Taco Bell's Pop-Up Speakeasy Has Free Chalupas
UPDATE: One of our intrepid editors stopped by the Taco Bell Speakeasy last night. Her verdict? The Naked Chicken Chalupa actually kinda works. The breading is pleasantly reminiscent of Wendy's spicy chicken sandwich, and the absence of meat filling makes the entire endeavor less overwhelming than it seems. She does, however, recommend thorough hydration for anyone planning to Live Más.
There are two types of people in the world: those who worship the hallowed ground of Taco Bell and those who are turned off by blasphemous creations like the Naked Chicken Chalupa.
If you're someone who thinks forcing fried chicken to be something it's not is a bit sacrilegious, Taco Bell surprisingly agrees—it's called for a prohibition on its new taco through the Council for Eating Fried Chicken the Same Way You Always Have. And in classic Taco Bell fashion, it's fighting its own ban with a dedicated speakeasy, where you can nab a contraband chalupa for free.
Located at 399 Lafayette Street in New York, today is the pop up-speakeasy's last day, Delish reports. But don't think you can casually stroll in during its 5 to 10 p.m. hours and grab one of these illicit tacos—reservations are limited to only 500 guests a night.
If early photos from yesterday's opening are any indication, this speakeasy is on par with some of the swankiest in Gotham City, with velvet couches, moody lighting and servers who deliver free Taco Bell swag and complimentary libations like jalapeño margaritas and grapefruit Moscow Mules to sip alongside your illegal snack.
If you'd like to score a reservation at perhaps one of the most anticipated openings in NYC, the reservation phone line opens at noon EST today.
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