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Cantina Bowl

Experience our new citrus-herb marinated chicken, flavorful black beans, guacamole made from real Hass avocados, roasted corn & pepper salsa, a creamy cilantro dressing, and freshly prepared pico de gallo, all served on a bed of premium Latin rice. Also available in Steak or Veggie.

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Cantina Burrito

Experience our all new tender-braised thick cut steak marinated in Chef Lorena Garcia’s authentic Latin recipe, premium Latin rice, flavorful black beans, crisp romaine lettuce, guacamole made from real Hass avocados, pico de gallo prepared fresh daily, roasted corn and pepper salsa and a creamy cilantro dressing, all wrapped in a warm flour tortilla. Also available in Chicken or Veggie.

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Chips & Sides

Our crispy tortilla chips are prepared in-store daily and come with your choice of savory guacamole made from real Hass avocados, roasted corn & pepper salsa, or delicious, freshly prepared pico de gallo. And try our side order of tasty premium Latin rice topped with flavorful black beans.

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What’ Inside

Chef Lorena Garcia created Taco Bell’s new Cantina Bell™ Menu by using bold and flavorful ingredients, including guacamole, citrus-herb marinated chicken, and freshly prepared pico de gallo.

  • Citrus-Herb Marinated Chicken

    Our grilled, premium white-meat chicken is marinated in a savory blend of lemon and fresh herbs.

  • Grilled, Marinated Steak

    Our juicy steak is grilled and marinated in a special blend of spices.

  • Guacamole

    Our enticing guacamole includes real Hass avocados, ripe tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and a little kick of lime.

  • Freshly Prepared Pico de Gallo

    Our delicious, freshly prepared pico de gallo includes red, ripe tomatoes, onions, and cilantro.

  • Roasted Corn & Pepper Salsa

    Our roasted corn & pepper salsa includes sweet roasted corn and bright, beautiful red and green bell peppers.

  • Romaine Lettuce

    Our chilled, crisp romaine lettuce adds a cool, crunchy texture to any Cantina Bowl or Burrito.

  • Black Beans

    No Cantina Bowl or Burrito is complete without our tasty, flavorful black beans.

  • Cilantro Rice

    Our fluffy white rice contains an authentic hint of cilantro and perfectly complements any Cantina Bowl or Burrito.

The Recipes

Check out Chef Lorena’s personal recipes — the inspiration for our new citrus-herb chicken and guacamole.

Lorena Garcia’s Citrus-Herb Chicken

  • 1 fresh tomatillo
  • 1 white onion, cut into quarters
  • ½ fresh Anaheim Green Chile, seeds and veins removed
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    (6 to 8 ounces each)


In a blender or food processor, combine tomatillo through ground black pepper. Blend until smooth. Pour marinade into a medium mixing bowl. Add chopped cilantro and parsley. Mix until combined. Add chicken to mixing bowl, cover with plastic and marinate overnight. Grill, turning over once to cook both sides evenly. If oven baking is preferred, set oven 350?F. Cook chicken in an oven-safe dish or tray for 35-40 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165?F. Serve and enjoy!

Lorena Garcia’s Guacamole

  • 4 Hass avocados
  • 1 diced tomato
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 diced jalapeño
  • chopped cilantro
  • lemon juice to taste


In a large bowl, place the scooped avocado pulp and lemon juice, toss to coat. Use a potato masher to mash the avocados. Then, fold in the onion, tomatoes, jalapeño and cilantro.

Behind the Scenes

To us at Taco Bell®, gorgeous avocados and bright, beautiful lemons aren’t just delicious components of our Cantina Bell™ Menu…they’re art. Take a behind-the-scenes look at everything that went into two living ads Taco Bell created for two of Chef Lorena Garcia’s most delicious recipes.

Meet Chef Lorena

Born and raised in Venezuela, Chef Lorena Garcia credits gatherings with family and friends as a major career inspiration. Traveling to, and working in, places like France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Thailand, China, and the United States further honed Lorena’s cooking style and sensibilities. After establishing herself as a successful restaurateur and television host, Lorena brought her own personal “sazón” to Taco Bell® through our brand-new Cantina Bell™ Menu.