4 Taco Chains That Use 100% Pure Beef

1. Baja Fresh

Given its name, Baja Fresh takes fresh ingredients seriously. The restaurant boasts "no microwaves, no freezers, no can openers" and "never processed, farm-fresh and handmade" cuisine.

The firm claims that its beef and other products are never frozen and filler-free. Enjoy a steak taco without the extras.

2. Chipotle

Chipotle is known for its burritos and bowls, but skipping the tacos is a mistake. Especially with Chipotle's steak and barbacoa meat tacos.

"Our steak and Barbacoa always start with Responsibly Raised beef.... After sous vide cooking, we marinate it overnight in our smoky, spicy chipotle pepper adobo,

finish it on the grill (for steak), or add aromatic herbs like oregano, cloves, and bay leaf, braise it slowly at a low the temperature until it's mouthwateringly tender, subsequently shred it by hand (for Barbacoa).

3. Qdoba

Qdoba, like Baja Fresh, prides itself on freshness and quality, including its 100% pure beef, which includes shredded, slow-cooked brisket birria, grilled steak, and ground beef.

Qdoba's Clean Label Pledge covers beef and other ingredients: "From chopping our vegetables and fruits, to grilling our chicken and steak, to preparing our rice, beans, and

tortilla chips—preparation is carried out in-house and by hand, the way it's meant to be... we continue to progress in our journey to having all of our ingredients be 'clean.'"

4. El Pollo Loco

El Pollo Loco specializes in high-quality chicken, but its few beef menu items are crafted with pure, flavorful beef. 

According to a press release, El Pollo Loco's beef birria is "a traditional stew created with a combination of meat and spices and is widely celebrated as among the most famous dishes hailing from the Mexican state of Jalisco."