkness engulfed the Earth*.

tacobell-volcano-reviewFinally our hero rises from Hell, bringing with it an immense heat capable of thawing the coldest of hearts and filling the darkest souls with an immense, pure light. But will it be enough? Will we remember the Volcano Taco the way it was before being cast into Satan’s Inferno? Will we even remember how to smile? It’s review time.

* = Lies


Wait, “Re-Review?” Longtime readers may remember that we’ve actually already reviewed the Volcano Taco once before. In fact, it was the second thing reviewed on Everyview. Since the removal from the menu, however, my memory has grown rusty and clouded with forgetfulness. If you want to read the original review, you can find it here. It is very poorly written and outdated, however, so I suggest just sticking with this one.

The Volcano Taco is essentially your standard crunchy taco with a couple of small changes that make a gigantic difference. The first and most noticeable differentiation between the two is the Red Shell, swapped in to replace the standard yellow corn shell. The second, more important addition is the inclusion of Lava Sauce, and extremely spicy and flavorful condiment.

It is worth noting that the Red Shell itself contains no heat or spice whatsoever. It is simply died red to give a warning that says “Eat me now, pay for it later.”

Since the Lava Sauce is the only ingredient that makes a difference in taste, let’s take a slightly closer look at that. Most people think that Lava Sauce would be absolutely unbearably spicy, which is untrue. The lava sauce isn’t even as hot as the Fire Sauce in all honesty, but possesses a deep, rich flavor that perfectly compliments the flavored beef, lettuce and cheese that top the taco and provide a decent amount of flavorful kick that is sure to satisfy but not overpower.

If you’re the kind of person who has to do things to prove to yourself that you aren’t as worthless as your drunk Mother has been telling you since you were 7 years old, then eating one of these is cheating. It’s no where near as hot as portrayed in commercials, so if you’re looking for a self-fulfilling challenge to be proud of c0mpleting, throw a pack or so of Fire Sauce on top and get ready to sweat.

One thing I have noticed is that the return has brought a higher price tag with it. What was once an 89 cent value menu item now runs around $1.19 (price may differ by region), an entire 40 cents more. I guess the original price was simply a part of its promotional campaign, but such a jump is rather ridiculous in my humble and admittedly cheap opinion. However, it’s definitely worth it and $1.19 isn’t too much to pay for something this delicious.

Final Words:

I walked in to the Taco Bell right next to my place of employment the day these came out. The cashier, who recognized me from my frequent visits to the store during my lunch break, instantly knew what I was after. I used to pop these tacos like addicts pop pills, like needles pop balloons, like people with virgin fetishes pop… well you get the point.

They are absolutely delicious and manage achieve the perfect balance of heat, placing flavor before spice. Even the 40 cent price raise can’t be held against it since the original price of 89 cents was for a limited-time promo deal only. I highly recommend these to anyone with a preference for spicy foods.


  • I never thought I’d be able to order a Volcano Taco again
  • The distinctive Red Shell
  • Lava Sauce achieves the perfect balance of heat and flavor


  • You’ll pay for it later. Trust me

Score: 8.8/10 (Great)

Taste: 9.5/10 (Delicious)
Ingredients: 9.0/10 (The smallest changes make the biggest differences)
Value: 8.0/10 (40 Cents more than a standard crunchy taco)

Food News: Volcano Taco Re-Released Today, Final Volcano Menu Revealed

Well it’s official, Taco Bell’s Volcano Taco has finally made its triumphant return as a permanent item on Taco Bell’s menu. Rumors were circulating that suggested the existence of both Volcano Nachos and a Crunchwrap in addition to the already confirmed Volcano Double Beef Burrito. We regret to inform you, however, that the only items that made the cut were the Burrito and the Taco.

volcanotacoreturnsThe Volcano Taco costs $1.21 and the Volcano Double Beef Burrito will run you $2.99.

Eaters can also get their share of heat with the new Volcano Big Box which includes one of each of the following: Volcano Taco, Volcano Burrito, Cruncy Taco, Cinnamon Twists, and a Soft Drink for $5.99.

Food News: Volcano Taco Returning May 14th, Bringing Friends

I loved the Volcano Taco with a passion burning hotter than even the spicy sauce that tops the delicious morsel, and I have shed a single tear every night since its mysterious disappearance from the Taco Bell menu. But thankfully my tear ducts are in for a rest, because our good friends over at Grub Grade just pointed out that the Volcano Taco is coming back on May 14th and plans to bring some friends with it!


So far we only know for sure that the Volcano Taco and a Volcano Double Cheesy Beef Burrito will be part of the new menu’s lineup but there are rumors and speculation that suggest the Volcano Crunchwrap, and perhaps Volcano Nachos will join them. We’ll just have to wait a few more short days to see, and you bet your spicy red shell Everyview will have reviews of whatever is available on day one, including a re-review of the Volcano Taco.

Check out Grub Grade’s full report here.

Review: Volcano Taco

I highly recommend you go read our new Re-Review. This one is way outdated.

There are a couple of questions I always ask myself before I go to Taco Bell. The first of the two being this: Why pay more? I mean, seriously. Taco Bell is so delicious and you can walk out of their with a 2.5 lb bag of pseudomexican food for like 3 bucks. The second thing I ask is: Is diarrhea really worth saving some coin? The answer to that has always been yes. But will the runs really be worth eating Taco Bell’s new Volcano Taco?

The Volcano Taco, for starters, is a total bargain. It comes with the same seasoned beef, veggies and cheese as your standard crunchy taco, but throws it all in a red shell with a healthy (not so much) helping of Volcano Sauce. All for only $.89, making this a welcome addition to the 89 cents Why Pay More? value menu.

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