If you’ve been to any of the existing Taco Bamba locations, you know how lucky we are that one opened just around the corner in Ballston! This local taco chain serves up not only authentic tacos and Mexican fare but also Peruvian and Cuban cuisine in a fast-casual setting. The Chef and Owner, Victor Albisu, is an award-winning chef in the D.C. area who knows how to work with incredible ingredients that pack some amazing flavors – which makes sense because he went to school at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.
If you want to try their namesake, the taco Bamba is a meat lover’s dream, filled with steak, chorizo, guac, cotija, and pickled onions and peppers – it is incredible. Any of the tacos are a good option though. They have a few super unique fusion taco options like the El Rico Pollo which serves up Peruvian-style flavors in a chicken taco. The menu beyond tacos is also extensive, making it hard to decide. Many love the choriqueso sandwich and the loaded french fry options. They also make a mean margarita, so make sure to add one to your order – any flavor is delicious!