Posts Tagged ‘taqueria’

Not-a-Taqueria El Rey Opens Today With Mostly Tacos

"It's not a taqueria," says Ian Hilton of the new "Mexican beer garden" El Rey. "But we're going to focus on tacos." The not-taqueria from Ian and his brother Eric Hilton, who also own places like The Brixton, Satellite Room, and Marvin, opens today at 9th and U streets NW, serving at least nine varieties […]

Strips and Salsa: Why Fine-Dining Chef Victor Albisu Opened a Takeout Taqueria in the Suburbs

Nestled in the armpit of an aging L-shaped strip mall off Route 7 in Falls Church, next to a karate studio and a rug shop, sits carryout taqueria Taco Bamba. From the entrance to the Idylwood Shopping Center parking lot, it takes a minute to spot the taco shop’s name, displayed under a faded American […]

Taco the Town: Is D.C.’s Taco Self-Loathing Coming to an End?

The Tacos El Chilango food truck makes no attempts to parkin neighborhoods with lots of foot traffic. You can’t follow it on Twitter, and you won’t find it at Truckeroo. Six days a week, the large white vehicle sits on a hill just off Route 50 in Rosslyn, between the roar of highway traffic and […]

Victor Albisu To Open a Taqueria

After leaving his high-profile post at BLT Steak in March, chef Victor Albisu is finally re-emerging with a new project: an authentic Mexican taqueria in Falls Church. The dressed-down restaurant will be located two doors from a Latino market his mother owns called Plaza Latina on Pimmit Drive (right off Route 7). The 20-30-seat spot, […]

Dish of the Week: Tacos at La Placita in Hyattsville

The jukebox is thumping at Taqueria La Placita, this humble Hyattsville operation with the rusting-metal mariachi frogs perched on the roof.  The song is Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean," whose bass line is almost rattling the wood tables, where Latino families have gathered on a Saturday afternoon to socialize and sample some of the best tacos in the metro […]