Can You Order The Lunch Taco Bell Menu During Breakfast?

Taco Bell is always there when the late-night cravings hit. Most of the chain's locations are open late, at least until midnight, with some staying open until the wee morning hours. When it comes to late-night munchies, the chain serves up a hearty menu that has something for every one of the 12 kinds of people who eat at Taco Bell. For those who have a hefty appetite, but don't want to spend a lot of money, Taco Bell offers its $5 cravings box. Customers can build their own meals by choosing a specialty and classic item, side, and drink for only $5.

Those who are early risers, or perhaps more accurately, night owls, can start or end their day with Taco Bell breakfast. The chain officially started offering breakfast in 2014, though had to temporarily halt its offerings in 2020 (per The Takeout). The chain offers a slew of breakfast burritos, quesadillas, and sweet treats. Taco Bell knows how to capitalize on a great deal, and in 2022, it delighted customers with a $5 breakfast box. Similar to the cravings box, the breakfast box comes with a main, side, drink, and dessert for only $5.

For those who are up early, but want to jump straight to lunch, Taco Bell does its best to offer up the best of both worlds.

Lunch during breakfast? It's complicated

We've answered the question as to when Taco Bell actually serves breakfast (7 a.m. to 11 a.m.) but is there a specific time frame for lunch? According to Reddit, it's possible to order some items from the lunch menu during breakfast time. Several users commented that while their local Taco Bell opened around 6 a.m. or 7 a.m., lunch items could not be ordered until 9 a.m. So it seems that ordering lunch during the morning hours really depends on the individual store. One person on Reddit added that certain items, like the freezes, aren't ready until closer to lunch hours. The easiest thing to do if you're unsure is to order and let the employees tell you if the item is available.

While ordering regular menu items at any time may prove successful, the same does not work in reverse. According to itsĀ website, Taco Bell's breakfast is not available outside of its designated time frame. Whether you want breakfast or regular menu items, the good news is you don't have to leave the comfort of your home. If you time it right, you can get your breakfast, lunch, or late-night meal delivered to your home with the chain's delivery option on itsĀ mobile app.