A Look at Taco Bell’s Breakfast Menu

Drake’s new song Headlines has a lyric that reads “I’m floatin’ in and out of consciousness,” it’s almost as if he was talking about the new Taco Bell Breakfast Menu. Why do I say that? Well, the restaurant has never had a permanent breakfast menu that they felt strongly enough about to give a full-fledged marketing push, let alone make available systemwide.

The result? A sporadic issue of different breakfast menu items, year after year, never really finding an identity the way McDonald’s has with their breakfast offering, or even Del Taco has with their permanent breakfast menu. The OC Register has a piece on what Taco Bell breakfast looked like back in 2009, NRN shows you what it looked like in 2010, and we’re here to show you what it looks like in 2011:

Could this be the breakfast menu that Taco Bell sticks to? A conglomerate of name brands in a feeble attempt to bring a cohesive menu offering to their customers? Johnsonville, Cinnabon, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Tropicana orange juice? It honestly looks like we’re peering down a grocery isle instead of gazing at a complete and confident breakfast menu. For Pete’s sake, Taco Bell is the world’s largest Mexican food chain as well as being one of the biggest fast food chains period, will they ever get it right?

Breakfast ends at 11 a.m. The Iced Coffee, both flavors, were good, albeit expensive for the quantity allotted. The Johnsonville Sausage & Egg Wrap is deceivingly undersized, and the only burrito on the menu of the three we tried (completely forgot to order the Grande Skillet Burrito) that was worthy of being discussed was the Steak & Egg Burrito.

Food is subjective, so if you find a Taco Bell in your area testing out a breakfast menu, definitely do your own research, you might like what you see. Until then, here’s a look at what the menu items look like in real life, outside of the fancy photoshopping of their marketing team:

Taco Bell Breakfast

Sausage & Egg Burrito

Steak & Egg Burrito

Taco Bell Iced Coffee

Hash Brown and Bacon & Egg Burrito


Johnsonville Steak & Egg Wrap


Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.

  • http://about.me/sukhrajbeasla Sukhraj Beasla

    Interesting. Recently Taco Bell has been pretty disappointing. I’m heading out today to try the Subway oven fresh chicken. Will keep you posted :)

  • Guest

    Y U No get Cinnabon Delights?

  • Guest

    Y U No get Cinnabon Delights?

  • PlatypusTheSilly

    They…. all… look… so… dry.  The burritos have so much extra tortilla rolled up in the middle to give them substance.  The sausage looks like a horrible vegetarian soy patty.  Are those powdered eggs?  I didn’t think anybody uses powdered eggs anymore.  The hash brown patty looks delicious.  Some dodgy offerings there though. 

    I really wanted to like this when I heard they were doing breakfast.  How about getting some grilled peppers & onions, and bringing the nacho sauce into the mix?  Maybe crumbled bacon?  Something with some *moisture*!!

    • Pika

      It’s $0.99! You get what you pay for, and breakfast for that price sounds great to me! Then again I treat my body like a garbage disposal, so yeah…

  • Mm2hunter

    Taco Bell doesn’t need a breakfast menu. What they should do is allow customers to add an egg to any item on their current menu. I think that would be a good breakfast: any Taco Bell item, plus egg.

    • Camarodude1987

      I totally could hear the last sentence in buttheads voice 

  • Decima

    Wow. That’s less than impressive.

  • Reggie

    The sausage/egg sandwich looks not to bad though? 

  • Lnwilson365

    What location did you go to that has this…I must try for myself!

  • Brent Newland

    Such a shame. I bet they could make a great Supreme Breakfast Grilled Stuffed Burrito, or a Chorizo and Egg taco.

  • Anonymous

    The Taco Bell near me had a breakfast menu but changed it to this one we see probably this week. I loved the bean burrito with egg (with green sauce instead of red) that was in the old breakfast menu. I tried their new grande skillet burrito. It was good but they should of put some fajita style veggies in it.

  • http://twitter.com/ocmexfood Christian Ziebarth

    How about Taco Bell breakfast in 2006? http://ocmexfood.blogspot.com/2006/11/taco-bell-breakfast.html And I didn’t even take pictures when they had different things in 1997.

  • Rtmw83

    Hey this doesn’t look so great! Please oh please taco bell bring back the country breakfast burritos lol!

  • Abc123

    should i just purge now or after I eat that,that - thing…
    I think I’ll pass on breakfast this morning..

  • 12345

    I loved the Taco Bell Country burritos. They were surprisingly good and cheap(like 59 cents). They stuff they are trotting out now doesn’t look very appealing.

  • Kimi103

    I’m so glad Taco Bell is coming out with a Breafkast menu! YUM!

  • Djhomeboy77

     Please bring back the breakfast burrito you used to make in the late 90′s! The one with eggs, breakfast gravy, tater tots, and bacon or sausage. Its the greatest thing ever and im craving it since…

    • Rulands_1

      Omg, nobody remembers these but me.. they were so good!!

  • Manny

    Taco Bell isn’t Mexican food…

  • srt

    Mexican Phone Company…