Chennai's first Taco Bell is finally open at VR Mall
We loved the Naked Chicken taco - flattened patties of chicken that stand in as taco bread!
Chennai's first Taco Bell at the shiny new VR Mall opened their doors to the public with barely any fanfare. However, a visit to the 64-seater on a Monday night finds it jam-packed with diners and shoppers taking a break. We are promptly charmed by the colourful grafitti on the wall that included strips of Tamil newspapers pasted for effect — even as we get elbowed to our seats. Yes, there is barely any space between tables. From the menu we are drawn to the Naked Chicken Taco — what with carbs being mankind's new enemy, this is a great option for those keeping tab.
We opt for the meal-for-two combo that turns out to be quite a bargain — as we get a portion of nachos, fries, two colas and two tacos at under Rs 500. The nachos are fresh and crunchy, drizzled with cheese and salsa. The fries are a hit too as they are dusted with paprika. But of course the best part is the main course — flattened patties of chicken stand in as taco bread — and they are folded to hold crunchy veggies and enough dressing to make it delightfully messy. All washed down with some fizzy drink — and we were set to continue our shopping!