2021 | Dine

Taco eatery opening in Rockville’s Congressional Plaza in spring

Will be Northern Virginia chain’s first location in Maryland

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The fast-casual eatery Taco Bamba is coming to Rockville's Congressional Plaza this spring. It will be the chain's first Maryland location, joining five others in Northern Virginia.

Photo courtesy of Greg Powers

Taco Bamba, a local chain of taco restaurants in Northern Virginia, will open its first Maryland location in Rockville’s Congressional plaza this spring, the company announced on Monday.

The restaurant will open at 1627 Rockville Pike in a 2,766-square-foot space, according to a press release.

The fast-casual chain restaurant will offer takeout, as well as catering and delivery options, the press release stated.

Taco Bamba, which has five locations in the Northern Virginia suburbs, will offer tacos specific to the Rockville locations that include crab cake filling with slaw and mini fries, Chinese-style fried fish and duck carnitas, the press release stated.

It will also serve wings, enchiladas, chilaquiles and torta sandwiches. The bar menu will include cocktails, along with a mix of local and Mexican beer and wine.

Chef Victor Albisu, the owner of Taco Bamba, said in the press release that he was inspired to create a menu specific to the Rockville restaurants after eating at restaurants on Rockville Pike such as Houston’s (now closed), Bob’s Shanghai and La Limeña.

“I’ve always considered Rockville a culinary destination,” he said in the press release.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com