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Taco Crawl

Last Week Glen W. Bell, the founder of Taco Bell, passed away at the age of 86.Since the first Taco Bell in 1948, the American-Taco landscape has greatly changed. To honor Bell’s memory, Jai Garg ’11 set out to explore the taco depths of the Grinnell community.

La Cabana 4/5- Walking into this brand new institution, one can already feel a welcoming atmosphere. Not only is the layout of this place wonderful but also the food. The Taco’s are delectable and they do not put a pinch on your wallet, I would recommend the Super Burrito during lunch along with Jumbo Margarita—all for under 10 dollars! And unlike its closest competitor it is located just minutes from the Grinnell College campus.

Taco John’s 1/5- Its right down the street on the sixth avenue, and has wonderful hours, yet chances are you have never heard the statement “Guys, I think I am going to Taco John’s tonight instead of the D-Hall” Truth be told, the D-Hall put this place to shame. Anyone who has taste buds would certainly agree, as I ate what they call a “Tex-Mex” creation I was wondering if they were playing a practical joke on me. I recommend staying away or walking the extra block to Kum and Go and getting the frozen burrito, your stomach will thank you.

Taco Bell 3.5/5-The most popular taco place in the country is adored by many for its late hours and cheap eats. Certainly, you are not going to get the quality of food that Casa Margaritas or La Cabana offers but you will get the best bang for the buck. I recommend going on Tuesdays when hard shell Taco’s are only 65 cents!

Casa Margaritas 3.5/5- The house of margaritas is certainly that, if you are looking for a good night out, no place in town serves a better or bigger marg. The food is plentiful for its price and can warm you right up in these cold winter months. While the tacos are not as good as La cabana, they certainly give you much more for the price. Go during lunch for some superb deals, or on Friday or Saturday night as a great pre-game to the night.

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