Maybe you’re a long-time fan of taco pizza, maybe it’s brand-new to you – but we think the taco pizza is worth exploring, no matter your palate!
History of the Taco Pizza
Taco pizza is, unsurprisingly, a fairly new invention: the earliest known record takes place in 1972 – in Davenport, Iowa!
As the tale goes, Joe Whitty, the owner of Iowa-local chain Happy Joe’s Pizza, refused to permit a franchisee to add tacos to their pizza-only menu. But he came up with something new instead: the taco pizza! His version of the taco pizza consisted of lettuce, tomatoes, and taco-flavored tortilla chips. Joe Whitty passed away in 2019, but his legacy lives on in the form of his creative, delicious pizza invention. Thanks, Joe!
Taco pizza went mainstream in 1984 when famous chain Taco Bell introduced its new product, the Mexican Pizza! This creation contained a layer of ground beef and beans, sandwiched between two flat flour tortillas – all topped with cheese and pizza sauce. This is fairly different from the taco pizza we’re used to, and seems to lean a lot more “taco” than “pizza” – but its popularity doesn’t lie: the product was discontinued in 2020 (worst year ever), to great dismay – but after a few limited-time releases, the Mexican Pizza was officially back on the menu in 2022.
It’s clear that taco pizza has its devoted fans, no matter what it looks like!
Coconut Kenny’s Take on Taco Pizza
We’re not saying taco pizza is the most authentic – but we are saying it’s beyond delicious. The toppings are pretty drool-inducing: a Coconut Kenny’s taco pizza comes with your choice of seasoned beef or chicken, layered on top of delicious pinto bean spread. Topping the meat are cheddar cheese, red onions, lettuce, chopped tomatoes, and the crowning feature: nacho Dorito chips!
Like all of our pizzas, our taco pizza is baked on our signature toasted cheese crust, and it’s served with tangy taco sauce for some extra zip. The taco pizza is available in a variety of sizes to fit your appetite: enjoy a 7-inch personal-sized pizza for lunch or dinner at home, or bring the whole crew and grab a 12-inch pizza fit to feed a crowd. Grab it to go, or enjoy it in one of our restaurant locations for a fun and tasty experience!
Try It on a Budget!
We’ve got some pretty awesome weekly specials that allow you to experiment on a budget! Come give the taco pizza a try (paired with your favorite brew) for our Pie & Pint Special – a 7-inch pie of your choice plus your favorite pint, for only $14 (11am-5pm daily)! Perfect for work lunches or lunchtime meetings with clients.
OR, come visit us for Happy Hour, Mon-Sat from 3pm-5pm for 20% off all food and discounts on drinks. It’s a steal!
Finally, end your weekend the right way with $5 off any Large pizza, every Sunday – perfect for taking the whole crew when you’re not feeling like cooking for a crowd.
You don’t have to take it from us. Check out some feedback about our taco pizza!
“I’ve had this pizza & it’s AWESOME. I’ve only had the beef so far, but we definitely will also try the chicken!” – Christina L., Facebook
“You have the best taco pizza!!! Your crust is amazing and goes so well with this pizza! 10/10 would recommend!” – Christina F., Facebook