June 20, 2012
I haven’t yet reviewed Taco Bob’s, a Kalamazoo mainstay, primarily because I would usually eat there during work at my internship, which kept me pretty busy. But Taco Bob’s is an important part of the Kalamazoo area foodscape, because it’s quick, tasty and features friendly service. As for what the food is like, I can sum it up in one sentence:
Taco Bob’s is exactly like Taco Bell, if Taco Bell was awesome instead of mediocre.
Like Taco Bell, Taco Bob’s offers a number of rather Americanized takes on tacos, burritos, enchiladas and the like. And like Taco Bell, the food is prepped while you wait, more like fast food than a sit-down restaurant. However, Taco Bob’s features fresh vegetables and higher quality meats than the average fast food fare. It’s prepared when you walk in, with an eye for customer service and satisfaction. And its locally owned, which is always a plus.
My usuals are the Funny Taco and the Cheesy Taco, which are kind of analogous to the Cheesy Gordita Crunch and maybe a Cheesy Double Beef Burrito (but smaller) respectively. It’s weird, because there’s really not a whole lot to say about them, that I haven’t said. Just imagine Taco Bell, then imagine not having to hate yourself afterwards.
Taco Bob’s runs slightly pricier than Taco Bell, since they don’t have a dollar menu. Combos run for about $6-8. Still, if you’re interested in some quick Mexican food, Taco Bob’s is more than worth the extra change. Taco Bob’s has a couple of locations in and around Kalamazoo, check them out!!