​Living in 2017 is a scary and exciting time. There is so much uncertainty going forward, but people can rest assure their taste buds will be properly cared for, if they have access to a Taco Bell Catina.

If you haven’t been to a Taco Bell Catina, they kept the decent prices and created a more modern and welcoming enviroment, with exposed brick and an open kitchen. It’s like a Panera Bread’s cooler older sibling.   

Chicago opened their Catina on September 2015 in the Wicker Park neighborhood (1439 N. Milwaukee Ave). There are also Cantinas in Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Austin. 

They are opened until 2 a.m. every night except on Fridays and Saturdays, when they are opened until 4 a.m. They service alcohol until 10 p.m.

That’s correct, you may not be able to get an extra-large cup of soda, but you can engage in a glass of spirits or seven.

Their options include beer like Dos Equis and Fat Tire as well as individual glasses Steelhead Wine. They also have frozen drinks including cherry red punch, margarita, and the ability to mix Mountain Dew Baja Blast with either Captain Morgan rum, Ketel One vodka, or Don Julio tequila. 

There is a magical taste sensation set to debut called the Naked Chicken Chalupa. It’s a move that told Burger King chicken fries to “suck it,” and gave the Kentucky Fried Chicken Double Down the DX crotch chop. 


Fried chicken plays the role of glorious shell, and it is filled with lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, avocado ranch, and the belief of a brighter future.  It debuts nation-wide Janurary 26. 

From out of no where Taco Bell has become one of the healthiest fast food options. They have reduced sodium across the menu by 15% since 2008. They removed extra-large cups and decreased the amount of antibotics in the chicken used.

They have high-protein and vegetarian options. Perfect for health-concious significant others. 

White Castle may takes reservations for Valentine’s Day, but Taco Bell Cantina is where I want to take all my dates during the whole year. 

I may even engage in some hand holding there. I know, scandelous.

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