El Monterey Taquitos Review

El Monterey Taquitos

More filling please!

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I’m slowly working my way through reviewing all the Costco freezer section items! Today I’m reviewing a product that I’ve seen pretty much every time I go to Costco. The El Monterey Chicken & Cheese Taquitos.


I paid $14.89 Canadian for the pack of 40 taquitos! That’s a lot of taquitos in one box. The price for the taquitos is pretty similar to the cost of other products in the freezer section.

El Monterey Taquitos


These are super convenient to heat up in the oven! I just placed them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, baked them for 14 minutes and boom! They were ready to eat. You can also choose to microwave them. I think kids would LOVE these for a snack or lunch and they also make an awesome adult appetizer.

El Monterey Taquitos Ingredients


Two taquitos is 230 calories, 12 grams of fat, 24 grams of carbohydrates, 300 mg of sodium, one gram of fibre, one gram of sugar and eight grams of protein. These definitely aren’t the healthiest option! The ingredients list is pretty much what I expected to see, not the healthiest/most natural ingredients.

El Monterey Taquitos Nutrition


These are okay, not my favorite but okay! They’re crispy and the flavor is pleasing. They’re not very spicy so those who fear spice, fear not! I have to be honest though, what you’re getting here is mainly tortilla. Which is fine but I was hoping for lots of chicken and cheese and tons of flavor. I found these really lacked any chicken and cheese. They were still tasty though, I would just appreciate more chicken and cheese and less tortilla. I still think kids wouldn’t mind these one bit though. Salsa, sour cream and guacamole definitely makes these a lot more tasty!


Inside the El Monterey Taquitos

I will use up my 40 taquitos and probably won’t purchase them again! They’re not bad at all I just wish there was more filling!

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 9/10

Nutrition: 2/10

Taste: 6.5/10

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