We’re Wahaca so when we heard about the Wahaca Experiment on the South Bank we were keen to head along and check it out.big fans of
From the outside it looks pretty impressive, built from 8 recycled shipping containers which have been decorated by pro graffiti artists. The building spans two levels with panoramic views of the Thames. What’s more its location means it’s good for a bit people watching too!
The ‘experiment’ is that the menu will change monthly offering a range of different specials, the most popular of which will go on to appear on menus in all of Wahaca’s restaurants but the basics we were glad to hear will be staying the same.
There is a tequila bar up top serving every tequila based cocktail you can imagine! We tried the Barragan which is a mixture of tequila (obviously) grapefruit, lime, lemonade and mint and the Hibiscus – tequila served on the rocks with an kick of cranberry. Both pretty strong so don’t go having too many on your lunch break!
We sampled a selection of dishes, those which stood out were the thick, chunky Guacamole, the Burrito with juicy pulled pork, pink pinched onions and chillies and our usual the Chorizo and potato quesadillas. For dessert we had the Mexican doughnuts with chocolate sauce. The menu was spot on when they call it the ‘favourite’ as it certainly was ours.
The Wahaca Experiment will be around for approx 18 months after which time it will be relocated. What’s more if you fancy sitting outside and enjoying the weather there is also a van at the front of the restaurant offering everything on the menu but to go.
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1