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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First off, this is not Mexican food. There is feta. There is a distinct lack of authenticity throughout. It claims to be authentic and Mexican. As someone who has eaten a lot of Mexican food in both the US and in Mexico, this is neither authentic Mexican, Tex-Mex nor anything in between.
Also: Oaxaca. Don't treat your audience as idiots.
Now that that's out of the way, I can review this...more
Decent enough Mexican-inspired food without blowing my socks off - a nice enough location with friendly staff. I enjoyed some things more than others; highs and lows really emphasising the average star rating I have given with this review.
I want to emphasise the Mexican street food INSPIRED nature of the food on offer; I don't think anything there would be welcomed as authentic by Mexicans...more
I ordered the Beef Burrito and was disappointed with the actual amount of beef in it. Just a few strips and the rest was filling (rice, beans, cabbage, green rice, etc.).
The ambiance was nice, but not Mexican at all. The music selection was mostly Salsa and Cumbia. Not very Mexican.
To me, this was more of a Tex-Mex restaurant, but the flavor was not what you'd find in Texas or Mexico....more
nice atmosphere but pricey for such small dishes.
we left feeling hungry after about 1 hr.
A nice touch were the little books which hubby thought were matches, i asumed toothpics but it was infact chilli seeds.
Altogether the food was tasty and popularmore
The service is crap but the pork tacos are yummy.
Great value for money as went with 6 girls and we only spent £12 each, including a drink! Ordered a lot of the appetiser "street food" options to share which were great. Definitely easier to get a table than in the impossibly crowded Covent Garden location but the service was pretty poor as 4 items we ordered never showed up and we didn't get...more