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28 July 2014
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Wahaca

66 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HG

£27.00 Mexican Covent Garden

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  • Wine: £14.25
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)

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Ex-MasterChef winner Thomasina Miers now oversees branches of her popular canteen-style eatery across the capital and beyond, luring good-timers and young families with its mix of colourful, fashion-conscious surrounds and ‘flavoursome’ Mexican cooking. Vibrantly spiced street food is the deal, which means tacos filled with grilled steak or marinated, slow-cooked pork pibil, crisp tostadas with ceviche or refried beans, taquitos, quesadillas and specials such as the queso fundido – Mexico’s answer to fondue. Salads, grills and burritos bulk out the menu, while a heart-stopping pudding selection includes churros y chocolate and dulce de leche ice cream. Wahaca’s eco-credentials bear scrutiny, and the upbeat young vibe is fuelled by copious Tequila cocktails – even if that true Mexican zing is sometimes missing from the plates. Note: no bookings, but you can always sip a margarita while you wait.

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  1. Wahaca

    66 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HG
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    Stefan P.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 10

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  2. Wahaca

    66 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HG
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    Dreamalittle
        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 10

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  3. Wahaca

    66 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HG
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    Ross Y.
      Silver Reviewer  (10)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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  4. Wahaca

    66 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HG
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    Daniel K.
        (1)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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  5. Wahaca

    66 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HG
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    Sabrina's Passions
      Gold Reviewer  (93)
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  6. Wahaca

    66 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HG
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    Ben L.
        (4)

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 7

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  7. Wahaca

    66 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HG
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    Donna M.
        (2)

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 5

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  8. Wahaca

    66 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HG
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    Oliver R.
        (6)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 8

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  9. Wahaca

    66 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HG
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    HP
      Gold Reviewer  (48)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  10. Wahaca

    66 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HG
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    Al B.
        (1)
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 5

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  1. Wahaca, the Mexican street eat restaurant chain started by the 2005 Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers, is one of my favourite cheap eats in London. Wahaca do some key things really well. Their vibe is relaxed and chilled, the ingredients they use are always fresh, and the dishes are refreshingly appetising. You can also expect a general level of consistency in the food no matter which branch you visit as most of the prep is done in the centralised Wahaca kitchen on Charlotte Street before being distributed to the various Wahaca branches. And best of all the food is really reasonably priced. And did I mention the yummy cocktails? We visited the Wahaca at the very smart Westfield White City, perfectly located for a bite to eat after a spot of shopping. We kicked of with some drinks, heading straight for the interesting Tequila Experience (£10.65) which consisted of three separate tequila shots...
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  2. Published : Tuesday, 25th September 2012

    The Celeriac :: Wahaca, Southbank

    A summer addition to the Wahaca chain, The Southbank Experiment is a trailer and pop-up restaurant made bizarrely of shipping containers. Despite this the inside of the ‘restaurant’ is relatively comfortable, with a great atmosphere that comes from being jam-packed with people drinking tequila, I think. The experiment is testing specials each month, with the most popular being added to the Wahaca menus...
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  3. Published : Thursday, 17th December 2009

    Rate My Bistro :: Wahaca – Covent Garden

    Wahaca calls itself Mexican market eating! This restaurant is located below street level. It all looks bright with a turquoise colour theme, wood panelling and bare concrete walls. First impressions definitely count for something on most occasions and for Wahaca, this did not work in its favour. When we arrived, the restaurant was fairly empty. We asked for a table for three people and the waiter showed us to a table that was clearly just for two people. So we asked if we could change to a slighter bigger table and he let us but wasn’t too happy with us doing so...
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Thomasina Miers

Wahaca’s Chef - A resounding success as the 2005 winner of the BBC's MasterChef,, Thomasina Miers followed up her victory by writing two cookery books, Soup Kitchen & Cook, before launching the informal Mexican venue Wahaca in Covent Garden back in early 2007. The restaurant was an immediate hit, & a second site opened at the Westfield Centre in Shepherd's Bush in late 2008, followed by a third in Canary Wharf in late 2009. After stints as a VAT consultant & a model, Miers attended a three-month course at Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland, then worked in food store Villandry in Great Portland Street, helping to set up its wholesale bread business. Following her success on MasterChef, she travelled extensively in Mexico, finding inspiration for the street food-inspired dishes that are the staples of Wahaca.

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