🧀 Taco Bell® Cheesy Gordita Crunch 🌮

What is a Gordita from Taco Bell?

You’ll get meat, a three-part cheese blend, cheddar cheese, spicy sauce, and lettuce wrapped in soft pita bread if you order a Gordita from Taco Bell. It’s similar to their tacos. You can upgrade it in multiple ways, of course. For example, you can add chicken or potatoes to the mix if you want.

How much is a Gordita From Taco Bell? You can get a Cheesy Gordita Crunch for $2.69 – not a bad deal at all! Other options have similar prices, such as the Doritos Cheesy Gordita Crunch which costs $2.99.

 

Is a Gordita from Taco Bell the same as a Mexican Gordita?

A Gordita from Taco Bell is not the same as a Gordita from Mexico. They are similar, though – but far from the same meal. That’s not to say both of them aren’t delicious!

Taco Bell Gorditas (including the Cheesy Gordita Crunch) are softer and bigger than Mexican Gorditas. The Taco Bell version also has ranch sauce, while their Mexican counterpart usually comes with more spicy salsas (that you may not find in your local Taco Bell).

Both of them have meat, vegetables, and sauce wrapped in similar bread.

 

What is the difference between Taco and Gordita?

Regular gorditas and tacos are very different. In Mexico, a gordita is smaller, round, and puffier than a taco. You can also bake gorditas – and baked ones taste amazing too.

Taco Bell Gorditas are similar to tacos, except the former comes with pita bread and tortilla bread and the latter with tortilla bread alone.

So, a Mexican Gordita is not the same as a Taco Bell Gordita. Tacos are similar to Taco Bell Gorditas but not to Mexican Gorditas. And all three options are delicious meals!

 

What is the difference between Chalupa and Gordita?

The main difference between a Chalupa and a Gordita from Taco Bell is the bread. A Gordita comes with pita bread and a Chalupa comes with flatbread. With that being said, both of these takes on Mexican cuisine is different than their Mexican counterpart.

In Mexico, a chalupa is more of an open taco with a soft and thick shell. A Gordita is often sealed (sometimes it’s not) and comes in masa bread (similar to what arepas are made of). Other ingredients in both of these options are similar.

 

What’s in a Cheesy Gordita Crunch?

The Cheese Gordita Crunch is a taco wrapped around soft pita bread. It has everything you know and love about Taco Bell: cheese, meat, spicy sauce, and vegetables in a tortilla.

Why do people choose the Cheesy Gordita Crunch over a regular taco? Because it’s delicious! It has a little extra bread, which adds an extra layer of texture to the food. That is enough to consider it an upgrade.

You can also add potatoes, chicken, more meat, beans, and a few more things to this option. The extra bread comes in handy then. Simply put, it’s a big taco wrapped around soft bread.

 

How many calories are in a Cheesy Gordita Crunch?

One Cheesy Gordita Crunch has 470 calories, more or less. Bear in mind Taco Bell employees aren’t machines; they may serve a Cheesy Gordita Crunch that’s 450 calories and another that’s 500. If you’re counting calories, write it down as 470.

That number is for a regular Cheesy Gordita Crunch. Taco Bell allows you to customize your order and add more meat, vegetables, and sauces, among other stuff. If you add or remove ingredients, the calories change.

This meal has 39g of carbs, 25g of fat, and 23g of protein. It also has 4g of fiber. Those are not bad macros for a quick meal!

 

Can you still get a Cheesy Gordita Crunch?

You can go to your favorite Taco Bell and order it right now! What you can’t order, unfortunately, is the $5 cheesy gordita crunch box. That has been discontinued for a while now. Nevertheless, you can get a Cheesy Gordita Crunch for $2.69.

The last couple of years have been hectic for those who love the Cheesy Gordita Crunch. Taco Bell took it off their menu and then put it back on momentarily. After a while, they decided to bring it back permanently. That may feel confusing. Don’t worry. Right now, you can order one if you want to.

 

Is Taco Bell getting rid of the Cheesy Gordita Crunch?

