The “Best of Falls Church” eatery Taco Bamba will be expanding into Vienna next year. Chef/Owner Victor Albisu will add two more outlets of Taco Bamba. The first one, located at 6691-A Backlick Road in Springfield, will debut early in 2016, while the second, located at 180 Maple Ave. W in Vienna, will open in the summer. Both will occupy 2,000-square-foot spaces, enough for 50 seats, far more than the handful of counter stools now available at the current spot.
The Falls Church neighborhood has embraced Taco Bamba since it debuted in 2013. During lunch, diners often congregate around the taqueria as the music blasts. Locals are willing to suffer and wait in long lines just for a chance to bite into Albisu’s al pastor taco or his Black Pearl fish taco. Graciously, when the wait drags too long, staff may pass out guacamole and chips for people to share.
The new locations will also offer alcohol. Albisu is seeking someone to create bar programs for both spots. Think margaritas (perhaps on tap), micheladas, palomas, Mexican beers.