Success Story

Taco Bamba

Food Service Industry Success Story in Fairfax

Serving Up Success, with a Side of Tacos

Treat your taste buds to tacos with a twist. You’re guaranteed to enjoy a unique meal at Taco Bamba, featuring dishes you’ve never seen — or tasted — before.

Taco Bamba Owner and Chef Victor Albisu combines his culinary education with his Latin American heritage to bring a unique style of cuisine to his wildly popular ta queria, Taco Bamba.

Albisu opened the first Taco Bamba in Fairfax County in 2013 and hasn’t looked back. His unique taqueria quickly took off and became a local hotspot, with high demand for the restaurant to  expand throughout the region.

Since opening the initial Falls Church location in 2013, Albisu has expanded Taco Bamba to Vienna, Springfield, Fairfax and Ballston, proving its status as a culinary hit in Northern Virginia. The taqueria reflects Albisu’s Cuban and Peruvian roots, as well as his unique take on Mexican fare.

The culinary chain’s trendy brand of delicious Mexican street food makes it popular among residents of all ages. So popular, in fact, that Albisu is planning to open the chain’s first Maryland  location in Rockville in Spring 2021.

At 2,766 square feet, it will be the largest Bamba location, featuring both indoor and outdoor seating. A lineup of “nuestros tacos” at every Bamba location includes fun references to individual neighborhoods that locals and visitors alike can enjoy. The Maryland dining spot will reportedly serve a crab cake taco and a Chinese – style fried fish taco.

Taco Bamba joins a host of other beloved local eateries in Northern Virginia, which owe their success in part to the region’s involved community of families, college students, young graduates and people of all ages. Learn more about living in Fairfax County from the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.

Fast Facts

Voted “Favorite Fast Bites” in the region by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington in 2019.

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Employees in Fairfax County


Locations in Northern Virginia, 1 in Maryland


Years in Fairfax County

Taco Bamba’s chef, Victor Albisu, was named Chef of the Year by the
Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) in 2015.