I became a vegetarian in 5th grade and abstained from meat until I was 26. During that decade and a half, I maintained fond memories of the Taco Bell beef hard taco. Imagine my utter disappointment when I discovered that the tacos did not suit my mature pallet. If you gentle reader, have fond memories of the way the beef hard taco used to taste, you may want to check out Isalita's Tacos Americanos. They are basically beef hard tacos, but made with real ingredients. They are delicious.