In Annapolis, a new Mexican spot opened up called Vida Taco Bar. The restaurant focuses on tacos made with fresh ingredients. Like any self respecting adult, I love a good authentic taco so when my friend heard about the new taco bar in Annapolis, I was eager to try it out with her.
My friends and I each started the meal out with a drink. I don’t like margaritas so I went with the Vida Hibiscus Sangria. the sangria consists of pinot blanc, cab sauvignon, fruit lab hibiscus, strawberry & pineapple gomme, mint. It was delicious and not overly sweet.
As a group, we decided to share the White Queso dip. The dip was a mix of chihuahua cheese, monterey jack, silver tequila, green chili, yellow onion, tomato and cilantro. I happened to really like this queso, but my friends didn’t love the grainy texture of it and found it to be reminiscent of the cheese from a mac-n-cheese.
We each decided to order two tacos, and we were all thrilled with our choices.
The tacos were made with corn tortillas. I am prefer flour tortillas so I requested my tacos to be prepared on a lettuce wrap. The first of my two tacos was the Lamb Barbacoa. It had braised lamb, shaved cabbage, queso fresco, salsa verde and pickled tomatillo. This taco was spicy and packed with flavor. I would order it again in a heartbeat.
My other taco was the Gringo Molé. It was molé braised short ribs, pineapple, shaved cabbage and Mexican crema. This taco was my favorite of the two, it had plenty of the tender shredded short ribs and a nice bit of heat that was tempered by the pineapple and Mexican crema.
Know of any other places to get great tacos in Annapolis or in the surrounding areas that I need to try? Let me know in the comments below!
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