Colourfully vibrant, packed with flavour and perfect for sharing – a street food feast for two at Wahaca has all that’s needed for a deliciously different date-night this February. With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, the Mexican restaurant group has expanded its collection of sustainable set menus for two, as well as debuting some tasty new specials to mark the occasion.
Wahaca’s Set menus for two are the suitably-shareable selections of delicious, sustainable street food dishes – and with Classics, Favourites and Veggie set menus available, couples can focus on gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes rather than worrying over what to order (prices from £37 for two). Just launched too is a plant-based sharing menu – from Ancho mushroom tacos to Zesty bean tostadas and Black bean & vegan cheese quesadillas, the new Vegan set menu (£38 for two) takes in some of Wahaca’s tastiest plant-powered dishes and is perfect for a vegan Valentine’s.
Street food fans feeling inspired to enjoy more plant-based eating in 2022 will love the new Falafel tacos (£6.25). Known as a “Mollote” in Mexico, the falafel-like bites that fill the two tortillas are made with chickpeas, beetroot and mushroom along with a mix of toasted spices. They’re packed full of flavour and texture on their own, but when layered with sweet red onions, fresh tomatillo-guac and a spicy vegan habanero cashew crema the result is a taco that’s marvellously moreish as well as being completely meat-free. Share if you can bear!
Couples feeling fruity this February can raise a romantic glass to their loved one with the new Pineapple mezcal sour (£7.95) – all the smokiness of a mezcal-based cocktail but with a hint of sweetness provided by the pineapple and a squeeze of fresh lime to give a zesty citrus lift. Traditionally sours are made frothy with egg white but this one stays true to Wahaca’s sustainable principles by using the leftover chickpea water from its Bean tostada street food dish instead – so it’s totally vegan as well as being perfectly planet-friendly.
The new specials are available now and 20p from the price of each will be donated to charities close to Wahaca’s heart, both in Mexico and the UK.
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Wahaca was born in 2007 from a love of fresh, honest Mexican Market food. First inspired by Thomasina Miers’ travels to the country and her stint living in Mexico City, she and co-founder Mark Selby later set about recreating Mexico’s vibrant flavours and social dining culture at home in the UK with fresh and exciting dishes made for sharing, as per the gregarious style of Mexican eating.
Leading the wave of fresh Mexican food for almost fifteen years, Wahaca was recently named by Londoners as their favourite restaurant (YouGov, 2019). Its recipes, such as guacamole freshly made in each restaurant every day with fresh lime juice and ripe Hass avocados or the signature pork pibil tacos made with free range British pork, have helped Wahaca build a huge following of fans who collectively eat 3 million tacos a year across our restaurants.
With 13 restaurants across the UK, each site-specific designs references the terroir of the local areas and their style of street art, Wahaca transports diners on a journey of discovery, straight to the streets of Mexico – creating fun and dynamic spaces where guests can enjoy great food and experience the many and varied different styles of cooking that Mexican food has to offer.
In 2016, Wahaca was the first UK restaurant to be certified as carbon neutral, and in keeping with its passion for sustainability, all ingredients are sourced as locally as possible, or grown and transported with care for the environment. Fish is of the highest sustainability accreditation (MSC certification) and each Wahaca restaurant is designed to the highest sustainability levels.