What’s New on Taco Bell’s Menu in 2021

It’s true that in the challenging Covid world, various restaurant chains have made changes to their menus in the name of greater efficiency. But in general, that means taking out menu items. Taco bell, on the other hand, is greeting 2021 with new menu items. This 2021 year is bound to be better, and what better way to celebrate our house lockdowns than to indulge in Taco Bell treats we haven’t had before?

So, if you’re in an adventurous mood, why not order the following Taco bell items?

The Potatoes Comeback

This is perhaps the biggest deal among the new menu items for Taco Bell. It’s not just because everyone loves these fast-food potatoes. It’s also because vegetarians will welcome its arrival, since the veggie lovers don’t exactly have a plethora of option in the fast-food industry.

Also, it’s not technically new. It’s actually a menu item that was discontinued, and its absence in the menu has rightfully upset more than a few fans. These fans have even tried strange new ways to get it back through social media, and the good news is that these methods seem to have worked.

So, now you can enjoy once again the Spicy Potato Soft Tacos and the Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes. Don’t take their presence in the menu for granted—you don’t know if Taco Bell will once again take them out of the lineup!

Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco

This is new, but it’s also surprisingly addictive (but in a good way). This is Taco bell’s entry in the competitive chicken sandwich category, and it’s a serious contender.

First you get crispy chicken fillet with all-white meat, and it’s been marinated in jalapeño buttermilk. It’s also seasoned with bold Mexican spices and then rolled in a tortilla chip coating that’s quite crunchy.

You don’t just get a simple sandwich bun, either. Instead, they’ve got the chicken set into a special puffy bread. It’s shaped just like a taco, so it’s not like any other sandwich out there. The chicken is then covered with creamy chipotle sauce. Those who are looking for extra spicy goodness can go with additional jalapeño slices.

New Cheese Curds

There are 2 different versions now available. There’s the Crispy Cheese Dippers and then the Crispy Cheese Nacho Fries. These two offer fried cheese curds with a tortilla chip coating, and they both have the same breading that you find in the Taco Bell fried chicken.

If you go with the 9-piece order for Crispy Cheese Nacho Fries, the dippers are accompanied by the iconic Taco Bell loaded fries. The signature French fries with the bold Mexican spices are also served with a warm nacho cheese sauce. For the Crispy Cheese Dippers, you also get a side of the chipotle dipping sauce.

New Loaded Taco Style Nacho Fries

This option has the Nacho Fries topped with seasoned beef, nacho cheese sauce, and spicy ranch sauce, along with lettuce, red strips, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese. They’re not joking when they say that this menu item is “loaded”. It certainly is.

Cravetarian Taco

Taco Bell has been slow to jump on the plant-based bandwagon, as though it’s enough that they’re offering potatoes and beans. But now they have a new menu item to offer for vegetarians.

Now they offer the new Cravetarian Taco. It’s basically the vegetarian version of the Crunchy Taco Supreme. Obviously, Taco Bell has taken out all the meat. It features a combination of peas with garbanzo beans as the meat substitute. You get a crunchy shell (it’s a taco, after all), plus sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, and shredded cheddar cheese.

New Lemonade Freezes

When you’re downing the fiery sauce a great deal, it helps when you’ve got the right frozen drink to wash things down. Sure, there’s always the ever-popular Baja Blast, but you may want to try something new. Now you have 2 new frozen delights to consider.

First, there’s the Wild Strawberry Lemonade Freeze. It’s great with just about everything, but it’s especially apt when paired with the new potato menu items. It combines the tartness of the lemonade flavor with the yummy strawberry goodness. When things get hot, this frozen delight is just the thing to make things better.

If you’re opting for cooler blue, then there’s the Blue Raspberry Lemonade Freeze. This time, it mixes the raspberry flavor with the tart lemonade. Just looking at this drink can make you feel cool, with the light blue color promising a respite from the heat.


The bad news is that some of these new items are only available at some locations. Also, they may only be available for a limited time. So, if you encounter these new Taco Bell items in your local location, then it’s time for you to try them out right away!