The Popular Taco Bell Mexican Pizza is Making a Permanent Comeback this Week!

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Fast food restaurant breaking news!

The wait is nearly over! After a nearly two-year absence (with just a brief reappearance in May), the fate of Taco Bell’s beloved Mexican Pizza is coming back this week!

The company has announced that their Mexican Pizza will be returning to menus nationwide on September 15th. Even better, Taco Bell’s CEO has said the Mexican Pizza will be a permanent item on their menu! Meaning you can feed your craving whenever it comes!

Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza was initially removed in November 2020 as part of the company’s pandemic survival strategy to streamline its menu. When it returned in May, demand was seven times higher than expected, causing the chain to sell out just two weeks after the relaunch.

HIP TIP: You can snag early access to the Mexican Pizza by downloading and ordering through the Taco Bell app on September 13th and 14th only. Thanks, Debbie!

person eating Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

The Taco Bell Mexican Pizza is made of beans, pizza sauce, seasoned beef, tomatoes, and melted cheese layered in between two crispy flour shells. Even vegetarians can enjoy the Mexican Pizza, as Taco Bell makes it easy to customize any entrée to omit meat!

man holding up a taco bell mexican pizza

Stetson grabbed a Mexican Pizza in May and loved it!

Haha, “Mexican pizza?!?? Ummm yes, please. Two of my favorite things combined into one at one of my favorite fast-food restaurants, Taco Bell! This delicious and not-so-nutritious meal was perfect for an afternoon lunch.

Since this was my first time ever tasting it, I wanted to see what all the buzz was about. Honestly, for it being kind of small, I am actually pretty full. It’s a blend of Taco Bell magic in a pizza-like shape made for a perfect combination!

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Taco Bell also recently announced a new sustainability practice!

This initiative includes a sauce packet recycling program with the help of TerraCycle. This supports their commitment to having all recyclable, compostable, or reusable packaging by 2025. We do love those Taco Bell sauces, so how amazing would it be for the packaging to not harm the planet?

Are you as excited about the Mexican Pizza’s triumphant return as we are?! Let us know!


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About the writer:

Anne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Studies from the University of Sioux Falls, and worked in the newspaper industry for 20+ years before joining Hip2Save. Her work there earned her numerous awards, including South Dakota’s Journalist of the Year.


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Comments 37

  1. Lori

    Yay!! I am so happy!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Me too, Lori! 💞🙌🎉

  2. Tess

    My family will be so ecstatic!

  3. ndgirl1981

    Is it returning permanently?

    • ndgirl1981

      Disregard I just re-read the post. 🙂

  4. jaime

    Yeah! It comes back the day after my birthday! Woot!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Happy Birthday, Jaime! 🎉🥳

  5. Daisy Carrasco

    We hardly go to Taco Bell and we went a few months ago and I asked for one and the lady laughed and said that they haven’t had that on the menu for a long time. Well, that shows how often I go but I am so happy they are brining it back.

    • madonna

      Daisy is probably like us…all the really good items have been removed from the menu, making true TB fans having to look elsewhere for good fast food.

  6. Mita

    I wish they would make them with green onions again!

    • rebecca

      yes, and i wish they would make them with olives again!

  7. CJoy

    I’m thrilled!! Now, if they would just bring back my beloved Meximelt and maybe green salsa, it would be amazing!!!!!Please, bring back the Meximelt!!

    • Lori

      And the taco salad!

    • Shoppingfan

      You said it! I agree with all of those! 👍🏽

    • John McClane

      They still have the salsa verde or green salsa at least at my locations in AZ, you can add it when you mobile order, or you can ask for a container of it in-store.

    • Lisa

      They told me a meximelt is basically a cheese roll up add beef, and tomato, and onion, and when I order it I am always pleased.

  8. kperez82

    Best news ever!!!

  9. Sharon

    Thank you so much!!! I wouldn’t have known this. You just made me happier. 😊😊

  10. Katie

    I am super excited- now if they would bring back the meximelt my heart would be complete 😁

  11. Sally

    It seems pricey. Didn’t it used to cost less than that?

  12. madonna

    I am HAPPY to have the PIZZA back…now if we could just get bell beefers back for the kids!!!

    • Jen O.

      OMG I literally thought the same thing! Too bad I don’t eat meat anymore lol. But I remember exactly how they taste and I make them at home with fake meat. Still pretty great. I ate so many of them in high school. Would love to have my kid try one.

      • Rae

        They have a veggie one on the menu now. Taco Bell is super veggie friendly now.

        • Monique

          Do you just ask for a veggie Mexican pizza? How do you order on app?

  13. amishomelet

    When did Stetson get tattoos!

  14. JMonte509

    Just got one!! I was super excited then was very disappointed ☹️ it wasn’t what I remembered. I guess the pandemic shortage hit Taco Bell!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh bummer! Sorry to hear it wasn’t as good as you remembered. Thanks for letting us know what you thought of it!

    • lexiloowho

      Same!! I saw it on the menu a couple weeks ago and was so excited but it was gross!!

    • Lora

      I feel like Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut raised prices and changed ingredients/suppliers because many items don’t taste the same.

  15. micah79

    This was about the only thing I ate at Taco Bell. Glad to see it coming back. I’ve tried to diy it from Pinterest but it’s just not the same. Lol

  16. Rae

    I haven’t been able to try it again because they have been out of stock since release near my home. I always ordered this without meat (even though bullied) as a teenager it was my favorite.

  17. Debbie

    If you have the Taco Bell app, you can get it today and tomorrow, before it sells to everyone on 9/15.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      SWEET! Thanks for sharing, Debbie! We’ve added that to the post. 💗

    • paul

      Too bad that it’s not being brought back, as part of a $5 combo deal.

  18. Rachel

    Thank goodness!!! I had never had one until they came back out this past May. A friend introduced them to me and I was hooked and then they were gone! Sooo excited!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Woohoo! Enjoy, Rachel! 🥰

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