It was always the plan to head to Wahaca in Soho for Sunday lunch during our recent trip, we both suspected that by this point we would need fresh, tasty food and lots of it. I’ve been a fan of Thomasina Miers for years and love watching her TV shows, she’s knows Mexican food and talks with such enthusiasm. She’s happy and that comes across in the food.
We arrived early, and in my case a little fragile (strangely its fresh food I need when hungover and not the typical bacon roll)! You walk into Wahaca and with its bright walls and battered furniture, you feel immediately at ease. Our very attentive waiter explained the menu, made some recommendations and went away to get our drinks giving us time to peruse the menu.
Michelle ordered a mojito, my favourite cocktail of which I had a sip and can safely say its the best either of us have had. I ordered a virgin maria, it hit the spot, settled my stomach and allowed me to concentrate on the important task of lunch! What to order, safe to say we could have eaten everything on the menu, but decided on a selection of smaller street food plates.
We started with bowls of guacamole and frijoles and tortilla chips, fresh and packing a punch on flavour. From there it was a case of trying to narrow down what plates we fancied, we ended up with a selection of pork pibil tacos, steak tacos, black bean tostadas, chicken taquitos, chorizo & potato quesadillas and a side of sweet potato.
Greedy yes; delicious most definitely; were we able to finish everything, no! I would have loved to have had the churros to finish off, but neither of us had space and instead we shared a very tasty and refreshing mango sorbet.
This place has a relaxed vibe. Our waiter was Jorge, he was really friendly, helpful and attentive, but at no point did we feel rushed. I love any place that brings you iced water without asking and keeps it topped up. I should also point out that we got a very pleasant shock when the bill arrived at how little our lunch had cost us, very reasonably priced. We will be back next time we are in London, but might try Canary Wharf next time as our waiter said its got great views across the city.