Which Taco Bell burrito is the best deal on the menu?

Looking to get some bang for your buck at Taco Bell? We're sharing the best burrito.

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Everyone is feeling the effects of inflation and it's most notable in fast food including at Taco Bell.

As sad as it is to see, Taco Bell used to be one of the most affordable options for fast food, but inflation has shifted the tide. If the recent prices of limited-time items are any indication, the prices aren't getting any better.

Even though we're Guilty Eats, we're all about saving money and that's why I wanted to look at what burritos are available at Taco Bell and what's the best bang for your buck. I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for a deal when I'm dining out.

Despite fast food being a fast option, it's no longer as cheap as it has been in the past so let's break down which burrito is the best deal for how much you're spending.

Which Taco Bell burrito gets you your money's worth?

Since I'm located in Maryland, I'm going to be using my local Taco Bell menu so if things are a little bit different, that's why. However, these are all the burritos available at the Taco Bell closest to me which are the Chicken Enchilada Burrito, Cheesy Double Beef Burrito, Grilled Cheese Burrito, Black Bean Grilled Cheese Burrito, Bean Burrito, Beefy 5-layer Burrito, Burrito Supreme and Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito.

Let me start by saying that there are 3 burritos I'm removing from the top which are the Griled Cheese Burrito which is priced at $5.49 and is essentially a 5-layer burrito with a cheese crust and the addition of fiesta strips and chipotle sauce. Of course, we also have to remove the Black Bean Grilled Cheese Burrito as it's priced at $5.19. Rounding this out is the Burrito Supreme which is priced at $5.69 and is essentially just loaded with extra veggies which doesn't justify the price.

With those three removed, that leaves us with only 5 other options. While the Beefy 5-layer burrito is a favorite, it's one that a lot of us enjoy but we don't enjoy the price. Plus it's something that can be added to a box or used as something else. Priced at $4.19, the Beefy 5-layer burrito is vastly overpriced.

That only leaves us with 4 to compare and as someone who is a Taco Bell lover, these are all pretty even as far as price point goes. The only one I don't think is really worth it is the bean burrito as it's priced at 1.79 but doesn't feature nearly as much as the Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito.

The Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito is priced at $1.59 and features beans, jalapeno sauce, nacho cheese and seasoned rice. In addition, Taco Bell's Cravings Value Menu comes in clutch with 2 burritos which are the perfect price for those not wanting the cheapest option but rather something in the middle.

The Chicken Enchilada Burrito is priced at $2.79 and includes chicken, rice, cheese, sour cream and red sauce. Then there's the Cheesy Double Beef Burrito which features beef, sour cream, rice, two types of cheese, and fiesta strips. That will set you back $2.89 so only 10 cents more than the previous item.

Ultimately, what is the best bang for your buck? At its price point, I don't think you can go wrong with the Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito. It's also a great item to customize and use your favorite add-ons so you won't be spending as much. However, if you want something meatier, then the Chicken Enchilada Burrito and the Cheesy Double Beef Burrito will satisfy your craving, too.

Considering the price increase on all fast-food items, it's honestly up to you and your wallet on what's the best deal at Taco Bell.

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