Like most fast food restaurants, Taco Bell has specific timings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
In this article, I’ll answer the question: What time does Taco Bell serve lunch? and provide insights into the ins and outs of Taco Bell’s lunch timings.
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When Does Taco Bell Serve Lunch?
According to the official Taco Bell website, Taco Bell typically serves lunch between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Have you noticed “typically”? This is because some stores serve lunch an hour earlier, so make sure to double-check the specific hours through the Taco Bell Store Locator.
Even though Taco Bell’s lunch “officially” ends at 2 p.m., this timing is more of a guideline than a strict rule. You’ll find most of the items on the lunch menu on the dinner menu and sometimes even on the breakfast menu.
That said, lunch exclusive discounts, like the Happier Hour, fall on specific hours of the day and don’t typically extend past 5 p.m. So if you’re hoping to take advantage of any special offers or promotions, it’s a good idea to plan your visit accordingly.
Can You Order From the Lunch Taco Bell Menu During Breakfast?
I wish I could give you a yes or no answer to this question, but the truth is, it really depends on the individual store.
Taco Bell serves breakfast between 7:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. at select locations. In most of these locations, you can’t order lunch items until after breakfast hours.
You can order “standard” items like tacos and burritos, but you’ll have to wait until after breakfast to order lunch specials and combos like the Power Meal or the Crunch Wrap Supreme. Some stores also don’t serve certain freezes until closer to lunch hours.
Similarly, you can’t order breakfast items after 11 a.m., except for Cinnabon Delights and coffee which are available as side items.
On the other hand, stores that don’t serve breakfast give you free reign of the lunch menu as early as 7 a.m. But since the majority of customers don’t usually eat heavy meals for breakfast, there may be some limitations on the availability of certain lunch items.
If you plan to order from the lunch menu before 11 a.m., it’s a good idea to contact the store directly to check if they have the item you want early in the morning.
Does Taco Bell Serve Lunch All Day?
Yes, Taco Bell locations that don’t offer breakfast specials typically serve lunch all day.
Most of Taco Bell’s lunch items are available during dinner hours too, which start from 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Locations that do offer breakfast items, on the other hand, serve lunch from 11 a.m. until closing time.
Is Taco Bell’s Lunch Menu Available on Weekends?
Yes, Taco Bell’s lunch menu is available during the weekends since the restaurant serves lunch seven days a week.
What Time Is Taco Bell’s Lunch Available on Weekends?
Specific timings differ from place to place, but most stores start serving lunch at 11 in the morning and continue to serve it until closing hours.
Is Taco Bell’s Lunch Menu the Same as Its Dinner Menu?
Taco Bell’s lunch and dinner menus share a lot of similarities, but there are some offerings that can only be purchased during dinner hours. Some of these include the following:
- Steak White Hot Ranch Fries
- Steak White Hot Ranch Fries Burrito
- Cheesy Gordita Crunch Combo
- Chicken Chipotle Melt
- Nachos BellGrande
- Power Menu Bowl
To double-check whether these items are available before dinner hours, contact your nearest Taco Bell store or check out the menu on the Taco Bell mobile app (just make sure to set it to your location first).
Lunchtime at Taco Bell typically runs between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. While these hours are generally consistent, exact timings can differ from location to location. So, it’s always a good idea to check lunch hours from the website’s Store Locator.
You can find most of Taco Bell’s lunch offerings on the dinner menu, so you can enjoy your favorite Taco Bell lunch meals even if you don’t make it during official lunch hours. However, you might miss out on lunch-exclusive deals if you visit after the official hours.