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Wahaca Covent Garden

#334 of 17,938 Restaurants in London
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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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Egerkingen, Switzerland
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tasty Mexican street food. The staff was friendly, quick and helpful. The value for the price was good. The place was quite crowded, probably because of Taco Tuesday.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Though its nice place to eat but honestly my expectation were more than what we received. Can be visited once.

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Thank philippac6
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The family came to Covent Garden and visited Wahaca., The ambiance is bustling and noisy but at just the right level that you need to yell at your fellow diners. The seating and decor is modern and light without the inherent tackiness that often comes with Mexican restaurants. The service was brilliant with the waitress very accommodating and responsive of... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited for a pre-theatre dinner. We have visited Wahaca a number of times and always really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. We had a few dips as a starter and both ordered Burritos for a main course. Unfortunately when the Burritos arrived they were both lukewarm/borderline cold, so we asked for them to be replaced. This took quite... More 

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Thank DEastLothian
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very recommended restaurant, the food bring you back directly to amazing mexico. the prices are honest.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Can't fault this place at all - we called in prior to heading off to the theatre so had a short amount of time to eat. The staff greeted us warmly upon arrival and got us to a table straight away, explaining the menu and taking our drinks order. The concept of having Mexican street food in a restaurant setting... More 

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been regulars to Wahaca for some years and it never disappoints. Would recommend a trip to any of it's locations.

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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 

Reading, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a great buzz and lively ambience in this restaurant early Wednesday evening, my first time, in any Wahaca and finding the food comes when it is ready not when you are.Trying the sharing platter for two and the cod tacos, I found the sharing dishes were good very tasty and fresh with individual flavour distinct from each other.... More 

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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 

Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting from Australia and this place was highly recommended by family members. Nice décor, lovely friendly and helpful staff and terrific tasty Mexican food. The starters and street food list on menu is so extensive we did not even have one main dish. Sharing is the way to go here!!! A genuinely lovely dining experience and really good value for... More 

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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 

London, United Kingdom
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492 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night my friends and I visited Wahaca. We ordered 4 set menus which came relatively quickly. The food was ok and as we were hungry it filled a gap. Some of the tacos were very tasty however what let down the food experience was that much of it was not even warm. Perhaps some of it was just pre... More 

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

Hi.. Thanks for taking the time to review. We're so sorry to hear about this, it seems there's been some sort of confusing here - could you drop us a line on ed@wahaca.co.uk to let us know when you came in, so we can check out what was going on here? Hope we'll hear from you. Regards; Ed Rebelo 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Cheap Eats
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Covent Garden

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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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