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Wahaca Waterloo

119 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UL, England
+44 20 3697 4140
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“tacos” (38 reviews)
“burrito” (37 reviews)
“guacamole” (31 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
119 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UL, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here before A Christmas Carol. Had to book very early to reserve a table but got a good 2-hour slot. Food was great and servers were super friendly but there were two problems with service. First, it took a long time for servers...More

Thank billylinguist
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was good, tasty and hot, when it eventually arrived. The service was dire! Slow, the server had an attitude. We had to ask for our dinner twice, 40 minutes to arrive. Then we had to wait ages and ask twice for dessert as...More

Thank TimSeabrook
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wahaca has been one of my favourites in london for a while. The food is fresh, full of flavour and always on point! Love that they have new items on the menu all the item so I have a reason to never stop going! Loyal...More

Thank G_foodietravlr1212
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This used to be my favourite Mexican chain but now it is just very average. Their pulled pork tacos were one of the best around but now they are just mediocre. To be honest everything was average we left slightly disappointed. Don't think we'll be...More

2  Thank Saintlysinner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a great place to pop into and grab some quick, yummy mexican food. The menu is varied although I always have the street food as I can never decide on one thing. Wine comes in many sizes which I always find useful....More

Thank Antcav18
WahacaWaterloo, Manager at Wahaca Waterloo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi! I am exactly the same when comes to choosing in restaurants. An option of small dishes is perfect for trying lots of different flavours at once, so really happy to hear you like our street food options. Hopefully we'll see you again soon. Thanks,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a family dinner here before a theatre show at the Old Vic. We had booked in advance so were seen to quickly and seated efficiently. We ordered a couple of starter dishes to share, some main dishes and a side of sweet potato...More

Thank gethin130698
WahacaWaterloo, Manager at Wahaca Waterloo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, We are really sorry to hear your experience wasn't up to scratch. Our food is made fresh to order so normally comes out separately, however by the sounds of it your food came out at very different times which effected your experience. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Wahaca and we were very impressed. We had a selection of the small dishes, a bit like a Mexican Tapas, but main dishes are also available. The food and service were excellent - this is not a typical European...More

Thank CavalinoRampante
WahacaWaterloo, Manager at Wahaca Waterloo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us here in Waterloo. Really impressed to hear you thought our Mexican restaurant was that bit better than your usual. We hope you will come and visit us again soon. Thanks again, Helen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came with my 2 kids and brother and experience a terrible service since we arrive our spanish waiter took my order halfway as he went to talk to anotber table (twice) then he said am not your waiter i only took your order and...More

Thank Andres D
WahacaWaterloo, Manager at Wahaca Waterloo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us in Waterloo and we are sorry to hear it wasn't a good experience. If you have the time we would like some more information from you about your visit. We take comments such as these very...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ran across.this place . I was reluctant to go to a Mexican restaurant outside of America. But it was tasty. Enchiladas had nice tomAto.sauce and wife.had tasty fish tacos. Nice decor and.good selection of Mexican beers. Didn't have chips and salsa provided with meal....More

Thank Dan L
WahacaWaterloo, Manager at Wahaca Waterloo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review us in Waterloo. Glad to hear you enjoyed the enchiladas so much. The veggie ones are one of my favourite off the menu!! We hope you will think of us again next time you are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Wahaca Waterloo and we shall certainly return. All the food was lovely and fresh, and quite easily the best Mexican food we have had in the UK. All the flavours were perfectly balanced and the food arrived very quickly...More

2  Thank SuperSarah2017
WahacaWaterloo, Manager at Wahaca Waterloo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Really happy to hear Cris enhanced your experience with us and we'll make sure we'll pass on the feedback to him and give him the praise he deserves. Hopefully we'll see...More

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Jane O
28 November 2015|
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Response from EmilyWahaca | Property representative |
Hi Jane! We take some reservations for larger groups (6+) up to around 6pm, give the restaurant a call on 0203 697 4140. But as others have answered, if there's a wait for a restaurant table you can grab a margarita and some... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3697 4140
  • E-mail
Delicious Mexican street food on the corner of Waterloo Road and the Cut. Walls are constructed from recycled railway sleepers and over 4 miles of bright yellow cord make up the relaxed seating, bringing the bright colours of a Oaxacan market to this corner of South London.
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