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66 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4HG
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 12noon-11pm, Sun 12noon-10.30pm
 
PRICES
Tapas £3.25 - £4.25, Larger plates £6 - £10 | Average Meal £14
 

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WahacaIt doesn't get much hotter than Mexican market food and Thomasina Miers (praised for her bold cooking style when she won MasterChef 2005) is hot stuff right now too. With this, her first Wahaca restaurant, she injects pale Londoners with some colour. The simple menu borrows heavily from traditional Mexican ingredients, but instead of travelling to South America for them (that would be bad), most are locally sourced - which is good. You may be surprised to learn that they use habanero chillies from not so far away in Devonshire. Bread-based dishes are the mainstay from tacos and taquitos to quesadillas and burritos followed by churros y chocolate for an indulgent dessert. The small tapas-like dishes make it a great option for sharing families and kids enjoy the bright and cheery surroundings. The light wood interior and tins of non-perishable goods decorating the walls make for a fun, buzzy atmosphere and that fact the you can't book makes it more of an impromptu place - well, you wouldn't be able to book at a Mexican market either.

 

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St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Wahaca
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £136  39% off
The Strand, WC2N | 2 minutes from Wahaca
Located within walking distance from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross is ideal for guests looking to be near to all the ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £128  34% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from Wahaca
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Benito's Hat
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
19 New Row, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Wahaca
Following the success (read queues) of their first restaurant in Fitzrovia, Benito's Hat are springing up all over London bringing their unique brand of Mexican food ... More
 
 
 
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Lupita - Central
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
13 - 15 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Wahaca
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Cafe Pacifico
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
5 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Wahaca
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15 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E9HE | 1 minute from Wahaca
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Thai Pot
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1 Bedfordbury, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Wahaca
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TGI Friday's
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
6 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Wahaca
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February 2019 to 28th March 2020
Wahaca, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Wahaca
Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical to have an all-female creative team, ...More
 
 
 
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Touching The Void
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th November 2019 to 29th February 2020
Wahaca, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Wahaca
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Uncle Vanya
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th January to 2nd May 2020
Wahaca, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y | 6 minutes from Wahaca
Toby Jones plays the disaffected Uncle Vanya while Richard Armitage is the local doctor Astrov as Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson - who directed a landmark production ...More
 
 
 
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Wahaca
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road on 16th November 1899 and was owned by Charles Wyndham. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's The ... More
 
 
 
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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Wahaca
The Arts Theatre was built in 1927 as a members club, which allowed it to circumvent the censorship laws and perform unusual and avant garde fare. ... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Wahaca
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Wahaca
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Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Wahaca
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Wahaca
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Pan de Vie
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
5 New Row, WC2N | 2 minutes from Wahaca
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Hardys Original Sweet Shop
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25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Wahaca
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 5 minutes from Wahaca
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes from Wahaca
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 9 minutes from Wahaca
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Wahaca
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London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Wahaca
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25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Wahaca
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Wahaca
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Salisbury
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90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Wahaca
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Wahaca
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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Blame Gloria
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 1 minute from Wahaca
A subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, tunes and parties, Blame Gloria is a basement bar in Covent Garden where the wallpaper is based on ... More
 
 
 
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Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Wahaca
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The Den St Martins Lane
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45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Wahaca
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Wahaca
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Wahaca
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Wahaca
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
 

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English National Opera: Orpheus and Eurydice
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For the first time ever the National Gallery stages an exhibition on the portraits of French artist Paul Gauguin. From ...More

 
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