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Wahaca

April 21, 2010

Arriba arriba! Welcome to Mexico! (or almost…).
Let’s say it: Wahaca is a burritos and enchalidas affair.
Pick some tacos or tostadas to start, then go for tortillas, quesadillas or other such hearty specialities – get all of that with an hibiscus water or even an horchata in tow.
I’ve got to say their website is definitely well realised, very good animations.

I’ve been only once in the one near Covent Garden, so I can talk only about that one – we could assume the two other restaurants (in Canary Wharf and White City) are the same, but let’s keep it simple.
The room, located in the basement, is quite big with a small bar and a kitchen visible like in Wagamama. The staff is nice and the atmosphere is as usual in this kind of restaurant a bit like a canteen.

We had small tostadas to start, it was ok. Then a classic enchiladas for me, and a char-grilled steak burritos for my friend.
If you go there to eat something hearty and not very sophisticated, go for it. At the same time, we can’t say the mexican food is usually very refine, so it’s not a big surprise.

But my friend, who has lived in San Francisco for a year and thus has tested mexican street food, could say that’s different. Different in the sense that it’s usually more massive and less well arranged! That’s true, nothing sticks out from the plate (neither from the burritos actually!).
To me this place is really impersonal. No real pleasure to eat there. The food is ok, the atmosphere is ok, the bill is ok.

Talking about the bill, count around £4 for starters and between £6 and £9 for a main course.
We didn’t try any dessert as they didn’t appeal to us.

> Verdict: Finally I’d put for an “OK-place”.

Infos: Wahaca – 66 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HG – 0207 240 1883 – Covent Garden station – open Mon-Sat 12pm-11pm, Sun 12pm-10:30pm

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One comment

  1. […] The first time I tried this restaurant was in April 2010 at the Covent Garden’s branch. Remember. Yes I didn’t really like it, and so I was impatient to try the Westfield one to see if I […]



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