Albisu’s Taco Bamba Will Be Returning to Chinatown

Taco Bamba offers a selection of creative original tacos. Image courtesy: Taco Bamba

Chef Victor Albisu is bringing Taco Bamba back to downtown DC!

Not only is one of DC’s most flavorful taco places turning 10 this month, but it has recently been announced that the Taco Bamba in Chinatown (777 I Street NW) which closed in 2020 will be reopening in 2024.  It will also spill over into the adjacent spot that once housed Albisu’s Del Campo and then the upscale Poca Madre — and when it opens, will be the largest Taco Bamba of them all.

“We’re so happy to be back in this space,” said Albisu, “We’ve really missed the energy of the neighborhood, the fans who would visit before Caps and Wizards games, the happy hour regulars. Chinatown holds unfinished business for us, and it feels right to be returning to our old address.”

Shirlington’s Taco Bamba is the brand’s 10th location. Image courtesy: Taco Bamba

Like all Taco Bamba locations, DC’s Taco Bamba — and the newest one opening in Shirlington this month — celebrate Mexican classics, like chicken tinga, al pastor, and carne asada alongside a selection of creative originals tacos unique to each location.

(Headed to Shirlington’s Taco Bamba in advance of the Chinatown return? We suggest you try the Jeffrey, Taco Bamba’s signature foot-long crispy meat spring roll with carne asada, pork al pastor, chorizo, chihuahua cheese, peppers, onions, a bit of this, a bit of that, and serrano salsa verde.)