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“Always good”

Wahaca Covent Garden
Ranked #363 of 22,516 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Description: The original and still the best! As popular now as the day it opened, Wahaca Covent Garden collides the heat of the Mexican market with all the coolness of London's trendy West End, in an explosion of colour, texture and noise. Enjoy the funky music and lively surroundings in the bar while you wait to be seated.
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Always good”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Been here on numerous occasions. Food is excellent - love the black bean dishes and mackerel but all of the food is tasty and deliciously spiced. Always crowded so go early if you don't want to queue, although the longest I have ever waited is 25 minutes. Restaurant has a very busy atmosphere so you find yourself having to shout at times. My only criticism are the quality of the drinking glasses which are normally thick tumbler type and are not nice to drink from particularly if you drink wine.

Well worth a visit and also offers great value.

  • Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great service, great food, GO!”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

I love Wahaca - the service is always quick and friendly and the food is delicious. Try the agua de horachata or a mojito to wash down your meal. Highly recommended

Visited September 2013
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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hot hot place :)”
Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

We enoyed the food, drink, the atmosphere .... Especially the dessert :)) piece of cake with caramel, some nuts.... The best dessert i have recently eat :))

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent family restaurant”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Found by accident next to Covent Garden this Mexican restaurant was delicious for my kids. Food was very good, service friendly and efficient and left us very happy. Highly recommend!

Visited September 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“delicious”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

we visited this restaurant befre attending the theatre on Saturday night. there were seven of us and as they dont accept reservations we were a bit aprehensive. the group of four in front of us were told there was an hour wait but when we went up they took us straight in.
there was a great choice of veggie food and all delicious. they served all of our food within twenty minutes so we were ok for the theatre.
well worth a visit

Visited October 2013
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