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Beat the Heat with These Delicious 16 New NoVA Restaurant Roundups!
Attention all foodies in Northern Virginia! You can now broaden your taste horizons and beat the heat with 16 new restaurants that have recently opened up in the area. Whether you're craving Mexican spices or Peruvian flavors, there are plenty of delicious eateries to choose from. And for those in search of something new, why not try the authentic Filipino cuisine that's now available? With the summer months heating up, there's no better time to explore all these exciting new dining options in NoVA. So gather your family and friends, and get ready to treat your taste buds to some unforgettable meals!
Restaurants that are NOW OPEN
#1. BB.Q Korean Fried Chicken
Get ready to experience Korean fried chicken like never before at BB.Q. This popular chain is known for their unbeatable, crispy and juicy bird that leaves you wanting more. The signature Galby dish is a must-try, but don't stop there, as they offer 12 other mouthwatering styles of poultry dishes on the menu. If chicken is not your thing, no worries, there are plenty of other Korean dishes to choose from. Whether you're a Korean cuisine pro or just curious to try something new, the growing chain has something for everyone. Head to their Arlington location on 3503 Fairfax Dr. and prepare to have your taste buds embark on a culinary adventure.
#2. Kong Dog
If you're looking for a new and exciting snack to try, look no further than Kong Dog at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. These handmade corndogs come in a variety of fun and unique flavors, such as potato, sweet potato, and even ramen! But if you're feeling particularly adventurous, why not try the churros or hot Cheeto flavors? And don't forget to wash it all down with one of their refreshing lemonades or bubble teas. This Arlington hotspot is a must-visit for anyone looking for a tasty and trendy treat.
#3. Taco Bamba
Looking for a delicious Mexican meal in Shirlington? Look no further than Taco Bamba! This trendy local chain has been making waves with their mouth-watering breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Start your day off right with some huevos rancheros, or indulge in a super torta for lunch. Of course, you can't go wrong with their traditional tacos, which are cooked to perfection. Don't forget to save room for some street corn and churros, too! With so many delicious options to choose from, it's no wonder why so many diners are flocking to Taco Bamba. Head to 4041 Campbell Ave. in Arlington to see what all the fuss is about!
#4. Amor Cafe & Pastry
Nestled in Centreville, the Amor Cafe & Pastry is a must-visit for anyone with a sweet tooth. This quaint little café offers an impressive array of baked goodies and beverages that are sure to satisfy any craving. From freshly brewed coffees and teas to delicious fruit juices and bobas, the drink selection is extensive. But the real star of the show is the food - with sandwiches, croffles, and shaved ice on the menu, there's something for everyone. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, making it the perfect spot to catch up with friends or simply relax. So if you're looking for a cozy spot to indulge in some delicious treats, don't miss out on Amor Cafe & Pastry - your taste buds will thank you!
#5. Anthony’s Pizza Kitchen
When it comes to satisfying your craving for classic Italian cuisine, Anthony's Pizza Kitchen is the place to be. From their mouth-watering pizza and hearty subs to tasty calzones and savory pasta dishes, you're sure to find something that will hit the spot. And the best part? Their menu won't break the bank! With unbeatable lunch specials, this spot is perfect for budget-conscious diners who still want to indulge in delicious food. Next time you're in Centreville, make sure to swing by 6355 Multiplex Drive and treat yourself to a tasty meal at Anthony's Pizza Kitchen.
#6. Chi McChicken and Beer
If you're a fan of Korean cuisine, Chi McChicken and Beer is a spot you won't want to miss. This restaurant boasts a menu of excellent options, but the wings and drumsticks with soy garlic or spicy sauce are a must-try. And don't worry if you're not a fan of poultry – there are plenty of non-chicken menu items to choose from. Pair your meal with one of their numerous beer selections for the ultimate dining experience. Make your way to 6041 Centreville Crest Ln. in Centreville to indulge in this delicious Korean food and drink spot.
#7. Pho Towda
If you're in the mood for some Vietnamese cuisine, look no further than Pho Towda. This restaurant offers up some truly pho-nomenal dishes, with their signature broth served piping hot in a stone bowl. But it's not just the broth that makes this place special - each dish is accompanied by a generous platter of freshly cut noodles, choice cuts of meat, and crisp bean sprouts. And don't forget about the fragrant basil - it adds the perfect finishing touch to each bite. So next time you're in the Fairfax area, stop by Pho Towda and treat yourself to a delicious, authentic meal.
#8. Tortas Y Tacos La Chiquita 2
Get ready to indulge in a flavor-filled adventure at Tortas Y Tacos La Chiquita 2! As soon as you step inside, you'll be transported to Mexico with the tantalizing aroma of spices and ingredients. The menu boasts a delightful collection of traditional Mexican dishes and regional specialties, all prepared with the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Whether you're craving tacos, burritos, or something more substantial like a hearty torta, you'll find something to satisfy your appetite. Don't forget to wash it all down with one of their refreshing margaritas or curated selection of Mexican beverages. Located on 8106 Arlington Blvd. in Falls Church, this is an experience you won't want to miss.
#9. Iztac Mexican Cantina
Have you been searching for a new spot to get your taco fix? Look no further than Iztac Mexican Cantina in Fredericksburg. This restaurant is quickly becoming a local favorite, and it's easy to see why. The classic dishes are prepared with care, and the creative twists are even more exciting. You won't want to miss the birria fries or the tacos del mar—they're standouts on the menu. Whether you're a long-time fan of Mexican cuisine or just looking to try something new, Iztac is definitely worth a visit. Come check it out at their location on Spotsylvania Ave.
