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Wahaca Mexican Street Food Southbank London

I always enjoy dining at Wahaca, especially the shipping container branch near London’s Southbank Centre. There are plenty of outdoor seats with views over the River Thames, making it the perfect spot to enjoy lunch or dinner. The Wahaca Street Food menu is full of flavour with exciting and seasonal ingredients. On our recent visit, we shared vegetarian, vegan and plant-based options. We have a few favourites like the Plantain Tacos, Black Bean and Cheese Quesadilla, Sweet Potato and Feta Taquito and the Churros with Chocolate Dipping Sauce. You’ll always find new dishes added to the menu, which keeps things interesting, like the Hibiscus-Glazed Aubergine Taco. If you’re looking for the best places to eat on the Southbank, Mexican restaurants in SE1 or tacos and burritos near the London Eye, you’ll love Wahaca Southbank.

wahaca mexican street food southbank london

“The shipping container Wahaca on London’s Southbank is an idyllic place to relax while you share street food tacos, quesadillas and a few small plates of Mexican inspired dishes with your friends,” Homegirl London

Wahaca Mexican Street Food Menu

The Plantain Tacos are always delicious and a firm favourite of ours. The soft corn tortillas are filled with plantain, hibiscus, crema and crumbled feta. We replicate this at home, but waiting for plantains to become perfectly ripe is a bore, so I’m happy whenever I can get a plantain meal at a restaurant.

wahaca plantain tacos

We tried the new Hibiscus-Glazed Aubergine Taco, with pine nut mole, toasted almonds and thin slices of radish. It was excellent, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Other taco options include Grilled Halloumi Al Pastor, Chargrilled Steak and Cheese, Slow Cooked Beef Brisket, Grilled Chicken with Avocado, Buttermilk Chicken and Pork Pibil.

wahaca quesadillas

Quesadillas are flour tortillas with fillings, folded over and toasted. We chose the Black Bean with Three Cheese which was satisfying and comforting. The Grilled Chicken Club, Trealy Farm Chorizo and Pork Pibil are options for meat-eaters.

wahaca sweet potato and feta taquito

We like the Sweet Potato and Feta Taquito from the small plates section, a fried blue corn tortilla filled with caramelised onion, salsa and chipotle mayo. It’s lovely and crispy when you bite into it, which crumbles into your mouth, yummy!

wahaca summer bean and feta tostadas

A new dish we tried was the Summer Bean and Feta Tostadas. The zesty chickpeas, borlotti beans, organic peas, and salsa was appealing. Devon Crab and Avocado was another new Tostada option.

wahaca chargrilled tenderstem broccoli

Other small plates include Chargrilled Tenderstem Broccoli, Crispy Cauliflower Bites, Cheese and Chilli Croquetas. The Sides range from Sweet Potatoes to Frijoles and Chipotle Lime Slaw. Larger meals include Grilled Chicken or Roast Aubergines Enchilada along with a selection of Burritos.

wahaca churros

If you have room left, share a pot of Churros with Chocolate Sauce, it’s our favourite. Otherwise, it’s Chocolate and Pecan Brownie, Banoffee Enchilada, Ice Cream or Sorbet.

The tacos cost £5.95-£7.95, Quesadillas cost £5.95-6.95, Smalls Plates cost £5.25-6.95, Burritos are £9.50-10.95 and Desserts cost £5.95-6.95.

wahaca southbank london mexican soft drinks

Homeboy always orders Horchata, a sweet Mexican drink made from blending white rice with cinnamon sticks that soak overnight with vanilla, sugar and ground cinnamon flavouring. I often opt for the Hibiscus Drink. Other options include Beer, Cider, Wine and Margaritas; cheers to that!

Wahaca Mexican Street Food Southbank London Information

The Wahaca at Southbank is my favourite because it’s inside eight recycled shipping containers. The industrial décor with the terrace and the views across the Thames make this a special place. To find out more, visit the  Wahaca Website. The address of this Wahaca Restaurant is Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SE1 8XX. Waterloo is the nearest station. The current opening times are Monday to Saturday from 11.45 am until 11 pm and Sunday from 11.45 am until 10 pm. Please read my Ten Things To Do In The South Bank London post if you want to explore more.

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. I only write about restaurants where I had a good experience. I recommend that you undertake further research as restaurant standards fluctuate, as do opinions. Please check if the restaurant is still in business and the opening times before you go. If you discover that this restaurant has closed, contact me to remove it from my blog.