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Live Fairfax: Let’s TACO about it! Exploring Fairfax County’s taco spots and their signature tacos

Live Fairfax is a bi-weekly column exploring Fairfax County. This recurring column is sponsored and written by Sharmane Medaris of McEnearney Associates. Questions? Reach Sharmane at 813-504-4479.

Are you a taco enthusiast on the hunt for new and exciting flavors? Look no further!

Fairfax County has some sensational taco spots, each offering a unique twist on this beloved Mexican classic. Join us on a mouthwatering journey as we explore the freshest additions to the local culinary scene and uncover their mouthwatering signature tacos.

1. Taco Bamba

As one of the most beloved local taco chains in the area, Taco Bamba has earned a reputation for serving up tantalizing tacos with a twist. Chef Victor Albisu’s passion for Mexican street food shines through in every bite. The menu at each Taco Bamba boasts an array of innovative and flavorful options, each bursting with authentic ingredients and bold spices. From their “Bulgogi Bullfight” with Korean pork and gochujang romesco to the “Sweet Meen” featuring honey drizzle fried chicken, every taco at the Vienna location is a taste sensation that transports you to the vibrant streets of Mexico. With vibrant ambiances and creative taco offerings, each Taco Bamba location is a must-visit for taco aficionados seeking a culinary adventure.

2. Fish Taco

For seafood lovers, Fish Taco in Tysons is a coastal-inspired taco haven that transports diners to the shores of Baja California. Specializing in fresh and sustainable seafood, their “Fish Tacos” are a shining star on the menu. Crispy beer-battered fish, tangy slaw, and a creamy chipotle mayo combine to create a perfect harmony of flavors and textures. Fish Taco’s commitment to using quality ingredients ensures that every taco is a flavorful and wholesome delight. With its beachy ambiance and emphasis on seafood excellence, Fish Taco offers a taco experience that will leave you dreaming of sandy shores and sunny skies.

3. Taco Zocalo

A vibrant Mexican-inspired eatery is a celebration of authentic flavors and culture. Step inside and immerse yourself in a warm and inviting atmosphere adorned with captivating elements of Mexican art and tradition. At Taco Zocalo, they take pride in crafting a diverse menu that showcases the essence of Mexican cuisine. Their specialty lies in an array of mouthwatering tacos, each prepared with love and care. Indulge in a delightful selection of fillings, from succulent carne asada and tender carnitas to zesty chicken, fresh fish, and satisfying vegetarian options.

4. Mama Tigre

Indulge in the culinary artistry of Mama Tigre, where Chef and owner Renu Prakash and her talented team unleash the full force of creativity in their inspired kitchens. Rooted in native Mexican comfort cuisine, Chef Prakash infuses a tantalizing array of exotic and complex spices, drawing inspiration from her motherland, India, to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. From the “Steak ‘N’ Cheese Taco” to “Chicken Tikka Tacos” you will not be disappointed!

5. El Pueblo Tacos

Experience the flavors of a vibrant Mexican marketplace at El Pueblo Tacos. Their signature “Tacos Al Carbon” are the traditional tacos with a fiesta of taste for the senses that transport you to the heart of Mexico.

These taco spots in Fairfax County are redefining the culinary landscape with their innovative and delicious creations. Whether you prefer classic recipes or bold fusions, there’s a taco to suit every palate. So, gather your friends, bring your appetite, and embark on a taco adventure like no other! Fairfax County’s taco scene is waiting to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more of these mouthwatering delights.

Explore Fairfax with Sharmane Medaris of McEnearney.

Sharmane Medaris | Live Fairfax | | | @soldbysharmane | 813-504-4479 | 374 Maple Avenue Suite 202, Vienna, VA 22180

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