Washingtonian: Taco Bamba Will Return to DC This Fall With a Huge Patio and New Chef Talent
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After a two year hiatus, chef Victor Albisu’s Northern Virginia-based taqueria Taco Bamba will make its return to DC. The new location is slated for the burgeoning City Ridge development (a.k.a. the revamp of Fannie Mae’s former headquarters) in Upper Northwest this fall.
This will be the taqueria’s first District location since the 2020 closure of its Chinatown storefront due to the pandemic. “The request from DC has been enormous and we are excited to be back in the city,” Albisu says. The City Ridge development (3900 Wisconsin Ave., NW) will also host locations of grocery chain Wegmans, Boston-based cafe Tatte Bakery, and King Street Oyster Bar.
The 3,100 square-foot fast-casual restaurant will the largest Taco Bamba of all six locations in Virginia and Maryland, with a 1,500-square feet patio. Each location features a “taco nuestros” lineup of creative riffs on tacos inspired by its neighborhood in addition to traditional street-style tacos, breakfast options, torta sandwiches, nachos, and more. Albisu says a few of the former Chinatown favorites may carry over to City Ridge.