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Wahaca Covent Garden

#266 of 17,548 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Covent Garden
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66 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HG, England
+44 20 7240 1883
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good fun , very busy . Food was very enjoyable, great buzz in the place and our waiter was top class .

Thank Stevod38
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time I've been to Wahaca and I'll definitely be returning. We were made to feel really welcome. The restaurant had a lively atmosphere but was still relaxing. The food was fantastic and very fairly priced. You can tell that everything is fresh also. Our waitress was very helpful. Would recommend to anyone in the area.

Thank Katymay R
Maldon, United Kingdom
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314 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This branch of Wahaca had been recommended by our friends. We usually eat in the Stratford branch. It was busy, but the staff were cheerful, helpful and a quite a giggle. There was a great atmosphere. Lots of fantastic food to choose from even for me as a veggie. I opted for the Burritos which were very tasty indeed. Plus,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we came here to try something new.I love mexican and spicy food.I can not say the same about my family.we came with 2 kids and they didn't eat anything because the restaurant doesn't make anything with no spice for the kids except the salad or the sweet potatoes.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
ashford, kent
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157 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mexican street food is the speciality and we came back after a long time. So expectations were high. Overall the food was very good and fresh. The Salsa was a big let down it was flat and not tasting fresh like the other dishes we ordered. We were served by Paul who was quite busy and gave a good service.... More 

Thank vinmin
Barcelona, Spain
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Guacamole was spectacular, winter vegetable tacos excellent as was the black bean soup. Nicely decorated space, great location, very reasonable price.

Thank bob J J
Houston, Texas
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked it so much we ate here twice. Portion size is a little small on the tacos so you may need a few more than you expect but food and service super.

Thank HENssl
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh Mexican food, upscale crowd, good vibe and fun staff. Decor is hip and artsy, location very nice.

Thank jshMaryland
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I normally love Wahaca but this branch in Covent Garden very disappointing due to a complete overdose of sour cream - something not even mentioned on the menu in either of the dishes I had it in. As the name suggests, it is sour & therefore a strong taste. Of the 3 tacos I ordered, 2, the cod & the... More 

Thank justin r
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361 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service is fine but I found some of the food a little bland for my taste. By the time you an drinks things get a bit pricey especially as I ordered a starter and two main courses and left without being full ...

Thank Montyf1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 19
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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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