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Hot off the opening of his first restaurant Del Campo, chef Victor Albisu‘s standup counter taqueria Taco Bamba makes its debut in Falls Church today. The shop—open breakfast through dinner—is located a few doors down from a Latino market owned by his mother.
The menu is split into two categories: “Tradicionales” and “Nuestros” (ours). The traditional offerings include barbacoa, lenuga (tongue), chorizo, carnitas, and more. Prices are $3 for one, $5 for two, $8 for 3, or $9 for four.
Albisu’s more off-beat creations include sweetbreads and shrimp with salsa verde ($5); duck confit and crispy skin with peppers and a chipotle crema ($8); and portabellas with chipotle, grilled corn, cojita cheese, pepitas, and chipotle ($3). Most decadent of all is a masa-crusted foie gras taco with squash salsa, pickled palmitos, and white mole ($9).
Taco Bamba also serves up non-taco options (“TACNOS”) like sopas, tamales, quesadillas, huevos rancheros, and the double stacked Bamba Burger with poblanos, pepperjack cheese, and avocado. Save room for desserts like churros, sopapillas, tres leches, and rice pudding. Check out the full menu here.
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Taco Bamba, 2190 Pimmit Drive, Falls Church, tacobambarestaurant.com
Photo by Jeff Martin