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The Best Things to Eat at Taco Cabana

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If you want to take your taste buds on a fast-food journey full of Mexican flavors, you should check out Taco Cabana’s menu and their delicious dishes.

Taco Cabana’s story began in 1978 when the first restaurant opened in midtown San Antonio, TX.

Since then, the popular Mexican restaurant chain has quickly expanded, offering fresh menu items inspired by traditional Mexican flavors.

Taco Cabana’s menu has something for everyone, from breakfast, lunch, and dinner tacos to burritos, quesadillas, flautas, enchiladas, and margaritas.

They also offer Cabana Bowls and Cabana Salads, with all menu items complemented with made-from-scratch sauces and salsas.

If you’re wondering about the best things to eat at Taco Cabana, let me introduce you to their 20 menu items you don’t want to miss!

20. Tres Leches

This classic Mexican cake is a fluffy, three-milk concoction topped with whipped cream.

It may sound simple, but the taste is everything.

It comes in a little cup, making it the perfect way to end a Taco Cabana meal.

I wish they offered it a whole cake for purchase as well.

19. Double Crunch Pizza (Shredded Chicken)

Double Crunch Pizzas are one of my favorite dishes on Taco Cabana’s Under $5 menu.  

The chicken version includes two crispy corn tortillas layered with shredded chicken, refried beans, chipotle ranch, and a melty duo of Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses.

Crowned with fresh pico de gallo and more cheese, this dish on Taco Cabana’s value menu offers a sweet crunch with a smoky and tangy mixture of flavors.

18. Sausage and Egg Breakfast Cabana Bowl

This Taco Cabana breakfast bowl includes sausage, scrambled eggs, seasoned potatoes, and refried beans.

All these ingredients are tucked into a crispy tortilla shell and topped with a layer of queso and pico de gallo.

The combination of flavors takes you on a delightful journey, starting from spicy and ending with tangy and cheesy notes.

17. Southwest Ranchero Chicken Fajita Cabana Bowl

Cabana Bowls offer a textural and flavorful play on the Taco Cabana menu. You can order them with chicken fajitas, steak fajitas, ground beef, or shredded chicken.

In this version, a crispy shell cradles a bed of rice, refried beans, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, and shredded cheese, then topped with chicken fajitas and a scoop of black bean & corn ranchero sauce.

The bowl contains a variety of textures, ranging from crunchy to creamy, and flavors that range from savory to tangy.

16. Strawberry Margarita

Taco Cabana’s Strawberry Margarita beautifully marries the sweetness of strawberries with the sharp zest of tequila.

It’s served over crushed ice and offers a sweet, tart, and slightly acidic taste on the palate, each sip whisking you away to a warm summer day.

Just remember that you must order food and provide an ID to purchase any margaritas or alcoholic beverages at Taco Cabana.

15. 2-Enchilada Plate

The 2-Enchilada Plate comes with two cheese enchiladas covered in your choice of Tex-Mex, queso, or green sauce.

It presents a combination of oozy cheese and tangy sauce wrapped in soft tortillas.

The plate is served alongside rice and refried beans, with a garnish of fresh lettuce and guacamole.

14. Chorizo & Egg Breakfast Burrito

Taco Cabana’s Chorizo & Egg Breakfast Burrito combines seasoned chorizo and fluffy scrambled eggs in a soft tortilla.

The balance between the spicy chorizo and creamy eggs makes each bite a zesty way to start your day.

Topped with cheddar cheese, this breakfast burrito from Taco Cabana makes for an ideal breakfast on the go.

13. Ground Beef Taco – Soft Tortilla

The Ground Beef Taco with soft tortilla includes seasoned ground beef from the original Taco Cabana recipe.

It is topped with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and shredded cheese, offering the classic taste of Mexico in one of the best fast-food tacos.

12. Small Sopapillas

Taco Cabana’s Small Sopapillas are a sweet lover’s dream.

Served with honey or Dulce de Leche, these dough puffs have a crisp exterior and a soft interior.

The toppings combined with the fluffy dough create a balanced and not overly sweet dessert on the Taco Cabana menu.

11. Cabana Sample

The Cabana Sampler is a mini fiesta of flavors.

With a crispy beef taco, a chicken flauta, and a cheese enchilada, each element of this sampler brings something unique to the palate.

It’s a great way to satisfy your cravings if you want a little bit of everything at Taco Cabana.

10. Ground Beef Burrito

This burrito from Taco Cabana includes ground beef, beans, lettuce, tomato, and cheddar cheese, garnished with a dollop of sour cream.

When it comes to flavor, nothing beats the irresistible combination of savory beef, fresh lettuce, tangy tomatoes, creamy cheese, and sour cream.

