Zandra’s Taqueria, a two-time winner of Virginia Living Magazine’s “Best Of Virginia” competition, is bringing its fresh take on Mexican food to Fairfax, VA this fall. The popular eatery is known for using fresh, local ingredients to create classic flavors like carne asada and carnitas, along with creative combinations such as crispy fried chicken or gyro-inspired tacos.
The second location for this gourmet taco bar will be at 3950 University Drive, just a few steps away from free garage parking. Much like the original Zandra’s in Manassas, it will offer lunch and mid-day taco specials, craft cocktails made with house infusions and well-curated taps. George Mason University students can receive $1 off tacos any time of the day with valid school ID. Plans to offer live music on weekends are also underway.
“We chose to expand our restaurant into Old Town Fairfax because we like to be a part of a community,” said Miguel Pires, owner of Zandra’s. “The school, historic downtown and local events all remind us of our first location in Historic Downtown Manassas, which is also where I grew up. My team and I are excited to bring our love for tacos, freshly made guacamole and hand-crafted margaritas to Fairfax. We cannot wait to become part of the local scene here.”
“I work in Manassas and I love going to Zandra's during my lunch break; I just can't find tacos as unique and delicious anywhere else. I am thrilled to be getting one close to home” said customer Amanda Malloy, who lives in Fairfax. “I’ve talked about Zandra’s to friends and family in Fairfax, and am excited to share this treat with them. I know they will love it just as much as I do.”
Zandra’s Taqueria opens daily at 11:30am. To learn more, visit ZandrasTacos.com or Facebook.com/zandrastacos. Can’t wait until the Fairfax location opens this fall? Get a “preview” by visiting the original Zandra’s at 9114 Center Street, Manassas, VA.
Photo: The Zandra's Taqueria team celebrating its second "Best of Virginia Win." Zandra's is bringing its hand-rolled tacos to Fairfax this fall, when its new location on University Boulevard opens.
ABOUT ZANDRA’S TAQUERIA: Voted Best Mexican Restaurant in Northern Virginia in 2017 and 2018 by Virginia Living Magazine, Zandra’s Taqueria is a contemporary-American restaurant offering handcrafted, gourmet tacos made with fresh, local ingredients. A lively atmosphere is complemented by live music on the weekend. Popular menu items include the Al Pastor, a taco stuffed with pork shoulder and topped with the sweet and savory combination of grilled pineapple, onion and cilantro. Tempura Shrimp Tacos are another fan favorite, with a crispy, tangy fusion of tempura shrimp and sweet chili sauce finished with house made cabbage slaw and refreshing pico de gallo. Founded in 2014, Zandra’s is also known for its community involvement, which includes hosting annual food and clothing drives benefiting Northern Virginia Family Services/SERVE. For more information, go to www.zandrastacos.com or call 571-359-6767. You can also follow @zandrastacos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
We are pleased to say that this years “Warm Up The Community” coat drive was another successful donation. Every year for the past four years since Zandra’s Taqueria opened, We’ve worked with Friends of SERVE to help come up with donations for those in need. In Old Town Manassas during the Christmas Parade we take donations such as coats and any other winter items in exchange for free taco vouchers. We are happy to say that we were able to raise some money and donate 23 coats, 6 blankets, hats, scarfs, gloves, and along with other items to help those stay warm this winter.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in this years Warm up the Community coat drive.