Industry News | July 26, 2012

Steak Asadero Tacos, Dessert Flan Join Menu at Taco Cabana

Steak Asadero Tacos Taco Cabana
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Fast-casual Mexican chain, Taco Cabana, introduces Steak Asadero tacos and dessert flan. The new tacos, with origins from the state of Chihuahua, a region in northwest Mexico, feature the savory flavors of Asadero cheese, while flan, a well-known Mexican dessert, offers a sweet, classic taste.

"We're excited to introduce our delicious Steak Asadero tacos to our menu for a limited time," says Todd Coerver, chief brand officer at Taco Cabana. "This latest menu option along with flan were inspired by our trip to Mexico last year and continue to showcase the authentic ingredients and tastes which our guests have come to expect from us."

The new Steak Asadero tacos are prepared on a handmade six-inch flour tortilla and then filled with premium marinated diced sirloin steak and grilled onions. Chefs then sprinkle freshly grated Asadero cheese, which then melts and creates a flavorful buttery taste.    

"Asadero is a mild, semisoft, creamy melting cheese with a tangy finish," says Diego Galicia, corporate chef at Taco Cabana. "The ingredients we have chosen are very simple, but once married together, the unique and savory flavor will surely delight our guests."

Now through Sept. 24, 2012, guests can enjoy one Steak Asadero taco for $2.59; as a plate of two tacos with rice, beans, guacamole, and two flour tortillas for $6.99; or as a combo meal with two tacos, a side, and a 20 oz. drink for $7.19.

Flan is a popular chilled Mexican dessert made with sweetened egg custard and finished with a caramel sauce on top. "Our cooks prepare all of the ingredients each morning and place them in to serving cups," Galicia says. "Once cooled and set, it will be flipped on to a plate and drizzled with caramel sauce as standard in traditional Mexican cooking." 

Flan rolled out system wide on July 24th for $1.49, joining the freshly made Sopapillas on the dessert menu.