Side Street Style: Wahaca, Cardiff - A family friendly Mexican feast

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Wahaca, Cardiff - A family friendly Mexican feast


*AD - We were kindly invited by Wahaca to try out their family-friendly menus - words and thoughts 100% my own

I love Wahaca, every time I've eaten there I've come away having enjoyed every single plate, I'm a fan of street food style dishes which they offer in perfectly sized portions and their food is authentic, fresh and vibrant, plus the cocktails are really tasty too. Saying all of that it's always been somewhere I've gone with friends and never with my kids so I was really interested to see what they had to offer for younger diners.

I was recently invited to come and try out their family-friendly offerings and as I have a passion of travel and sharing as many cultures and influences with my children, I was really excited for them to try far superior versions of the taco's I make at home. 

So my closest Wahaca is in the centre of the vibrant Welsh capital that is Cardiff, which has become a real hub for foodie delights. The restaurant is very light and airy and spread over 3 floors and I appreciated the clear protocols put in place to help keep both staff and patrons safe while still ensuring there is a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. 


We sat in big comfy diner-style seating and the kids enjoyed the menu that doubled up as an activity sheet while I perused the main menu. The kid's menu is aimed at children up to 8yrs old and while my eldest is slightly above that age I knew I would also be ordering sharing dishes of my own along with some guacamole and tortilla chips to start. The kids menu is £6 and they can choose between a Build Your Own Taco's or Cheesy Toasted Quesadilla Sandwich, both of which offer choices such as adding chicken, steak, fish or seasonal veg and the dish also comes with a drink such as apple fizz or homemade hibiscus cordial.

I decided that I would treat myself to a Virgin Mojito while waiting for our first dishes to arrive and then a Caple Rd Cider (which is one of my favourite ciders) once our food had arrived. Both of my boys opted for the Build Your Own Tacos with one going for the Grilled chicken and the other with the fish and also came with lettuce, cheese, guacamole, tortilla chips and veg stick dippers as well as their own tortillas to fill up how they wished. 

I went for a few different small plates and street food type dishes with my two favourites being the sweet potatoes and feta taquito which came wrapped in a blue corn tortilla and I also loved the cheese and chilli croquetas with tomatillo apple salsa. 


Of course, we couldn't finish the evening without a bit of a sweet treat and the kids each had a small bowl of ice cream from the children's menu, which was small but they were very happy to see the basket of Churros being brought to the table which I shared with them as they were too much for me to eat alone anyway. 

From start to finish the staff were excellent, attentive and knowledgable but also making sure there was a relaxed and informal atmosphere and the evening we visited there was a real mix of people from families to students to groups of friends, with everyone feeling welcome. 

Wahaca as always get's my thumbs up as the food is delicious, seasoned so well and I ate every single crumb of my food and while it's a great place to go for pre-drinks or with friends, it's also a great option for family meals out as you won't be disappointed. 



  1. The food looks and sounds great and I love the decor. It is so nice to get to head out for a bite to eat again

  2. I love love love mexican cuisine and would have it daily if i could, so good and healthy.

  3. I love the place. The kids seemed enjoy the place. The food looks good, too. I would love to visit there someday.

  4. The food looks absolutely delicious here. I am definitely going to have to plan a trip to this restaurant really soon.

  5. I love Wahaca! We have gone a million times, their seasonal menu changes are amazing, and their build your own taco is so fun for little ones.

  6. great food and amazing place it looks like


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