Friday, 27 February 2015

Restaurant review: Wahaca

I visited Wahaca for the first time last weekend after hearing countless positive reviews... I can confirm that I wasn't disappointed.

I've heard loads about Wahaca over the last few months from various sources all over the country. A branch has recently opened in Cardiff so we decided to pop in for an early dinner last Saturday afternoon. The restaurant looked busy at first glance but we were seated straight away in the bright and airy ground floor area.

Wahaca has a massive menu with a range of large dishes and smaller dishes of Mexican street food to share. As it was my first visit, I decided to order one big main dish rather than lots of smaller ones as I didn't want to confuse myself too much... I was also very hungry (as usual) so didn't want to waste lots of time deciding on various combinations. However, Neil ordered some chicken taquitos to go with his burrito so I did sample some of those. The taquitos arrived about 20 seconds after Neil ordered them and were very tasty.

I decided to go for the Mexico City Board as it sounded aaaamazing. I love fajitas at the best of times, but I especially loved the variety of unique fillings offered at Wahaca. The chicken and bacon concoction sounded really delicious so I decided to give it a try. The menu states that the Mexico City Board is 'generous for one'... they're not wrong! 

My meal came with four little tortilla wraps, a generous helping of the divine chicken and bacon filling, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, lettuce and tortilla chips. The chicken and bacon had been cooked in lime and oregano and this is definitely the best fajita filling I've ever had at any restaurant. The whole meal was really delicious and I can't fault it at all. Even the salsa was out of this world, and I don't even like salsa as a general rule. Everything was just so tasty and cooked to perfection. No bland food in sight! 

I love the interior of Wahaca and the Cardiff branch is absolutely huge with three floors. The restaurant has a very relaxed vibe and is obviously popular with big parties of people as well as for couples. The staff were friendly and informative and our food arrived much quicker than you'd usually expect. Everything was fresh and colourful, and I particularly liked the pretty lights. 

The prices at Wahaca are very reasonable for the sheer amount of food you get. Neil's copious burrito was £6.95 and my meal was £10.25, which is considerably cheaper than the equivalent meal at Chimichanga or TGI Friday's. Although the soft drinks are expensive at £2.50 for a small bottle, this now seems to be the case in most restaurants. I definitely want to try a mocktail or cocktail next time we go to Wahaca, and we might try the Wahaca Selection to sample a few different dishes. I can't wait until our next visit!

Have you been to Wahaca? What did you think? 

1 comment:

  1. I visited Wahaca for the first time too last weekend, great minds! I enjoyed it, just wish there was one closer to me than London!


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