#10. Anchor Bar
When it comes to Buffalo wings, Anchor Bar claims to be the originator of the famed dish. And now, their delicious wings have flown their way to Leesburg! Not only do they offer nine different sauces for their wings, but they also have a vast selection of other menu items to choose from such as pizzas, salads, pastas, sandwiches, and with 24 beers on tap, you'll have the perfect beverage to wash it all down. The new Leesburg location is ready to serve up some finger-licking goodness at 1609 Village Market Blvd., Ste. 105. Come get a taste of the original world-famous Buffalo wings!
#11. Caffe Bottega Italiana
If you're looking for a taste of Italy in Leesburg, look no further than Caffe Bottega Italiana. This delightful deli, market, coffee house, and wine bar has everything you need to indulge in the flavors of the Mediterranean. From specialty cheeses and organic pasta to cured meats and Italian coffee, there's something here for everyone. And if you're in the mood to sit and savor, you can do so either indoors or on the shaded deck. So why not take a trip to 8 Fort Evans Rd. SE and treat yourself to an authentic Italian experience? You won't be disappointed!
#12. Taco Chinoz
If you want to try some Mexican-Chinese fusion food, Taco Chinoz in Manassas should be your first stop. You'll find it at the Oh! Market food court - it's hard to miss thanks to the delicious smells wafting from the kitchen. Once you're there, you'll be spoilt for choice with a huge range of tacos, burritos, loaded fries and quesadillas on the menu. But why not try something a little different? The sweet soy sliced ribeye burritos are famous among locals for their amazing flavor, while the spicy pork belly quesadillas are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Trust us - it's worth the trip to 7412 Stream Walk Ln.
#13. Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar
Peruvian cuisine has arrived in Reston, and it's definitely worth checking out! Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar is the latest addition to Reston Town Center, offering a stylish and innovative take on traditional dishes. Whether you're looking for ceviche, sushi, brunch, lunch, dinner, or happy hour, this cozy spot has something for everyone. And let's not forget about the beverages – with a variety of cocktails and beers to choose from, the perfect pairing is just a sip away. Make your way over to Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar, located at 1871 Explorer St., and prepare to indulge in some seriously tasty South American cuisine.
#14. Yummy Chicken Rotisserie
At Yummy Chicken, food is more than simply sustenance. It is an experience to savor, made with care and expertise by skilled chefs. This family-owned restaurant has been delighting diners for years with its pollo a la brasa-style chicken, cooked to perfection and infused with authentic Latin flavors. But it's not just the chicken that keeps customers coming back. Yummy Chicken uses only the freshest, most nutritious ingredients to create a variety of mouthwatering dishes, from perfectly cooked rice to fluffy potatoes and crisp, fresh salads. Come visit us at 1075 Garrisonville Rd., Ste 107, Stafford and taste the magic for yourself.
If you're looking for a nostalgic bite with a grown-up twist, Bites is the perfect spot. Located in a cozy collective space with other local favorites like Crooked Run Brewery and Señor Ramon Taqueria, Bites offers a unique spin on childhood classics. From their mouth-watering grilled cheese with tomato jam to their crispy chicken tenders, each dish is made with an artisanal touch that'll have you savoring every bite. And if you're feeling adventurous, you can pair your meal with a creative cocktail from Nektar Cocktail Bar. So come on over to 22455 Davis Dr. in Sterling and indulge in the ultimate comfort food experience.
#16. The Kitchen Collective
Looking for a one-stop shop for all your food cravings? Look no further than The Kitchen Collective! This virtual food hall offers a curated selection of eateries for you to choose from. Whether you're in the mood for a savory slice of pizza from Pizza Serata or some delicious Mediterranean cuisine from Yasmine, you'll find plenty of options to tantalize your taste buds. And with more restaurants in the works, there's always something new to try! So why wait? Order your favorite dishes online and either pick them up or have them delivered straight to your door.
Restaurants COMING SOON:
#1. El Fresco Tex-Mex Grill
Looking for a delicious Mexican meal on-the-go? Look no further than El Fresco Tex-Mex Grill! This fast-casual restaurant has something for everyone, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner options that are sure to please. Even better, if you're in the Alexandria or Sterling area, El Fresco is coming soon to your neighborhood! With fresh ingredients and a friendly team, El Fresco is the perfect place to grab a tasty meal any time of day. So come on in and see what everyone is talking about at El Fresco Tex-Mex Grill!
Say hello to Jollibee, the Filipino fast food chain that has taken the world by storm! With 1,500 outlets across the globe, it’s clear that people just can’t get enough of their delicious fried chicken, tasty burgers, hearty spaghetti and authentic Filipino dishes. And lucky for us, a brand-new location is gearing up to open its doors this August at the Chantilly Shopping Center in Virginia. Whether you’re in the mood for a crispy chicken sandwich, a savory burger steak, or even a sweet and tangy peach mango pie, Jollibee has got you covered. So come on down and experience the flavor that everyone is raving about – we guarantee it’ll be love at first bite!
Whether you're dining in or ordering take-out for a picnic in the park - don't let this summer go by without trying out some of these delicious eats! And why not pair them with an evening stroll around one of the area's charming small towns? With lots of activities, shopping, and beauty to offer - there's something for everyone in NoVA. So take the time to explore it and enjoy everything that Virginia has to offer – there's no better way to beat the heat than by indulging in all that our state has to give us!
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