Chef Victor Albisu
Victor Albisu’s Taco Bamba is a standup takeout counter serving his take on Mexican street food, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner a block off busy Route 7 in Falls Church. True to its name, the core of Taco Bamba’s menu is a selection of tacos in both traditional and chef-driven styles.Classic fillings like chorizo, al pastor and tongue find a home alongside adventurous Albisu creations like the El Beso, which marries crispy pork and beef tongue, charred scallions, and spicy chili aioli. Beyond tacos, the menu is populated by other Mexican street food favorites like sopes, tamales, and flautas – though you can also get a double stacked burger and a mean torta.
Albisu is also the chef/owner of Del Campo, an upscale South American grill in downtown Washington, D.C.
Albisu is a graduate of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu School in Paris, whose kitchen work has included stops at Michelin three-star Parisian restaurant L’Arpege along with local standouts Marcel’s and BLT Steak, where he served as executive chef for more than four years. A Northern Virginia native, his passionate cooking is informed by his Cuban and Peruvian heritage. Indeed, Taco Bamba is a true return to his culinary roots: the restaurant is located just doors away from Plaza Latina, a Latin grocery owned by his mother.