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
40 Canada SquareCanary WharfLondonE14 5FW
- +44 (0)20 7240 1883
- Public transport:
- Canary Wharf, Underground
Eh, it's Wahaca.
This is neither good, nor bad, it just is. When people ask about Mexican food in London, I show them this, because while they just don't get what Mexican food is actually about (the greasy spoon feeling, the incredibly cheap bites for ridiculously large meals, the flavours, the free chips), it still will get the job done.
It's more artisanal Mexican, which means everything...more
It's a no-surprise all-round 3 stars isn't it. It's your standard chain - nothing is ever gonna be awful, nothing is ever gonna be outstanding, but you always know what you're gonna get. Can't say better than that!!!
Stand out dish was the crab and avocado tostada. That was deee-lish.
Stand out bad dish was the chicken quesadilla - dry and very tasteless. No.
Staff were lovely though, and...more
In the Canary Wharf/Docklands area there isn't a whole lot of choice for food outside your typical chain options. We ended up here for some food kind of by default - it seemed like the best option from the few choices we had.
Wahaca reminds me a lot of Topolabomba in Glasgow (Wahaca came first, just to make that clear). It's casual, open-area dining with table service and this location in...more
Wahaca is right in be middle of Canary Wharf's Canada Square - in a great location - and perfect for meeting up with friends and colleagues for lunch or after work.
It's a big space so I've never had to wait in a queue for seats during lunch or dinner, but there's always lots of people so it's buzzing so it's got a good vibe.
In terms of the food itself, proper Mexican food in London simply...more
I think that Linzi wrote a great review of this place, way back when - wow - nearly 6 years ago now.
Unlike Linzi at that point, I have spent quite a bit of time facedown in a lot of Californian Mexican-type grub. So, I could write this review from the point of "disappointment", but my expectations have been most definitely adjusted to fit what a London "Mexican" eatery will give me and what...more