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A fabulous fusion

Mexican-Greek fusion restaurant in Falls Church serves up delicious dishes
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Addie Harris
Wild Tacoz is a Mexican-Greek fusion restaurant in Falls Church. Although Wild Tacoz only offers a few signature menu items, their variety of flavor combinations definitely left us impressed.

Located in downtown Falls Church, Wild Tacoz pleasantly surprised us with its accessible parking, speedy service and casual atmosphere. Seating is offered both in and outside the restaurant, and though the building itself is small, the open kitchen allows the smell of roasting meat to waft into the main seating area. Though the branding is cute and the food was delicious, the design inside the restaurant was a little overwhelming, with bright yellow walls and a couple colorful murals. However, Wild Tacoz quickly made up for this with their prompt service and delicious dishes, which on the whole left us feeling quite satisfied as we made our way out.

Greek Signatures – Greek Burrito – $11.95
4 out of 5 stars

Although I had my reservations about combining traditional Mediterranean ingredients in a Mexican-style dish, this meal blew my mind with the combination of smoky, comforting flavors with those light and refreshing. I ordered my burrito with chicken, whose smoky flavor complimented the wild rice exquisitely. What really made this burrito stand out, and which brought the Mediterranean flavors to the forefront of my palette, was the tanginess of the tzatziki and feta cheese. These ingredients truly made this dish taste like a Cava bowl wrapped up in a warm tortilla. In addition to the tzatziki that came in the burrito, the dish was served with a side helping of tzatziki that was perfect for pouring over my burrito, offering a refreshing dill kick with each bite. More subtle flavors in this dish were the vegetables like parsley, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions that added a fresh component to this heavy burrito. My only complaints would be its size and price. $12 for a burrito is a pretty hefty purchase, especially for a burrito that was not that big, but it was definitely worth it to be able to try a new combination of flavors with this dish. And like with any burrito, I felt pretty stuffed afterwards due to the packed components inside. However, after a long week, this culinary fusion was the perfect comfort meal, like if Cava and Chipotle had a baby.

Mexican Signatures – Fajita Taco – $5.95
4 out of 5 stars

Upon entering the restaurant, the variety of flavors and food combinations available was overwhelming, so I settled on a seemingly simple fajita taco. For a singular taco, the amount of food stuffed inside was pleasantly surprising, and I found myself full after only one. The flavors were delightful, the perfect mix of warm chicken and grilled vegetables contrasted by cold and fresh onions, romaine lettuce and tomatoes. Although the dish was rich on its own, it could have benefited from a few sauces on the side, which it did not come with. However, it still ranks high on my list of tacos I have tried. While the service was equally as fast as a chain restaurant, the quality of the food was significantly superior, and I left very satisfied with my fajita taco.


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