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Wahaca Covent Garden

#338 of 17,948 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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Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

You can't go wrong with this place - food is always great and service with a smile ! Very good for vegetarians with lots of options. Food comes at different times, but it's quick and you won't have to wait long. The variety of options makes you want to return again and the price is very reasonable.

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Thank Kit K
Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place had a great atmosphere. We had dinner here and while my daughter describes it as non-authentic Mexican food it was good.

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Thank TravellerWKids
Tring, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food and atmosphere was great, with many people from the London Marathon in there. Few niggling things though, the waitress struggled to understand English, one of our drinks was forgotten, and the portions were rather on the small side. I think I still prefer Cafe Pacifico.

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Thank Marc S
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited Wahaca at St Paul's a while ago and was very disappointed with my unsatisfying burrito. However upon returning to the Covent Garden branch, Wahaca has redeemed itself. Between the three of us we shared six small plates, one frijoles and tortilla chips, and churros. All were delicious! And this was definitely enough food. Our male waiter was so... More 

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Thank Lyds94
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked a table for 15 for Sunday after my Cousin ran the Marathon, food & service was second to none. Nothing was too much trouble WELL DONE

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Thank roddym_australia
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Second trip to this specific restaurant and it did not disappoint. My younger brother ate here with us and he has not had Mexican food before, but he absolutely loved it. We stuck to the street food as we always do as we like to try new things and share dishes. Between us we had 9 dishes and two sides... More 

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Thank Tiana M
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a group of 7 for lunch on Sunday. Our party arrived in 4 separate groups, and we didn't want to order food until everyone had arrived, which the waiting staff seemed to struggle with. None of us had eaten there before and would have appreciated a little more direction from the waiting staff...some people ordered one item, others... More 

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Thank Maltster60
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quite packed for lunch on a Sunday. Seating was no problem though. We have four different kinds of pizzas and all were good. Reasonably priced and service was very good.

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Thank Errol47
WahacaCoventGarden, 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 

Hampshire UK
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy Friday evening but got a table straight away. Service very quick. As novices we plumped for the Mexican Feast and it was a lovely selection. Chocolate churros were to die for! The app for paying is a great idea. Will be back.

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Thank darwindc
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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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was alright, but nothing special. Service, kind. Nice decoration on an underground floor. We found it quite noisy. Families and very young people. Inexpensive. Water is free. I don't think I'd return.

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

Hi Ana, we're so sorry to hear you left unimpressed and would love to hear more about what went wrong if you could get in touch on ola@wahaca.co.uk. 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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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