The atmosphere on a mid-week Summers evening in the West End sometimes catches you just at the right time and makes you think how great life is (Especially when it’s 28 degrees in September). A walk through Soho Square filled with after work drinkers, queues outside of restaurants and pubs spilling out on to the street. Good times are everywhere!
Yes LondOnTheInside was in a pretty chirpy mood heading to a Mexican restaurant we’d heard good things about but not yet tried.
Wahaca brings typical Mexican street food to your table with flare, speed and charisma. The places looks inviting from the off; the colours, the bar, the kitchen, everything seems as bright as the evening sun. We’re taken through the menu by our waitress and a red felt tip in less than 30 seconds. The top bit is nibbles and drinks; the middle bit is small plates and sides; and the bottom bit is main dishes and deserts. Done!
We started with Nachos served with a range of dips – spicy, extra spicy and some freshly made guacamole. To follow a slow cooked pork Burrito with slaw and three of the smaller dishes filled our table. The Burrito was cram packed with pulled pork, green rice, and a whole host of salad, spices, sauces and cheese. Thumbs up.
Small dishes included the MSC ceviche salad which was light and zingy made up from shrimps, scallops, avocado, cucumber and mint the salad sat on top of crunch tortilla bowls which gave the dish a welcome crunch. Pork tacos were a generous portion of four small tacos topped with soft, tender slowed cooked Yucatecan marinadated pork.
The chicken taquitos – two tortillas wrapped around chicken, deep fried and covered with shredded lettuce, Lancashire cheese and tomato salsa was the richest dish we ordered, and we made the mistake of eating it last when we were already quite full. That said we really couldn’t find fault any of the food. In fact it was tough to pick a favourite, a decision which can only warrant another visit.
We skipped desserts as we were FAR too full but we’d recommend finishing with a shot of one of the many tequilas (from £3.20) or cocktails which are reasonably priced at around £6. Wahaca we’ll be back(a)….
Wahaca, 80 Wardour Street, Soho, W1F (branches all over London)