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Wahaca Cardiff

51-53 The Hayes, St David's Dewi Sant, Cardiff, CF10 1GA

(((() Mexican
Main course: £9
Food spend: £15
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday : 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday : 12:00 - 22:30

Fresh and flavoursome and good service

Clare Trudgeon 21 September 2016
from Cardiff

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With colourful Mexican market-style dishes and an energetic ambience, Wahaca Cardiff is an exciting setting for central American dining. Communal tables create a friendly buzz, and there is an upstairs cocktail bar for colourful mixes and premium tequilas and mezcals.

All the colour, zing and spice of Mexican street food stalls is crammed into the Wahaca menu. Home-cooked tortilla chips with irresistible lime juice-infused guacamole and tangy salsa are perfect to share over a cocktail, moving on to sharing plates of gluten-free corn tacos, filled with mouth-watering slow-cooked pork shoulder in a signature Yucatecan marinade with spicy pink pickled onions. Quesadillas oozing with melted cheese come with smoky black beans or smoky chipotle chicken, while the scallop and shrimp ceviche is served with fresh tostadas. Other market treats include generously filled burritos, and even toasted cornbread with chipotle honey butter.

The Wahaca drink menu showcases the finest tequila and mezcal, which also go into their signature cocktails. There are colourful takes on classic recipes, as well as fruity mocktails and Mexican beers. For dessert, diners can enjoy churros with warm melted chocolate, and delicate sorbets.

Wonderfully informal and with a great selection of dishes, Wahaca Cardiff is 6 minutes' walk from Cardiff Central Rail Station.

Wahaca Cardiff

51-53 The Hayes, St David's Dewi Sant, Cardiff, CF10 1GA

Contact +44 2921670414

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Customer reviews for Wahaca Cardiff

4.3 (((() (based on 25 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (18)
  • lunch (16)
  • trendy (14)
  • large parties (11)
  • value (9)
  • child friendly (4)
  • al fresco (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • business (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • ((((( by from Cardiff

    Fresh and flavoursome and good service

  • ((((( by from London

    A lovely experience (as always with this chain) great food, great service, lovely wine :) thanks!

  • ((*** by from Newport

    It was OK, nothing more. It was a Saturday night and it felt like 'they' wanted us in and out as quick as they could to release the table for more paying customers.................the quickest £55 I've ever spent !!!

  • ((((( by from Cardiff

    Lovely meal good service and free birthday shots- always a winner!

  • ((((( by from Barry

    We went to celebrate our Daughter's 18th Birthday. The waitress Bambi was very professional and helpful. All the staff were friendly. The food was brilliant, They even brought out a birthday candle in the Churros at the end.

  • ((((( by from Cardiff

    Cool surroundings. Knowledgable and helpful waiting staff. Great tasting food!

  • ((((( by from Cardiff

    Tapas was a hit with the whole party!

  • ((*** by from Cardiff

    Food excellent but meal ruined because of door being left open by staff going in and out to diners outside.... The cold wind blowing right in my direction ! Also table next to me felt it too! Did mention it a member of staff who later said did I want a poncho. He was being sarcastic!! When booking the meal I said it was for my birthday .. Didn't even acknowledge that!

  • ((((* by from Cardiff

    Fabulous food quick service - pay app on phone amazing.

  • ((((* by from Newport

    It was our first visit loved the food and the service was fab. Our waiter was zack he was so helpful explaining everything to us. And couldn't do enough for us. Only thing we didn't like was the seating, my husband and I were placed by a load of children.

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