Since opening earlier this year in a converted auto body shop across from Madison Social, Chop Shop Taco in Alexandria has generated a ton of buzz on social media. Its house-made tortillas and spit-roasted meat alone have dozens of five-star reviews on Yelp. You can order tacos in several varieties, including fatty brisket, achiote pork, and roasted eggplant. Yelpers note that other menu highlights include the frito pie, smashed avocado, and a tres leches cake for dessert that you have to taste to believe.
If it’s your first time visiting Chop Shop Taco you should be aware that if you get a seat at the bar the bartender will take a food order from you, but if you decide to sit at a table you’ll need to order your drinks at the counter and collect your own silverware and condiments yourself before grabbing your seat.