Together, they create a mouthwatering burrito that will surely please your taste buds.

The burrito is wrapped in a soft, warm tortilla, making it an ideal meal for any time of day.

9. Ranchero Plate

For a fulfilling breakfast at Taco Cabana, try the Ranchero Plate.

This dish consists of two scrambled eggs topped with a zesty ranchero sauce, two strips of bacon, refried beans, seasoned potatoes, and flour tortillas.

The different textures and flavors are a delicious way to wake up your body in the morning.

The rich and creamy ranchero sauce is full of flavor, adding a spicy kick to the dish.

The crisp bacon provides an extra layer of savory goodness, while the refried beans add a hearty and comforting element.

The potatoes are seasoned with unique spices and complement the proteins on the plate.

8. Steak Fajita Quesadillas

Taco Cabana’s Steak Fajita Quesadillas are absolutely delicious!

If you’re a fan of quesadillas, you’ll love sinking your teeth into the tender steak nestled between two soft tortillas held together by melted Jack and cheddar cheeses.

And don’t forget the sour cream and guacamole.

They add the perfect touch of creaminess and freshness that will make your taste buds sing.

7. Chicken Flautas

The Chicken Flautas are rolled, fried tortillas that are filled with chicken and served with your choice of dipping sauce, including queso, guacamole, or sour cream.

The contrasting textures of the crisp exterior and soft, flavorful filling, paired with delectable dips, make this dish irresistible.

This is my favorite snack to order on Taco Cabana’s menu.

6. Steak Fajita & Egg Taco Combo

Satisfy your morning cravings with the Steak Fajita & Egg Taco Combo from Taco Cabana.

It features steak fajitas and scrambled eggs wrapped in a soft, warm tortilla.

The steak slices are tender and bursting with flavor, creating a perfect balance with the creamy scrambled eggs.

This breakfast meal is accompanied by a side of crispy hash browns, adding a crunchy texture to the dish.

Overall, this is my favorite breakfast combo on the Taco Cabana menu.

5. Smothered Burrito

Taco Cabana’s Smothered Burrito is stuffed with a whole pound of ground beef, rice, beans, tomatoes, lettuce, and cheese.

It is truly a monster of a burrito!

As its name suggests, you can smother your tortilla with Queso, Queso Blanco, Green, or Tex-Mex sauce.

Each bite is a heavenly combination of savory, cheesy, and spicy flavors.

This is hand down the best burrito on the Taco Cabana menu.

4. Kickin’ Grande Nachos

In my opinion, the Kickin’ Grande Nachos are the best nachos on Taco Cabana’s menu.

They come loaded with refried beans, your choice of protein, guacamole, pico de gallo, and queso, all heaped on top of crunchy tortilla chips.

It’s a crowd-pleasing dish that delivers a wealth of flavors and textures.

It’s also topped with fresh jalapeno slices, with each bite revealing layers of savory goodness punctuated by the heat from jalapenos.

3. Oreo Churros

My favorite dessert from Taco Cabana is, by far, the Oreo Churros.

These churros come with a chocolatey, crispy outer layer and a velvety center bursting with Oreo flavor.

Each bite is a journey through contrasting textures and the classic flavor of Oreo cookies.

2. Southwest Ranchero Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

This Taco Cabana quesadilla features chicken fajita, black beans, corn, and a generous amount of melted Jack and cheddar cheeses.

All these ingredients are layered between two soft flour tortillas.

It also comes with pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole on the side.

Each bite is an explosion of cheesy goodness complemented by the smoky chicken and fresh condiments.

It is no doubt the best quesadilla on the Taco Cabana menu.

1. Carne Asada Street Tacos

The Carne Asada Street Tacos are my favorite menu item at Taco Cabana.

They’re simple yet done right, providing that authentic taco experience.

With tender grilled steak strips nestled in soft corn tortillas, these tacos offer a taste of traditional Mexican street food.

These tacos are available for a limited time, though, so make sure to grab some while you can!


With so many delicious menu items to choose from, it’s really hard to go wrong when you order at Taco Cabana.

The Chorizo & Egg Breakfast Burrito is perfect for a zesty start to your day, while the Steak Fajita Quesadillas make for a delightful dinner.

The Carne Asada Street Tacos are a solid option if you’re looking for that Mexican street food experience.

If you want to end your meal with a dessert, I’d recommend the Oreo Churros or Sopapillas.

So next time you’re craving Mexican flavors, be sure to check out Taco Cabana’s menu and their delicious dishes.

About the Author

Lianne Fachetti is a content writer who adores food from all cultures. When she’s not working, she’s busy creating new recipes, trying out new restaurants, playing with her German Shepherd Max, and tending to her vegetable garden.


August 9, 2023