Friday, November 11, 2011

Jack In The Box Rocks!!!

Today I reviewed Jack In The Box's tacos and I have no regrets. I went to the store in Bellevue but there are lots of locations. I want to give a shout out to my Uncle D  for recommending this place to me. He loves their tacos more than my sister loves candy. And that's a lot.

On decor of restaurant, I give it a 2. They were playing old and cheesy elevator music and it was annoying. They had short chain link fences surrounding the table area and it kind of had a prison vibe to it. They had red tables and somewhat modern black chairs. That part was pretty typical, but what was not typical were the random pictures of their mascot. Pictures of Jack doing things were everywhere - on a treadmill, drinking coffee in the morning etc. People must collect pictures of Jack because you could buy Jack as an elf Christmas ornaments? The decor would have been a 2 but it was suprisingly clean. Someone was always cleaning the tables and chairs so I decided to give them an extra point.  

On friendliness of staff towards kids, I give it a 3. There was a nice lady working at the cash register. She greeted me warmly when I walked in and had a good attitude. She smiled a lot but there wasn't a lot of communication after that. She just took my order.

On service speed, I give it a 3. It only took about 5 minutes to get my order, but that seemed long since there was no one else in line. The same lady who was at the register was also working the drive-through, so our tacos were waiting for us while she was at the window. Staring at our order getting cold was torture. They should really have more people working.

I came here with one mission and one mission try the tacos.

On taste of food, I give it a 6!!! That is a record in Eating With Emily history!!! This is the single best thing I have ever eaten. The shell was greasy and crispy to the bite. Inside, there was american cheese, lettuce, salsa and "meat." I couldn't tell what kind of "meat" it was but there might be beans in it. Does anybody know? The lettuce wasn't really crisp but I didn't care. The "meat" was juicy and perfect and didn't make the shell soggy. The salsa was spicy, but not too spicy. Just enough spice to keep it tangy. Every bite was a bite of heaven. They must put some kind of kid craze in them because I went crazy and wanted more and more. It was kind of like catnip for kids. I was sad when I finished and the eating experience was over. I ordered 2 tacos but I had to go back for more. I could have eaten at least 10.

On appearance of food, I give it a 2. There was definitely, 100%, nothing fresh about this taco. I saw them being made in the back, and the lady took them out of the freezer, stuffed them with something frozen, and dropped them whole into the deep fryer. The shell was brown and grease stained. The lettuce was brown and limp. Looks really can be deceiving because the flavor was absolutely, positively delicious.

Here is my tray after I was sad:( I literally licked the bags.

On price, I give it a 5! 2 tacos for 99 cents!!! Look under your couch cushions, on the streets and under your bed. You can easily find 99 cents for some tacos.

Jack in the Box Rocks! It earned a final score of 21/30. The tacos were definitely not healthy because nothing healthy ever tasted this good. This must be true because about 60% of the people who walked in there were "overweight." To all of you kids out there, skip McDonald's and go straight for tacos at Jack in the Box. Trust me, you won't regret it. I am going to stop writing now so I can go get more tacos...

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  1. I am heading straight out there now!

  2. Excellent review. I entirely concur. In addition kudos to whoever you were with who prevented you from ordering anything else from jack in the box. The rest is hideous. The magic concoction of faux meat/trans fats that comprises the interior of the "taco" is unduplicable.

  3. Totally agree. Tacos are good, but there is always room for improvement. Thanks, S

  4. "[R]oom for improvement"? For the tacos? I don't know who "S" is, but, seriously, how can you improve the tacos? Wrap them in bacon? Oh...wait...that would be amazing! So I guess I agree. Room for improvement.

    And "Floyd," you should try the Sourdough Jack - no tomatoes or katchup. Outstanding. Proper balance of grease, fat, and mystery. Too much of one and you end up with Panda Express.

    Love the post Emily! Almost as much as the tacos.

    - Uncle D

  5. Great post Emily! I found your blog while reading the Bellevue Reporter. My husband and I laughed and laughed. He's a big fan of their tacos too! Great job kiddo!

    MW, Sammamish