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Official Taco vs Burrito Rules

"Taco vs Burrito" is a fun card game where players compete to create the tastiest meal while sabotaging their opponents' efforts. Here's how to play:


  • Be the first player to discard all your cards and shout "Taco!" (or "Burrito!" depending on the game variant you're playing).


1. Shuffle the deck of Taco vs Burrito cards.

2. Deal each player five cards to form their starting hand.

3. Choose a player to go first.


1. Turn Structure:

  • On your turn, you can take one of the following actions:

  • Draw a Card: Draw one card from the deck.

  • Play a Card: Play one card from your hand onto the table.

  • Discard and Draw: Discard one card from your hand and draw a new card from the deck.

  • Players can take any combination of these actions during their turn.  

2. Playing Cards:

  • There are three types of cards in the deck: Taco cards, Burrito cards, and other special cards.

  • Taco and Burrito cards are food items with different point values. Players aim to collect sets of these cards to score points.

  • Some special cards have unique effects, such as allowing players to steal cards from opponents, protect their own cards, or force opponents to discard cards. 

3. Scoring:

  • At the end of the game, players tally the points for the Taco and Burrito cards in their possession.

  • Points are awarded based on the point values printed on the cards. Some cards may have bonus points for specific conditions or combinations.

  • The player with the highest total points wins the game.

Winning the Game

  • The game typically ends when the draw pile runs out of cards and all players have played their remaining cards from their hands.

  • Players then count up their points, and the player with the highest score wins.


Some special cards have unique effects that can impact gameplay, such as "Guaczilla," which allows a player to steal all of one type of food from another player, or "Veggie Only" cards, which are worth more points if all the cards in a player's hand are vegetarian.



  1. Custom Card Combinations:

    • Create your own custom card combinations by mixing and matching different types of food items or adding new special cards with unique effects. This allows players to experiment with different strategies and adds unpredictability to the game.  

  2. Special Rule Cards:

    • Introduce special rule cards that players can play during the game to change the rules temporarily. For example, a "Spicy Surprise" card might allow a player to steal a card from an opponent's hand, or a "Taco Tuesday" card might double the point value of all Taco cards played during that round.  

  3. Team Play:

    • Play the game in teams rather than individually. Players can form teams and work together to build the best meal while strategizing against their opponents. Teammates can share cards and coordinate their actions to maximize their chances of winning.  

  4. Theme Nights:

    • Host themed game nights where players dress up in food-related costumes or decorate the playing area with food-themed decorations. You can also serve tacos, burritos, and other Mexican-inspired snacks to enhance the ambiance and immerse players in the theme of the game.  

  5. Speed Rounds:

    • Play the game in speed rounds with a timer. Each player has a limited amount of time to take their turn, adding a sense of urgency and excitement to the game. Players must think quickly and make decisions on the fly, leading to fast-paced and intense gameplay.  

  6. Expansion Packs:

    • Look for expansion packs or additional card sets to add new cards, characters, and gameplay mechanics to the base game. Expansion packs can introduce new food items, special abilities, or themed decks that provide fresh challenges and opportunities for players.  

  7. Tournament Play:

    • Organize a tournament with multiple rounds of gameplay. Players compete against each other in a series of matches, with winners advancing to the next round until a champion is crowned. You can award prizes or bragging rights to the winner of the tournament.  

  8. House Rules:

    • Experiment with different house rules or gameplay variants to tailor the game to your group's preferences. You can adjust the number of cards dealt at the beginning of the game, modify the point values of certain cards, or introduce new rules to add complexity and strategic depth to the game.

That's the basic gameplay of "Taco vs Burrito"! It's a fast-paced and competitive card game that combines strategy, luck, and a dash of food-themed humor. Enjoy building your perfect meal and outmaneuvering your opponents!

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