The quesarito is a menu item available at Taco Bell. It has the key components of a quesadilla and burrito rolled into one, and one is usually filled with seasoned beef, premium Latin rice, Chipotle sauce, reduced-fat sour cream, and then wrapped up in a grilled quesadilla loaded with melted cheeses and nacho cheese sauce.
The name 'quesarito' is a clever example of a lingusitic blending known as portmanteau as it combines "quesadilla" and "burrito." It is because of this that in Spanish-speaking countries the quesarito is commonly known as the "what burrito."
The idea of the quesarito is not an original of Taco Bell, as Chipotle restaurants designed it from their secret menu. This idea dates back to 2011. However, Taco Bell is credited with innovating their own style of the quesarito, and making the food go mainstream and national in 2014.
As of August 13, 2020, Taco Bell has pulled it from their in-store and drive-through menus, instead only being available for order through the website or mobile app.
Since the mainstream launch of the quesarito, Taco Bell has introduced several variants of the quesarito. These include:
As an alternative, customers may also swap the ground beef for steak, chicken, or beans.