Taco Bamba

Posted on October 23, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Last night we here at District Delights took in the scene at the Taco Bamba pop-up at Black Jack. From past experience, we knew that Black Jack can throw a mean party (remember their 1st Anniversary Party?!) and we were excited to get our taco on.

We arrived on time and snagged a seat in the back corner (along with another co-worker) and were immediately sipping a delightful cocktails and enjoying mini tacos. The tacos were SO tiny, they were adorable. Seriously. We tasted 5 variety of tacos: portabella, duck, pork belly, skirt steak and pork & beef tongue. The two standouts were the portabella and duck…and the tongue actually wasn’t too bad. Tasted just like chicken! Just kidding, or well, maybe not.

To wash down our tacos, we enjoyed two of the specialty cocktails for the evening (we never found the third one). The favorite cocktail was the Pineapple Agua Fresca – Fresh Pineapple, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Milagro Silver Tequila! It was so cool and refreshing and played well off of the spices in the tacos.

Pineapple Fresca and a pork belly taco

Duck and the rarely seen portabella taco

The other cocktail we sampled was a tomato sangria with a tequila shot on the side. The tomato sangria was eh and who wants a tequila shot on a Monday night? We did not. Great presentation though!

The adorable but not so delicious tomato sangria and tequila shot

In addition to the tacos, there were other small bites to eat – mini lobster rolls, shrimp & a raw oyster served with an avocado lime dressing, and a creamed corn that had no cream. They were all delicious!

Mini lobster roll

Shrimp & a raw oyster in an avocado lime dressing

And in true Black Jack form, they didn’t skimp on setting the scene. They had their servers wearing fake mustaches and wearing large sombreros and a pinata hanging in the back to add to the festivities. They also had Nacho Libre playing on the wall behind the bar and mariachi music playing all night. It was a nice way to kick off the week, that’s for sure.

Addy about to crush a mini taco

Stephanie doing what she does best – drinking.

The Taco Bamba restaurant will be opening in Falls Church soon and based on what we had last night,  it will be a hit for the area!

Overall, it was a great event and something fun to start off the week. We’ll be keeping  an eye on their upcoming events calendar for more great Black Jack nights.

Stephanie & Addy

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