D.C. has been obsessed with food trucks and their on-the-go lunch options for years. But now we have a new kid on the block in the form of a bright red-and-black cart slinging Mexican soups!
On Thursday November 30 and Friday December 1, the "Taco Bamba Taco Cart" cart will be parked street-side outside of Del Campo from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. to serve up green pozole, made with either chicken or pork. The soup is available in 16 oz or 32 oz to-go containers for $6 or $10 respectively.
This comes shortly after Chef Victor Albisu brought his Northern Virginia taqueria to Chinatown to take over the asado bar at Del Campo for weekday lunch service, which launched on November 8. That menu, which features 19 varieties of tacos -- including nine Nuestros tacos unique to the specific location, such as the Maradona taco with smoked brisket, grilled sweetbreads and habanero ash chimichurri-- tortas and seven side dishes, is available Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. until January 18. Chef Albisu is using the pop-up as a way to "test the waters" for possible Taco Bamba expansion into the District.
"The one question people always ask me is when I’m going to open a Taco Bamba in D.C.," Albisu said. "Before I take the plunge, I’m testing out the concept during weekday lunch at Del Campo. We tailor each Taco Bamba location to its neighborhood, and already having a kitchen downtown gives me a unique opportunity to road test D.C.”
While the Taco Bamba lunch counter is meant for quick service -- the counter can accommodate carryout orders or full service lunch including cocktails from Taco Bamba -- the cart is designed purely for to-go soup orders. So if Mexican soup sounds good for the soul, head downtown tomorrow or Friday, or get to stalking Twitter, as future cart dates will be announced on Del Campo and Taco Bamba's Twitter accounts.