Wahaca brings a taste of the real food of Mexico with an evolving, seasonal menu.
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Venue Details & Map
South BankSouthwarkLondonSE1 8XX
- +44 (0)20 7928 1876
- Public transport:
- London Waterloo, National Railway
I love Wahaca, we arrived at 9 and were told it was a 30 minute wait. After 10 minutes we were offered a table with another couple - only downside really as an Englishman I found this a tad awkward.
Our waitress was lovely and attentive if a bit rushed off her feet and the open windows really allowed a lot of air to circulate through the restaurant on a mild summers evening.
Average Mexican food overall, but better than other Mexican food I've tried in London. They have a nice selection of stereotypical Mexican food, such as burritos, tacos, and quesadillas.
I ordered the chicken quesadilla (4 quid) from the 'street food' section, which came with two slices of cheesy, spicy shredded chicken goodness. A few other friends ordered burritos (7 quid) from the 'bigger...more
Is a good 'Mexican' staple for a quick dining out option. I've spent a lot of time in the States and been to Mexico and hear the cries constantly of Mexican restaurants that it's not authentic or traditional etc. etc. This isn't really what Wahaca is about. They have some ingredients and ideas taken from Mexican cooking and have put their own twist and style to them.
Great quality Mexican fast food.
This site is also really fun and the cocktails are great.
I would treat it like tapas and order loads of things to share. The little plates are perfect for two people sharing.more
It's exotic food adapted to a local audience, sold in a nice setting.
Wahaca has nothing to do with true Oaxaca-style mexican cooking, which would be different kinds of mole, loads of black beans, chapulines on cream and excellent mezcal. I've been to Oaxaca recently and I loved the food, so to me this was a bit of a dissapointment, as I expected something different.
The food was ok,...more