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Taco Bamba Expands in Northern Virginia

Two new locations in Springfield and Vienna bring more seats--and margaritas.
Taco Bamba will have two new locations in Springfield and Vienna. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Chef Victor Albisu plans to grow his presence in Northern Virginia, announcing two new branches of Taco Bamba. The fast-casual Falls Church taqueria will expand to Springfield in early 2016, and later that summer to Vienna, as first reported by the Washington Post. Both upcoming locations will be significantly larger in size, equipped with roughly 50 seats; the flagship will remain more of a takeout.

The focus of the menu will remain centered on creative tacos, torta sandwiches, and sopes, though offerings will vary between the three restaurants. Albisu also plans to introduce new items such as a quesadilla menu with unconventional fillings—think squash blossoms and chilies—and a selection of platos fuertes, larger-portion entrees.

While the original location doesn’t hold a liquor license, the new branches plan to offer drinks for the 21+ crowd. Margaritas—frozen and on-tap—will be the focus at the Springfield branch along with canned beer, while a more expansive bar program emphasizing tequila is slated for Vienna.*

Del Campo Springfield: 6691-A Backlick Rd; Del Campo Vienna: 180 Maple Avenue W.

*This post has been updated from an earlier version.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.