Wahaca restaurant, Canary Wharf, London

One of the things that I truly love about London is that it can always surprise me. And not in the “Yeah I somewhat expected this” way. No, no. I am talking the real thing here. Like eating a cactus taco. As the friendly waiter at Wahaca noted wisely

“You probably didn’t wake up today thinking, oh I feel like eating cacti.”

Spot on observation. I woke up to the thought of shopping, but that’s a whole different topic.

Cactus taco at Wahaca restaurant, Canary Wharf, London

Cactus taco

The Wahaca restaurant we went to is located in the London financial district, overlooking Canada square, and is probably not the type of touristic place you would consider if you are a first time visitor. Luckily, downtown London offers two more restaurants of the Wahaca chain so keep your eyes peeled for those, and you can thank me later.

Wahaca restaurant, Canary Wharf, London

Wahaca restaurant, Canary Wharf, London

The restaurant serves both tapas style dishes to share as well as full portions for the most hungry ones. The typical Mexican feel is gently mixed with tasteful interior design that resides on top of clarity and simplicity. The dishes have some air of sophistication to them. Seemingly simple combinations develop on so many levels once they touch the palate.

And if this is not sufficient, there are always the desserts. A classic churros y chocolate is a must if you want to experience real Mexicanicity. Don’t arch your brows in disbelieve. Once you try them, you will know Mexicanicity is a word.

Churros y chocolate at Wahaca restaurant, Canary Wharf, London

Churros y chocolate



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