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“Best food in DC Metro?” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Taco Bar

Taco Bar
Ranked #15 of 327 Restaurants in Gaithersburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best food in DC Metro?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

OK - so you've read the other reviews and you know it's tucked next to a gas station and car wash. So you will see local workmen stream in and out and wonder why it has such a faithful clientele. The owner takes his business seriously and keeps a pretty close eye on everything that goes on.

We moved up from South Texas and spent years going through every Mexican and Tex-Mex joint in Maryland, Virginia and DC and this is hands down the best. The chicken tostadas, for example, are simple and done perfectly. The ingredients are good and each item is authentically done. Flautas, Tortas...everything is done the way it should be.

The dining experience is not really posh, as you kind of sit among racks of wine (they are also a wine store), but once you get the pico, hot sauces, jalapenos etc. loaded up, you sit down and are pretty focused on the food.

Really a great find, and not to be missed if you are up at Rio or driving out 270 in the Gaithersburg area.

Total win.

Visited November 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing Chicken Sincro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Quite the unassuming place...it's located within a gas station within a beer and wine store....only when you walk around the aisles of wine, will you see a cash register/kitchen/etc. The food is so incredibly good and cheap-- i almost always get their chicken sincro, and then add jalapenos/green salsa/red salsa and cilantro on top at the little toppings bar across from the register. Something about the way their marinate the chicken....it's simply amazing. You HAVE to try it!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Carolotus
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Germantown, Maryland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best tacos around!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

This place is at a gas station with a beer and wine store inside. This will make you question the location and quality of food. But, put that aside and get the tacos. All other stuff that I ordered there are superb! They give you large amount of meat in their tacos that one can get you full. The garnish bar is also awesome. You can top anything with different sauce or jalapeños or pico de gallo or whatever you fancy. The quality is great with everything they make. Give it a try and you will be satisfied!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Pia R
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Rockville, Maryland
Level Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Taco Bar Terrific”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

The Taco Bar located at 10003 Fields Road, Gathersburg, MD is a hidden treat for those willing to find it. Located in at a convience store/gas station/liquor store, the food here is authentic, good and cheap. The menu is extensive and much like those found at locals only taco joints in San Antonio, TX. Especially good is the Pastor or grilled marinated pork; the Chorizo, and the Bistec or grilled steak. When your order comes, help yourself to the fixin's on a nearby table. You can get side orders of beans, rice, guacamole which are very good. You get a nice portion of guacamole, not that little dab most places add to your plate as an afterthought. Want a full meal deal, go for the Carne Asada, steak with onions, beans rice, salad and five corn tortillas. I've eaten Mex everywhere, including Mexico and this stuff is the real deal, good and cheap.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jean-Paul M
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“!Que Rico!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

This place is unassuming and delicious. Everything is prepared fresh, to order. My favorite is the "pastor" taco - pork with pineapple on two tortillas, that actually makes 2 tacos and with the addition of some goodies from the salsa / condiments bar makes a meal on its own. We've also tried and like the nachos and the torta Mexicana.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank BonsterMC
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