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Wahaca Covent Garden review

I love that more restaurants are reviewing their menus to embrace sustainability, plant-based offerings and their carbon footprint. Always keen to add to my list of environment-friendly places to eat, Wahaca’s new additions to its menu piqued my interest as did their eco-credentials. Here’s my Wahaca Covent Garden review.

Carbon Neutral

Wahaca was actually the first UK restaurant to be certified as carbon neutral back in 2016. The business has a passion for sustainability, with all ingredients sourced as locally as possible. If they do need transport, it is with care for the environment.

As well as adding plant-based and ethical dishes, Wahaca’s menu now shows the overall greenhouse gas emissions of every dish by giving it a low, medium or high carbon rating. This helps diners to make the best decisions they can.

I was invited to try out some of the new summer dishes as well as sample to firm classics on the menu. I visited the Covent Garden branch when I was in London for work. Anytime Wahaca want to open a branch in Birmingham, I’m all for it!

Impressive menu

First up, let’s delve into their drinks. I’m not much of a cocktail drinker, but when in Rome and all that. Or when in Mexico, indulge in a Margarita. I have to say, Wahaca’s version is delicious. It’s a perfect balance of sweet and sour, with a zingy lime hit. I’d definitely indulge on future visits.

One of their new menu items is the Devon crab & avocado tostadas. The crab is sourced from Britain which is great for reducing air miles, and it is packed with flavour too. The tostadas have a lovely hum from chipotle mayo and pink pickled onions.

Prior to my visit to Wahaca, I didn’t know that Ceasar salad originated in Mexico. It’s a particularly exciting discovery however, because it means that my favourite salad is now on the Wahaca menu. And they do it so well. Baby gem lettuce, crispy capers, tortilla strips, veggie parmesan shavings an and a killer dressing. You can add chicken for an extra £3 if you want to make it more substantial.

I also tried out Wahaca’s nachos, and chicken and avocado tacos. The nachos are such a huge portion, but luckily I’m always hungry! The tacos are delightful too, with a hearty topping of avocado that blends beautifully with the chicken.

I’m a massive Mexican food fan so Wahaca was an amazing experience for me. I’m so pleased I finally have tasted their stunning food and tried out some of the new menu additions for this Wahaca Covent Garden review.

For information, I had two low-carbon dishes and two medium-carbon dishes. I’m happy with that, although next time I’ll aim for more low-carbon dishes.

Keep up the good work, Wahaca!


I was given a voucher towards the cost of my meal for the purposes of this review. As always the provision of free products or services does not influence my views, which remain my own and honest.

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