Wahaca brings the spirit of Mexican market eating to London: respect for quality ingredients, passion for vibrant, fresh and honest food and the pleasure of sharing with others.
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Venue Details & Map
19-23 Charlotte StreetLondonW1T 1RL
- +44 (0)20 7323 2342
- Public transport:
- Goodge Street, Underground
As a Californian and avid lover of Mexican food, I came here with low expectation (it's London, you don't come for the Mexican food), but I was throughly surprised. It's also a chain in London, so even more reason to set the standards low.
My boyfriend and I shared the plantain and the steak tacos, salmon and crab tostadas and a chicken quesadilla from the street food menu. They were all...more
OK so it may have been an after-work peak time but service was exceptionally slow... waiting 30 minutes to be asked if we'd like a drink or water was the tip of the iceberg because it took another 20 to get it.
Service aside, I wasn't super impressed here... the salmon ceviche tostada wasn't as fresh tasting as you'd hope, four of our dishes came out together... fine.. .then the tacos came...more
This is a spacious branch with some nice people serving there, so worth dropping into. Wahaca food can be hit and miss. Some of the items are bland (the black bean quesadilla), but others pack a good punch (the pork taco and the sweet potato side). I generally find that I need to load on the sauces, but both those two are tasty just as they are.
The horchata is surprisingly flavoursome and...more
The service is a little bit questionable at this particular Wahaca. When confronted with a 30 to 40 minute wait for a table on a Saturday evening, Vicky L and myself elected to skip the queues and eat under the heat lamps on the seats outside. It's late November but actually pretty comfortable outside. After a 15 minute wait, no drinks menu or server came to take our order - despite my frantic...more
Finally, a Mexican restaurant that tastes like "real" Mexican! Fairly large menu, most in small portions, so you can choose two (or three) items to try. We ordered appetizers, mains, and dessert, and were satisfied by the freshness of each. And let me just say -- get the guacamole!
They start all of the dishes at the same time, and bring each out as it is ready. This means that my main dish...more