This Mexican restaurant held its grand opening not even two months before the pandemic forced DC into a near-complete shutdown. Despite so many struggles to stay in business, Taqueria Picoso has actually managed to make it through… and now it’s open again, giving us those Mexico City-style plates for which we’ve been pining.
We’re assuming most DCers won’t be able to travel to Mexico for tacos anytime soon, so we’ll be rushing over to Alexandria’s Taqueria Picoso to get that authentic taste of Chef Elio Gomez’s “al pastor” menu (cooked on a traditional vertical spit topped with pineapple) honed from his time as Executive Sous Chef at Balcón del Zócalo, one of Mexico City’s top restaurants.
Taqueria Picoso boasts made in-house corn tortillas, salsas, and Frijoles Charros. Its menu features tempting specialties like Suadero tacos (brisket); Barbacoa (lamb cooked traditionally in banana leaves); Lengua (beef tongue) Chilaquiles; Shrimp or Crab tostadas; and that ever-enticing Elote, which we’ll especially love enjoying at its outdoor shaded picnic tables.
Taqueria Picoso is located in the Shops at Mark Center at 1472 N Beauregard St, Alexandria, VA 22311. The restaurant is open 12 pm-8 pm Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday; and 12 pm–9 pm Thursday through Saturday. All menu items (and select cocktails, wines, and beers) are available eat-in, takeout, curbside pickup, or by delivery.