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Wahaca Covent Garden

#305 of 17,720 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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66 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HG, England
+44 20 7240 1883
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Real Mexican street food with fresh ingredients and excellent service. Great location in the heart of Covent Garden

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Lille, France
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Since we moved to London we have been there at least 5 times, it is really good and fresh food for the price range, especially if you don't want an expensive night out ! I highly recommend this restaurant, it's design, has a nice bar, good ambiance. You don't even have to wait to pay your bills as you can... More 

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Thank mccouts
WahacaCoventGarden, General Manager at Wahaca Covent Garden, responded to this review

Hello Mccouts. Thanks you so much for a such nice review! I'm glad you had a lovely time. Please contact me at ed@wahaca.co.uk next time you are around!! Have a great day! Ed More 

London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the food in Wahaca, always the same and you can never go wrong with anything you choose. Some of the restaurants need a bit of refurbishment like this one with water dripping from the sealing where I was sitting.

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Thank Friderikav
WahacaCoventGarden, General Manager at Wahaca Covent Garden, responded to this review

Hi.. Thanks you so much for a such nice review! I'm glad you had a lovely time. Please contact me at ed@wahaca.co.uk next time you are around!! Have a great day! Ed More 

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Wahaca several times including this one at Covent Garden. Upon arriving it was busy but were told a 20 to 30 minute wait maximum and to, in the meantime, have a drink at their bar. £18 down after two drinks and some Nachos we waited paitiently squashed amongst other customers waiting anxiously the buzzer to go... More 

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Thank Nicacll
EmilyWahaca, Manager at Wahaca Covent Garden, responded to this review

Hi Nicacll. Sorry to hear you weren't able to stay and eat with us. When our hosts make estimates of wait times it is of course always an estimate rather than a guarantee, as we can't be sure how long other guests will take to finish up, but they are usually pretty accurate at getting it about right. However, this... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well fresh light and tasty food with a good jibe well worth a visit in fact we went twice but different venues we enjoyed it so much

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1 Thank Alig1973
WahacaCoventGarden, General Manager at Wahaca Covent Garden, responded to this review

Hi Alig Thanks you so much for a such nice review! I'm glad you had a lovely time. Please contact me at ed@wahaca.co.uk next time you are around!! Have a great day! Ed More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu is baffling if you are not familiar with the Mexican cuisine. It was therefore a great help that the service was excellent, and we fully enjoyed our meal.

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WahacaCoventGarden, General Manager at Wahaca Covent Garden, responded to this review

Thanks you so much for a such nice review! I'm glad you had a lovely time. Please contact me at ed@wahaca.co.uk next time you are around!! Have a great day! Ed More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited London several times and we finally got around to eating at Wahaca. The food was very good and the small plate menu lets you try a lot of different things. The wait staff is very friendly and will help you with deciding what to order from the many choices. We really did enjoy our meal but we... More 

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Thank Gerg95
WahacaCoventGarden, General Manager at Wahaca Covent Garden, responded to this review

Thanks you so much for a such nice review! I'm glad you had a lovely time. Please contact me at ed@wahaca.co.uk next time you are around!! Have a great day! Ed More 

Brisbane
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious. Get the chicken quesadilla! Also you might think the "marinated chicken" taquitos are superior to "sweet potato & feta" taquitos; NO! Get the damned "sweet potato & feta" taquitos as they are outstanding.

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WahacaCoventGarden, General Manager at Wahaca Covent Garden, responded to this review

Thanks you so much for a such nice review! I'm glad you had a lovely time. Please contact me at ed@wahaca.co.uk next time you are around!! Have a great day! Ed More 

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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do favourite treat for me and the hubby when we go out and tonight was a bit disappointing to say the least. The waiter was a bit pushy and advised us against getting the same main he almost insisted that we order something twice the price which wasn't that great !! Then they forgot our sides... More 

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Thank NikkiAbbey
WahacaCoventGarden, General Manager at Wahaca Covent Garden, responded to this review

Hi, I'm sorry to hear that the dishes you had didn't wow you. Our waiters are trained to explain the menu and help customers with food choices. Please be kind enough to drop an email to ed@wahaca.co.uk so that I can look into what went wrong. Kind regards, Ed More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had to write a review - visited here on a short trip to London and were short on time due to a show we were going to see. Was a bit stressed about it and mentioned it to the waitress and she said she'd speak to the kitchen. Food arrived within 5 minutes of us ordering it! Tried the... More 

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Thank Rachel H
WahacaCoventGarden, General Manager at Wahaca Covent Garden, responded to this review

Thanks you so much for a such nice review! I'm glad you had a lovely time. Please contact me at ed@wahaca.co.uk next time you are around!! Have a great day! Ed More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 19
Cuisine
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7240 1883
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Covent Garden

Neighbourhood Profile
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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