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Wahaca Covent Garden

66 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HG, England
+44 20 7240 1883
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (137 reviews)
“guacamole” (117 reviews)
“churros” (79 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
66 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HG, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Popped in for a quick pre theatre dinner with a kid. Service is above average, very friendly and made up for a (rather funny) error without any protest or grumpiness (setting themselves above the typical London mid priced restaurant service experience). Atmosphere was generally buzzy...More

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Dropped into this restaurant purely by chance. The waitress was very polite and keen to tell us about the food they provide and advise on what to try if a first time caller. To be honest I wasn't sure I was going to like the...More

Thank P2271PStimw
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good food and atmosphere, with lively veggie options. However the constant pressure to order / leave as soon as food (But not drinks) were finished mean I would not return. It felt more like a fast food joint than a restaurant where we could enjoy...More

Thank Ru P
WahacaCoventGarden, General Manager at Wahaca Covent Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your review! I'm sorry your visit wasnt up to your expectations, we normally ge tit right 99% of times. Please contact me at ed@wahaca.co.uk so we can discuss this further!! Have a great day! Ed

Reviewed 4 days ago

Wahaca never fails to deliver. Its take on Mexican street food hits the spot on every time, big on taste and a friendly atmosphere - this place hits the spot. The Covent Garden branch makes for a great pre-theatre option as the service is prompt,...More

Thank historyboy65
WahacaCoventGarden, General Manager at Wahaca Covent Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank 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

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Delicious food, that had been arriving promptly. A really good mojito. But mostly our eating experience will not be forgotten easily, thanks to a lovely guy Andre, that had served us. He was there when we needed his help and he left us in peace,...More

Thank Ola K
WahacaCoventGarden, General Manager at Wahaca Covent Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank 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

Reviewed 6 days ago

We're from Texas, so the idea of spending one of our London dinners on Mexican food seemed somewhat ridiculous at the start. Boy were we wrong! First off, rest assured that Wahaca isn't Tex-Mex; rather, it's more "Mexican Market" food, and every dish that our...More

Thank Jay M
WahacaCoventGarden, General Manager at Wahaca Covent Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank 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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in London for some sightseeing with a friend from Madrid, and decided to go to Wahaca as we have been a number of times previously and had an enjoyable meal. This place is normally great for people with dietary requirements, they have a...More

Thank M3hulP
WahacaCoventGarden, General Manager at Wahaca Covent Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal and great friendly service!! Had been to TGI fridays and waited more than 30 minutes with no service, so left and went over the road to Wahaca. Nice to be greeted by someone with a big smile and a choice of...More

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WahacaCoventGarden, General Manager at Wahaca Covent Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for a such nice review! Great choice on coming over to Wahaca!!. I'm glad you had a lovely time. Hope you see you again soon. Please contact me at ed@wahaca.co.uk next time you are around!! Have a great day! Ed

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food at a good price and choices for people who need to be gluten free. The waiting staff are knowledgeable, helpful and the service is good. This is important as this restaurant is in theatre land so it is a good place for a...More

Thank Roger T
WahacaCoventGarden, General Manager at Wahaca Covent Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank 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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having never been here before I had no idea what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. The menu is varied and great for veggies and the whole idea of getting lots if small dishes to share is great as you actually get to try...More

Thank tabbytoes
WahacaCoventGarden, General Manager at Wahaca Covent Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tabbytoes What a review! Thank you for spending time writing the review, we really appreciate it!! Also well done for spotting my weird strategy on getting customers back and I really enjoyed the fact that you were worried!! so here we go again. I'm...More

Nearby
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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
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Questions & Answers
Soumya A
19 May 2017|
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Response from Dorlcote | Reviewed this property |
Yes lots of vegetarian options . My daughter's friend a vegetarian and she loves it !
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lynda v
16 April 2017|
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Response from EmilyWahaca | Property representative |
Hi Lynda - definitely! You can see our gluten advice menu on our website, and our team can advise on lactose on the day. Often this just requires removing a cheese or crema garnish. Hope we'll see you soon.
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Ang B
30 March 2017|
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Response from johngfry55 | Reviewed this property |
Yes just ring them to make a booking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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