When Wahaca hit Brighton we were really excited to try a new Mexican restaurant as it’s definitely the type of food we cook most at home. If you read our previous review you’ll know that we were let down on our first visit. However, they very kindly invited us back to try their summer menu and see if they could change our minds.
When talking to people about Wahaca, the most common response is always “that place is amazing I love it” and up until last Saturday we didn’t really see what all the fuss was about. I’m now so glad we had the opportunity to go back, because it’s somewhere we’ll definitely head back to in the future.
We started the evening off with a couple of cocktails. We both had Margaritas, Josh opted for the classic (£6.95) and I chose the passion fruit flavour (£6.95). We both preferred the classic option as the passion fruit was a bit too strong.
For dinner we opted for a variety of the small plates again as you get to test a larger section of the menu and it helps with my food envy because we can share everything.
First out were the black bean and cheese quesadillas (£3.75) which we definitely enjoyed more than last times choice of chorizo and potato. It’s something we’re definitely going to try again at home too as they’d be so cheap and easy to make!
Next was one of their summer specials, the Devon crab tostada (£6.50). Crab meat mixed with mayo, lime and tomatoes, served with lettuce and tostadas. These were in Josh’s top 3 dishes for the evening, but probably came last on my list, just down to personal preference. The crab was incredibly fresh though and it’s a great summer dish!
The sweet potato & feta taquitos (£3.95) were in both of our top 3 favourite dishes and I wouldn’t hesitate in ordering it again. Everything on the dish complimented each other so well, the roasted sweet potato flavour really came through and the chipotle mayo on top was to die for.
Next up, another summer special! Chorizo & cheese tacos (£5.50), so tasty and definitely one of my favourites.
We saved last times favourite til last as we couldn’t help ourselves ordering it again. The battered cod baja tacos (£5.50), with shredded slaw and chipotle mayo. It’s the dream. I can’t really say anything else about it – it’s just delicious!
What better way to end the evening than with some churros and chocolate (£4.35)? I kicked myself for not ordering these last time and the portion size was perfect after such a big meal.
So, Wahaca have definitely changed our minds about them. However this time we had a table booked so we didn’t have to wait around which was definitely what affected our experience the most last time. I’d definitely recommend heading down there, but maybe only if you’re going before 6pm so you can get a table!
*Wahaca invited us to review but as always, all views are honest and our own*