Capturing the taste of Mexico - Wahaca, Cardiff
When it comes to food both John and I love trying something new, fresh, colourful and full of flavour and we are lovers of world dishes, market and street style delights so it's obvious that Wahaca is a popular choice with us and we recently popped in to try out some new dishes they have added to their menu.
We were lucky that the sun was shining which meant we could enjoy sitting outside, people watching while having a cheeky cocktail and enjoying a very rare date lunch without the kids, although Wahaca do have a fantastic kids menu our youngest currently thinks is hilarious making it his mission to climb out of any and every highchair. It also meant we could take a moment to savour each dish as well as a chance for John and I to catch up with each other and enjoy a good chat.
To start off with I indulged in a classic Margarita made with Mexican agave and John went for colourful Hibiscus Gin and Tonic which was delicious and the perfect way to cool down and get the taste buds going. We decided to pick an array of dishes with John being a meat eater and myself going with the vegetarian options.
I couldn't resist a trying out something from the market treats and went for the new Summer Pea & Mint Empanadas which are crispy little parcels filled with crushed peas, feta and mint drizzled with Wahaca spicy sauce. I also had the smokey Black bean and Cheese Quesadilla as well as the lighter corn and bean salad sprinkled with seeds and chunks of avocado.
John also decided to try the Summer Pea & Mint Empanadas as well as the Grilled British Steak Tacos and Smokey Chicken and Avocado tostadas. We also shared some sweet potato and spicy slaw and thats what I love about Wahaca is it's food meant for sharing, the Mexican version of tapas.
As the food is cooked from scratch there and then, they come at different times which is quite exciting as you don't know what's coming next and we didn't have to wait to long for any of them. Even though we were both completely stuffed we just couldn't resist something a little sweet and shared a small bowl of Churros y chocolate because I mean it's wouldn't be a Mexican feast without these finger donut delights and they went perfectly with an espresso and a shot of Mexican hot chocolate.
I am always a little bit in two minds about chain's as we usually opt for independent eateries but I am so glad that Wahaca decided to come to Cardiff as it's certainly added to the ever growing food scene here and the service is always friendly and welcoming and we have never been disappointed with the fresh and flavoursome food and it captures that summer vibe perfectly.
We were invited to try out the new Wahaca menu, words and options 100% our own