There are no rumors or official statements regarding the Cheesy Gordita Crunch. That means Taco Bell has no intentions of taking it off their menu again. News talking about Taco Bell getting rid of the Cheesy Gordita Crunch are old and no longer relevant.

Cheesy Gordita Crunch lovers do not need to worry. Their favorite Taco Bell meal will be on the menu for a long time. Taco Bell executives removed this option from their menu – and they soon realized what a big mistake they made. They quickly backpedaled after that.

 

How can I make a Cheesy Gordita Crunch?

You need taco meat, cheddar cheese, cheese blend, Baja sauce, pita bread, and taco tortillas to make your own Cheesy Gordita Crunch. You can also add vegetables and an extra round of spicy sauce for good measure.

There are two ways you can go at it. Make what you need or buy it. The two most difficult parts are cooking the taco meat and making the cheese blend. Fortunately, you can buy both these items online. For first-timers, it might be better to buy a real one and make your own alongside the original so you get the proportions correct.

 

What is the white sauce on a Cheesy Gordita Crunch?

Taco Bell uses Baja sauce on their Cheesy Gordita Crunch. It’s a mixture of peppers, dried onions, dried garlic, vinegar, and Parmesan cheese. Some recipes of Baja sauce also include mayonnaise – but most people believe Taco Bell’s sauce doesn’t have it.

Baja sauce is great for all sorts of tacos (chicken, meat, fish, or a mixture of these options) as well as fajitas and similar stuff.

TACOS & BURRITOSCaloriesTotal Fat (g)Sodium (mg)Carbs (g)
TACOS
Chalupa Supreme®
– Beef3501856033
– Chicken3301556031
– Steak3301653032
Cheesy Gordita Crunch5002885041
Crunchy Taco170931013
Crunchy Taco Supreme®1901134015
Loaded Nacho Taco®2501261024
Nacho Cheese Doritos® Locos Taco®170936013
Nacho Cheese Doritos® Locos Taco Supreme®1901138015
Soft Taco
- Beef180950017
– Chicken160550016
Soft Taco Supreme®
– Beef2101052020
– Chicken180752018
BURRITOS
Bean Burrito35091,00054
Beefy 5-Layer Burrito490181,25063
Burrito Supreme®
– Beef390141,11051
– Chicken370111,11049
– Steak370121,09049
Chili Cheese Burrito (regional)3701797040
Quesarito
– Beef650331,39067
– Chicken620291,39066
– Steak630301,37066
NACHOS & QUESADILLASCaloriesTotal Fat (g)Sodium (mg)Carbs (g)
NACHOS
Chips and Nacho Cheese Sauce2201325024
Nacho Fries3201863035
Nacho Fries BellGrande®710401,44073
Nachos BellGrande®
– Beef740381,05082
– Chicken720351,05081
– Steak720361,03081
QUESADILLAS
Beef Quesarito650331,39067
Black Bean Quesarito630291,26073
Quesadilla – Cheese4702599037
Quesadilla – Chicken510261,25038
Quesadilla – Steak520271,23038
SPECIALTIESCaloriesTotal Fat (g)Sodium (mg)Carbs (g)
Bacon Club Chalupa4402784031
Black Bean Chalupa3301543039
Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme510171,08077
Black Bean Quesarito630291,26073
Chalupa Supreme®3501856033
Cheesy Gordita Crunch5002885041
Cheesy Roll Up180943015
Crunchwrap Supreme®530211,20071
Crunchy Taco170931013
Nachos BellGrande®740381,05082
Nacho Cheese Doritos® Locos Taco170936013
Power Menu Bowl470191,20050
Quesadilla510261,25038
Quesarito®650331,39067
Soft Taco180950017
Soft Taco Supreme2101052020
Veggie Power Menu Bowl4301781057
SIDES & SWEETSCaloriesTotal Fat (g)Sodium (mg)Carbs (g)
Black Beans & Rice1703.532031
Black Beans5011358
Cinnabon® Delights™ (2 Pk)16098017
Cinnabon® Delights™ (12 Pk – Serves 4)93053480104
Cinnamon Twists170621027
Diablo Sauce Packet00300
Fire Sauce Packet00550
Hot Sauce Packet00450
Mild Sauce Packet00300