Taco Bell recently opened in a couple of places in Delhi which makes it a lot easier for us to access some of our favorite delicacies. What also becomes easier is the speed and amount of calories we consume with each taco we stuff on.

You might be thinking what kind of a killjoy takes a dig at the cheesy, holy-guacamole goodness of tacos but after coming back from that one good, did we say good? We meant great meal, we decided to look up it’s calorie count and what we saw wasn’t exactly half as pleasing as the meal.

Before we move on here’s a fact you should keep in mind to realize the ‘gravity’ of this breakdown: The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that carbohydrates make up 45 to 65 percent of your total daily calories. So, if you get 2,000 calories a day, between 900 and 1,300 calories should be from carbohydrates. That translates to between 225 and 325 grams of carbohydrates a day.

Moving on…here is a calorie breakdown of five popular, if not the most popular items on Tacobell India’s menu:

1. Cheesy Double Decker Taco


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A layer of soft tortilla with a crispy taco separate by oozing cheese and covered with vegetables or chicken sure sounds good but here’s what it costs you.

Vegetarian: 522.3 Calories, 53.7g Carbs and 29.8g Fat

Non Vegetarian: 492.0 Calories, 46.6g Carbs and 26.8g Fat

2. Chalupa


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Crispy i.e fried pita bread in the shape of a taco filled with all the fillings you want.

Vegetarian (Bean) :407 Calories, 31.9g Carbs and 27.4g Fat

Non Vegetarian (Chipotle Chicken) : 396.5g Calories, 31g Carbs, and 23.5g Fat

3. Khathito


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Fillings in a Paratha. It’s like a Mexican Kathi role but more.

Vegetarian (Fajita Paneer) : 574.9g Calories, 69.5g Carbs and 25.1g Fat

Non Vegetarian (Fajita Grilled Chicken): 550.6g Calories, 65.6g Carbs and 21.8g Fat

4. Burrito


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There are a lot of varieties of this tortilla. Here is the popular and heaviest one.

Vegetarian (7 layers) :  820.8g Calories,  118.4g Carbs, and  32.1g Fat

Non Vegetarian (Chicken) :  881.4g Calories,  108.8g Carbs, and 33.7g Fat

5. Nachos


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The jalapenos, the cheese and a dollop of cream. What’s not to love? probably this:

Vegetarian (XXL Topped Nachos, Beans) : 1041.3g Calories (this isn’t a typo), 111g Carbs and 60.3g Fat

Non Vegetarian (XXL Topped Nachos, Chicken) : 1007.3g Calories, 110.4g Carbs, and 51.8g Fat

Check our facts for yourself in case you don’t believe or better yet, head over to their website and check out the rest of the items too.

Though bottom line is: Fat or no fat, we love Taco Bell no mater what!