Why go chasing waterfalls when you could chase tasty Mexican tacos?
Every now and then I find myself on the witch hunt for scrumptious tacos. So while driving hungry in the streets of Woodbridge, VA I couldn’t pass up a chance for biting into the traditional Mexican dish at Ricos Tacos Maya.
First, and it’s a shame I didn’t capture this in photo, the restaurant screamed BIENVENIDOS with it’s bright Mexican flag inspired facade painted in red, white and green. And second, it was packed indoors with families either eating or waiting to be served which is usually a good sign in my opinion. I went for three steak tacos while my friend had three tacos de lengua (cow tongue). Honestly, you can’t go wrong with pieces of beef thrown on a corn tortilla showered with raw onion and cilantro so I’m always more fascinated by the add-ons and sauces. The guacamole, for instance, was AH-MAZING! It cost roughly $8 and prepared made-to-order meaning they didn’t scoop it up from a tray and slap it on a bowl. From the photo you could tell that it was almost gone before the main dish arrived. I topped whatever we had left of the guacamole on my taco along with the spicy green sauce, radish, a pinch of lime, and devoured it in two bites.
The next time I’m in town I’ll probably try their very popular alcoholic beverage - la michelada. At least one person on every table had a glass of this red/orange looking drink. Had I not been the driver I would have conformed. Also, they have a live mariachi band every Sunday starting at five which we missed.
The verdict? Me and my satisfied stomach are looking forward to returning again.
xoxo - Karen