Wahaca – Mexican street food in E20

I thought I would have a lot of time to create and blog this summer, but I forgot that we were open housing to our American family and friends. While this means our house has been busy, filled with laughter, mess, children, teenage boys, old friends, new friends, and the poor oven (which actually blew a fuse yesterday and had to be fixed pronto) has been well used, it’s left me virtually no time to blog.

Today we have been looking after “the kids” while their parents spent a day in London looking at museums. They head back to California tomorrow, so A kindly agreed to babysit while we met them in Westfield, London E20 for dinner.

We settled on Wahaca, a funky looking Mexican place and was guided around the extensive menu by our server. I opted for a cactus taco, chicken taquito and spicy slaw washed down with a glass of water and, oh yes a Hibiscus Margaritta.

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This was the chicken taquito

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the cactus taco

I have to say, it wasn’t the spiciest Mexican I had eaten, though J said her ceviche was very hot, but the food was well cooked, presented beautifully, and once again, the service was amazing. They also had nice little touches, a newspaper with interesting articles, and the menu on the back. The restaurant was well lit, funky little tables and chairs and great graffiti inspired artwork.

Was the food value for money? There were for four of us for dinner, three of us had alcohol, we had a shared starter and main course, no dessert or coffee and the bill came in at less than £60.00.

All in all, this was a great street food restaurant, and if you find yourself in Westfield, Stratford, E20 go give them a try.