Roaming around Soho the other week with a hungry tummy and a rather empty wallet I stumbled across this little Mexican gem - Wahaca. Part of a chain, there are Wahaca's dotted all around the city and they are great for a bite when you're after some tasty food that won't break the bank.
We arrived around 8pm and were asked to wait in the bar downstairs for a table. Even if you don't intend to eat, it's a great little space for a drink with friends. Wahaca's bar has a very impressive drinks list that features a whole lot of tequilas and even more versions of margaritas [the one with pineapple in it is amazing!]. We weren't waiting long before we were seated at our table. The restaurant has a colourful industrial feel with lots of wood, corrugated iron and splashes of bright paint.
The menu is simple but full of tasty-sounding tapas and larger meals, and the specials for the day come on a post-it note! I opted for the chicken burrito which was delicious but be warned, most things here are spicy even if it doesn't say they are! So ask for mild if you're not sure to be on the safe side. My friends ordered the tasting selection of a few dishes which looked like a great way to get a sample of the menu.
If you're looking for a cool, casual bite with a selection of great cocktails, this is a great place for a weekend or weeknight. 4/5
Where: 80 Wardour Street, London W1F 0TF
Phone: 020 7734 0195
Photos by Krissie.