There was a good atmosphere in the restaurant, and Christmas carols were blasting out! After a warm welcome we were immediately shown to a table by the window where we perused the menu and watched the world go by.
The only difficulty was what to order as everything sounded so tempting. The first thing on the agenda was to order some drinks, so I went for the tempting sounding Twisted Pear cocktail which consisted of a refreshing blend of vodka, William pear, lime and freshly juiced ginger. Meanwhile my dining companion (and designated driver!) chose the Raw Fiyah ginger beer.
We decided on a choice of items to share to start the meal as well as a Burrito each for the main course. An order of sweet potatoes were swiftly devoured, which were sweet and crispy, dressed with smoky caramelised mojo de ajo. A portion of sweet potato and feta Taquitos were equally irresistible, with plenty of feta crumbled over the top of the crispy fried tortilla shells rolled up like cigars.
We also tried an order of rajas tacos, which had plenty of flavour from the filling of chargrilled poblano pepper, spinach, corn and a creamy sauce.
You can’t go to a Mexican eatery and resist having a portion of quesadillas in my opinion, so we went all in by ordering the black bean and cheese variety which were brimming with long cooked tender black beans and plenty of sumptuous cheese. How could I resist a burrito (which has to be one of my favourite ever Mexican foods) so I decided to go for the creamy rajas burrito whilst my dining companion chose the chicken tinga (tender shredded chicken in a chipotle spiced onion and tomato sauce). Both of the burritos were hearty and tasty, packed with plenty of filling and served with a portion of crispy tortilla chips topped with salsa and sour cream.
As if that was not already enough food for one meal, we could not resist dessert especially when I saw salted caramel ice cream on the menu, which was full of flavour and dark chocolate chunks which contrasted so well with the caramel.
Meanwhile my dining companion defaulted to his usual Mexican favourite of churros y chocolate, hot doughnuts covered in sugar and cinnamon served with both chocolate and toffee dipping sauce and I rounded things off with a latte, as I can never go more than a couple of hours without a caffeine fix these days!
Wow, what an epic feast and both the food and the service were excellent. I was so pleased that Wahaca lived up to expectations as I was happy to hear that it was opening in Liverpool. I feel that it is a welcome addition to the Liverpool dining scene, which offers so much choice with more exciting restaurants opening all the time.
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What do you all think, have you dined at Wahaca and what is your favourite Mexican food? As always I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post.
Until next time,