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Wahaca Covent Garden

#319 of 17,833 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Covent Garden
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66 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HG, England
+44 20 7240 1883
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fast and nice food, friendly guys. Tacos are great! And quesadilla was like in Mexico- City. 🙏🏻 We were very happy to discover this small Mexican island 👏🏻 Great job! We will come back for sure!

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Thank Iris F
England
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363 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We fancied a Mexican this night. We must have been lucky to have been seated straight away as the queue was building up behind us and some decided not to wait. We were helped with our selection and for a very reasonable price had a great taste experience. Not the best Mexican I'd been to but a lively fun place... More 

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Thank ILP-JP
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely time, excellent food. especially recommend the fish tacos. Lovely service, just had to sit close to other customers which spoiled the intimacy a little.

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Thank Maria W
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited this restaurant while in Covent Garden; had to wait to be seated and the restaurant is accessed below ground level via a flight of stairs. Although the food was tasty enough, I found the place a bit on the noisy side with waiters bustling around to seat people making the place a busy hive of activity, not quite... 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!! You wont regret! Have a great day! Ed More 

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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been before I was keen to show my friends this fab restaurant. We hadn't booked and arrived about 5pm on a Saturday evening and luckily was able to get a table for 9! We ordered around 18 dishes between us so that we could sample different types of food. One friend is gluten free and was catered for accordingly.... More 

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1 Thank 1972nessie
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 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely dire service, walked in at 12 and they were still having their team meeting so just ignored us, when I walked over to sit down I was waved away and shouted at, saying theyre not ready yet. Waited for 5 more minutes in reception, not even an acknowledgement from the staff that walked by, so we walked out. Plenty... More 

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Thank jcbristol_12
EmilyWahaca, Manager at Wahaca Covent Garden, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to review. We're so sorry to hear about this - could you drop us a line on ola@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. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent menu and food really tasty. We went on a Tuesday and all tacos are £1. Staff were really helpful and talked you through the menu options. Great value for Covent Garden. Recommend.

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1 Thank Diane W
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 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Late sunday lunch visit, was busy so had to wait, not a problem but would have been nice to been offered drinks. Were seated at a decent table, nice under the warm heaters on a cold wet day, lovely and toasty. Initially the service was good, the chap went through things on the menu, specials and took our order. Waited... More 

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Thank 2013barnaby
EmilyWahaca, Manager at Wahaca Covent Garden, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to review and we're really sorry to hear the service was lacking when you came in. This shouldn't be characteristic of a trip with us so if you'd be kind enough to drop us a line on ola@Wahaca.co.uk with some more details we'd love to pick up with the staff in question to... More 

Andalucia, Spain
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food, service and atmosphere are second to none. Imaginative dishes beautifully presented and a huge range to choose from. Very good value for money. Will make sure I return whenever in London.

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1 Thank Diana767
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 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff (service got a bit slow later on), but the food is nothing special. Portions for the starters were very small, the sweet potato chips tasted odd, and the main course was average. Very expensive for an uninteresting meal. Will not be visiting again in a hurry.

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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
USD 9 - USD 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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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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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