Del Taco Low Carb Options for the Keto Diet
Back in the day (1964 to be exact), you could get a Del Taco taco for just 19 cents. A Del Taco burger only set you back 24 cents. Even with these rock bottom prices, Del Taco raked in $169 on its first day (which works out to about 900 tacos sold). Not a bad start, and it was a sign of things to come.
Del Taco has grown to over 550 restaurants across the United States. The menu has expanded considerably since its humble start back in Yermo, California, but its basic principals remain the same: get a fresh, tasty taco for a reasonable price.
Trivia tidbit: Del Taco slices up over a million fresh avocados each year, and grates more than 9 million 40-blocks of cheese. By hand.
Between the beans, rice and corn, Mexican food isn’t usually a place keto eaters will choose to go. But sometimes you get a hankering and sometimes it’s all you can find. Never fear. You can eat pretty much anywhere without blowing your keto diet. Del Taco lists itsonline, but you can find your best bets right here.
Tacos at Del Taco for Low Carb Diets
Remember to stick to your basics: meat, cheese, and vegetables, including lettuce, avocados, salsa, pico de gallo, and fresh cilantro. Diced tomato won’t break the carb bank either. The tortilla is going to be out in most cases, with the possible exception of the value taco. Pass on the fish taco; it’s breaded.
The Crunchy Value Taco only has 7 net carbs, including the shell. And it’s less than a dollar! Save bucks and carbs.
If you’re here because you want the real thing, other low-ish carb tacos are:
- Soft Value Taco (13 net carbs, 7g fat, 7g protein)
- Crunchy Turkey Del Taco (15 net carbs, 16g fat, 17g protein)
- Salsa Chicken Taco also (15 net carbs, 5g fat, 10g protein)
Keto-Friendly Burritos at Del Taco
For all the burritos, you’ll have to unwrap the flour tortilla, but they mostly have the same fillings listed for the tacos listed above. Remember to ask for no beans or rice, and definitely no fries. No exact carb counts available for modified items.
The Beef Burrito and Chicken Rollers (minus the tortilla) are the most keto-compatible.
Salads (Ensalatas) at Del Taco for the Ketogenic Diet
The Chicken Bacon Avocado is your best bet. Skip the chips and save big on carbs.
Low Carb Fresca Bowls at Del Taco
Ask to leave off the rice and beans, but the chicken, avocado, tomato and lettuce are keto-friendly. No exact carb counts available.
Keto-Compatible Burgers at Del Taco
Burgers have been on the menu since day 1 and they’re still a top pick for keto eaters, and everyone else. The burgers without the bun will be fine. Bacon and cheese are totally keto-compatible.
Breakfast at Del Taco for Low Carb Dieters
Breakfast food is great for keto eaters: Add eggs, bacon, sour cream and chorizo to all the taco ingredients and you have one tasty meal. Just remember to order items without beans, then unwrap the tortilla and enjoy. Best of all, the breakfast rollers are just $1.
What to Drink on the Keto Diet at Del Taco
Water, coffee, unsweetened iced tea or diet soda. Del Taco serves Coke products. The iced coffee comes pre-sweetened.
Sticking to your keto diet is possible in practically any situation and a taco joint proves this point. If your counts go a little high with one meal, don’t sweat it. You can start again with the next one. Always remember fast food is high in calories but low on nutrition and therefore shouldn’t be a major component of any healthy diet.