Oh my days, we ate so much food. Like, I genuinely can't remember when I last ate so much. But it was so worth it.
To celebrate the Year of the Taco (apparently that's a Thing so woo!), I was invited to sample some of the Mexican restaurant's finest tacos. And, well, a load of their other foods too. Because yums.
After a long day in the office, I met my old friend Lucy at the Brixton branch of Wahaca, which was surprisingly busy for a random Tuesday evening.
I should say now that I had a bit of a mare photo-wise: upon arriving at Wahaca and whipping out my camera, I realised the battery was dead. Excellent, thought I. It had transpired that I'd accidentally left it on after checking the battery the night before. What. An. Idiot.
So as a result all my photos are taken on iPhone, and I have a really old iPhone, so I do apologise for the quality.
Tbh though the lighting was pretty dim in the restaurant so my snaps were never going to be insanely good.
Dim lighting aside, I really liked the interior of Wahaca. It was exotic and fun, with lots of twinkly lights hanging from the ceiling and a definite holiday vibe.
The menus took the form of paper placemats which although one might say aren't the classiest of affairs, at a place like Wahaca it totally works. You're there for an informal, relaxed, fun evening, so not everything needs to be super snazzy in my opinion.
What the menu is, however, is big. It was jolly hard to choose what to order. I loved that Wahaca have a whole section dedicated to sharing plates, with the idea that you choose two to three per person. Naturally, Lucy and I decided to go down this route and polished off a solid seven dishes between us. Plus puddings. Oh yeah.
To start things off, however, we opted for a cocktail each. In an attempt to get myself into the holiday spirit, I went for the Wahaca Colada, which as far as I could tell wasn't massively different from a classic piña. It was v tasty though. Lucy had the bramble.
So, here's what we chose...
Sweet potato and feta taquitos:
Prawn tacos, which are a new special on the menu:
Two corn tortillas stuffed with chopped prawns spiked with chillies, spring onions and coriander, deep-fried until crispy and topped with a fresh tomato salsa and chipotle. Not too prawny and very good.
Smoky chipotle chicken quesadilla:
Chicken tinga tacos:
it's been scientifically proven that some of us have that gene that means coriander tastes like soap? Yeah, I have it.
But anyway this blog post was not meant to be a rant about coriander. It just ruins so many otherwise perfectly delicious foods and MAKES ME SO ANGRY!
I should calm down.
Whilst I hate coriander, I ADORE plantain! Like massively. So after picking off the devil's herb these tacos were deeeelish, and I was so happy Lucy let me have all three. Thanks, pal.
Corn and bean salad:
Smoky cauliflower cheese:
And so yeah. We ate everything.
Buuuut we were totally still going to have pudding. And I decided a palate cleanser by way of a refreshing drink would be a good move.
For pudding there was only one way we were going to go: churros.
WHAT. A. FEAST.
But I'd loved it.
The staff were friendly, the service was quick, the vibe was relaxed, the food was yummy and it was a really fun evening. I'm pretty sure Mexican is a growing food trend in the UK and I totally see why. I really like trying different foods that you don't find everywhere you go.
And yes, I undid my (poor choice of a high-waisted) skirt as soon as I got home and it felt SO GOOD. Ladies, you know what I'm talking about.
Lucy and I were guests at Wahaca.
Have you ever been to Wahaca? What do you think of Mexican food?