Lifestyle: Taco Tuesdays (on a Saturday…)

A trip into London can only mean one thing for me and W – time to gorge ourselves at Wahaca. I’ve reviewed it a while back, but I managed to get some pretty good photos this time round. I’ve also found my favourite restaurant – I love the Charlotte Street branch as it’s so light and airy, and the staff seem like they genuinely love their job. The Covent Garden one just seems a bit dark now, and the last time I went the food was a bit heavy and the service rushed. Charlotte Street definitely offers a buzz, but friendly and relaxing service too. AND the best cocktails. Just be sure not to sit under the plants or you may get wet…

 photo c79efcaf-dfe7-4ea6-83be-031f9c95217f_zpswhfmsoqr.jpg photo f25f167a-1d3b-4ac7-bd67-833fc44f48b1_zpsptvnaqen.jpgI couldn’t resist my favourites,¬†Frijoles with Tortilla Chips. I could live off Frijoles, they are amazing. Thick, creamy, full of flavour, tangy cheese, sharp crema. I’ll take a fork to the pot when the chips run out.

 photo b66458f9-d74a-4ce0-b8b9-9bbac06532da_zps3lioogaj.jpgAnother must-order is the Pork Pilbil tacos. I still can’t believe the spicy, juicy pork is tomato free. Topped with spicy pickled onions, and spread with some frijoles, these are heavy in a few (messy) bites.

 photo 9783de3d-592b-4d3a-9b70-592d580bf5ce_zpscymgyofa.jpg photo f9006f6c-79fe-4868-b2ae-6dc1414085da_zpsv6fkssqm.jpgI’ve also fallen quite hard for the new Chicken Pipian tacos. Made with a tomatillo sauce, these are completely different from anything on the menu. They are quite subtle, and I do feel like they need a good squeeze of lime juice, but they are so delicious. Soft chicken, a mild nutty sauce and some crunchy cabbage – they are refreshing in-between spicier dishes.

I stuck to just these tacos this time (W went for a burrito, leaving me to try and not order alllll the street food) as I wanted churros (picture above taken from Wahaca’s site). Word of advice, ask for caramel rather than chocolate sauce. It’s so much better.

I adore Mexican food, it’s just perfect for my need for spiciness, finger food and different textures. Have you been to Wahaca before?

  • Joanne

    Never heard of Wahaca but wow, these tacos look SO good! Especially the first one! <3 I also have a thing for spicy food, but I can't stand too much though!


    • ninegrandstudent

      I highly recommend Wahaca, they’re slowly moving out of London too! x

  • Ah so good! I love wahaca, we have been quite a few times and I love getting heaps of little dishes. Mexican is one of my faves! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • ninegrandstudent

      It’s one of mine too – I love it! x

  • these look so delicious! x

    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

    • ninegrandstudent

      They are, so good! x

  • I’ve only been once because they always seem SO busy but the pork tacos were delish!


    • ninegrandstudent

      They are busy, I definitely recommend the Charlotte Street or City branches as they are much quieter! x

  • Now all I want are some tacos! I never knew there were so many different kinds.

    • ninegrandstudent

      Yep, and they are all so good too! x

  • Jo Fisher

    Love your photography in this post! I’ve been to Wahaca a few times and really adored the food. It’s been a while though so I think I need to go back!

    Thanks for sending me your link after tonight’s chat!

    Jo xx

    She Wears Burgundy

    • ninegrandstudent

      I love Wahaca, it’s definitely one of my favourite places! x