Short Answer: Del Taco takes EBT at some locations in California, but not in other states. For more information about using EBT at Del Taco, see below.
Does Del Taco Take EBT?
Select Del Taco locations in California accept EBT. California is one of a few states that has a Restaurant Meals Program (RMP). We confirmed this information with customer service representatives for Del Taco and by checking the approved restaurant lists for states that have RMPs.
RMPs allow unhoused, disabled, and elderly residents of particular states to purchase prepared foods, which are usually not eligible for purchase with EBT (as previously reported).
Del Taco Locations That Take EBT
To find out if your local Del Taco in California accepts EBT, you can check your county’s CalFresh EBT/RMP webpage. At the time of this writing, select locations in the following counties take EBT:
- Los Angeles
- San Diego
Note that California counties approve restaurants for the CalFresh RMP on an individual, case-by-case basis, so it’s best to confirm that the exact Del Taco location you want to visit takes EBT before you go.
How to Use EBT at Del Taco
To use your EBT card at a participating Del Taco location, let your cashier know whether you intend to pay for all or part of your meal with CalFresh benefits. You can then use your EBT card with the regular card reader, as you would with a credit or debit card.
Other Restaurants That Take EBT
For more fast food places that take EBT (and more information about RMPs), see our list of state-approved Restaurant Meals Program locations.