Can You Pay With PayPal at Taco Bell?

Does Taco Bell Accept PayPal?: The Short Answer


Taco Bell does not accept PayPal directly.

You can’t transfer money to them to pay for your meal using the PayPal app.

However, there are ways you can use PayPal indirectly at Taco Bell and we shall look into these below.

How to Use PayPal at Taco Bell

The only way you can use PayPal at Taco Bell is by indirectly using it through the Google Pay or Samsung Pay apps.

You can usually set up PayPal in either Google Pay or Samsung Pay and present your mobile device to the cashier to pay.

However, we understand that PayPal doesn’t seem to work in Google Pay and Samsung Pay in all locations so this will depend on where you live in the world.

Unfortunately, Apple Pay does not support PayPal and therefore you cannot use Apple Pay with PayPal to purchase your food.

Does the Taco Bell App take PayPal?

The Taco Bell app does not take PayPal but you can use Google Pay within the app.

You can also use your credit or debit card in the Taco Bell app.

Can You Use PayPal at the Taco Bell Drive-thru?

You can only use PayPal at the Taco Bell drive-thru if you have it set up on Google Pay Or Samsung Pay.

If you do, then you can just present your mobile device with Google Pay or Samsung Pay to the cashier and you can pay for your food.

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Does Taco Bell Accept Checks?

Unfortunately, Taco Bell does not take checks, so you will need to get your check cashed before you can use it to buy your food.

I absolutely love the check scanning system many banks are using now.

A lot of banks now provide a service within their banking apps where you can take a photograph of your check and upload it to the app.

The check is then cashed and the money goes into your account, usually the next day.


Other Ways to Pay at Taco Bell

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While PayPal isn’t well supported at Taco Bell, there’s plenty of other ways to pay.

Check out these other options:

  • Cash (in store and at the drive-thru)
  • Debit/credit card (in store, app and drive-thru)
  • Google Pay (in store, app and drive-thru)
  • Apple Pay (in store and drive-thru)
  • Samsung Pay (in store and drive-thru)

So there you have it, plenty of ways to pay for those tacos without using PayPal.

Bottom Line

It’s a shame that PayPal isn’t widely supported at Taco Bell, but we feel it’s only really a problem in the Taco Bell app as we do like that option when using food ordering applications.

However, in-store or at the drive-thru, we find the lack of PayPal support less of a problem due to the other payment options available.

We love Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay as mobile options to pay in store or at the drive-thru as they’re so convenient and effortless to use.

About the author

Oliver graduated from law school in 2008 and has practiced exclusively in the field of civil litigation for the last 10 years. He has a wealth of experience and expertise in litigation involving large financial losses and a special interest in consumer law. He has achieved numerous 7 figure settlements and has been involved in multi-billion dollar class-action consumer lawsuits against companies such as the Volkswagen Group. Away from the law, he is a consumer information and personal finance writer, having been featured in key publications such as Yahoo Finance, GO Banking Rates, NewsBreak, MEL Magazine, and many more.

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