Del Taco restaurant chain coming to Minnesota

Full story: TwinCities.com

Del Taco is coming to the Twin Cities. The fast-food chain featuring Mexican-style food said today that it plans to open 32 restaurants in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

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David_C

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Apr 10, 2008
 
As a former Minnesotan and Twin Cities resident that has lived in Phoenix for the last 8 years I have to ask. Do you really want a del Taco in Minnesota? If you want good Mexican food go to a good Mexican restaurant. I guess if Taco Bell, Taco Johns or even McDonalds is your idea of good eats then you'll probably happy. In my opinion - YUCK!!
Carla

Minneapolis, MN

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#3
Apr 10, 2008
 
David, do you honestly think ANYONE who truly wants to eat true mexican food would go to a fast food restaurant anyway?

we've got plenty of good mexican places in the Twin Cities (i grew up in New Mexico, trust me i know good mexican)
Sam

Minneapolis, MN

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#5
Apr 10, 2008
 
Looks like Taco Bell's dominance in the Twin Cities is most likely over after this move.
Tina

Minneapolis, MN

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#6
Apr 10, 2008
 
Is the place actually any good? It is just another remake of Taco Bell?
Dane

Saint Paul, MN

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Apr 10, 2008
 
It's about time! Now all we need is get El Pollo Loco and IN-N-OUT burger up here!
Yippee Skippy

Saint Paul, MN

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Apr 10, 2008
 
Yeah! More minimum wage jobs!

“Karaoke & DJ”

Since: Feb 08

Rosemount, MN

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Apr 10, 2008
 
I'll most likely continue to drive up to Columbia Heights and La Casita if I want good mexican. Either that or there's a place on Concord just outside downtown St Paul that's pretty good too... Boca Chica? I think that's the name of it. Either way, Del Taco sounds like another Zantigo, Taco Bell or Taco John's which we really don't need.
Peggy

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Apr 10, 2008
 
As a transplant from CA I can say I am ecstatic to hear that Del Taco is coming to MN!!! It's the best of the best for mexican fast food and will blow Taco Bell away!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait - and I agree if only they could get In N Out Burger too it would be the perfect world
Dane

Saint Paul, MN

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#12
Apr 10, 2008
 
Del Taco is another Taco Bell, Zantigo, and Taco John's. One thing is it is much better.
Mary Johnson

Minneapolis, MN

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Apr 10, 2008
 
Dane wrote:
It's about time! Now all we need is get El Pollo Loco and IN-N-OUT burger up here!
Yes, get In-N-Out burger here now!
Kate

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Apr 10, 2008
 
I live in California and I don't know what I'd do without Del Taco. Yes, it is a fast food place and no, it isn't "real" Mexican food, but it is very good. Very good and very inexpensive. Just try it once. You have nothing to lose. Instead of asking if you really want a Del Taco, ask why you wouldn't want one. Let them try it out. IF it doesn't work for Minnesota then you've lost nothing yourself. All I can say is that California has a "real" Mexican restaurant on every corner and "real" Mexican fast food chains, but somehow Del Taco still gets business. My guess is that it'll do even better in a city that doesn't have as many options.
Les Phelps Mounds View MN

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Apr 10, 2008
 
Bring in Steak 'n' Shake!!
Larry

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Keen Media Observer

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Apr 10, 2008
 
I like the breakfast sausage burritos at McDs. I eat them with 2 hot sauces.

And I have burritos in the refrigerator that I can heat up and eat, for cheap.

So I don't want no more steeeeekeeeng Mexicano food.
Keen Media Observer

Eden Prairie, MN

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#18
Apr 10, 2008
 
What downtown Minneapolis needs ia a place to get great Reuben sandwich and borscht.
Kyle

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#20
Apr 10, 2008
 
We need Sonic too!
Peter

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Apr 10, 2008
 
Whatever happened to the Ground Round?
Ack

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#22
Apr 10, 2008
 
Sonic is coming to the Twin Cities. They announced that about a month ago? Not exactly sure. One is supposed to be in the Sun Ray area of St. Paul. I don't know if they're coming to Needham Heights, MA though.
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Apr 10, 2008
 

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I miss the old Ponderosa.
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#24
Apr 10, 2008
 
I miss Burger Chef. Top that!

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