Cheap Eats 2018: Taco Bamba


The Taco Bamba taco (with pink onion) and taco al pastor at Taco Bamba in Falls Church. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Few local chefs get as creative with a tortilla as Victor Albisu, who stuffs them with the likes of Kung Pao shrimp or grilled chicken and yogurt. Each location has its pluses (Falls Church is good for quick-grab, DC for happy hour) and its own menu items, but across the board you can expect Albisu to take high-flying chances and usually stick the landing. Also good: sope al pastor; crab tostada; posole; guacamole and chips.

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