Wahaca confirms Edinburgh opening date
For those amongst us who love Mexican food, then you’ll be pleased to hear Wahaca have confirmed that they will be opening their doors at 16 South Andrew Street on October 10th, bringing its award-winning style of Mexican market eating to Edinburgh.
The Wahaca Edinburgh menu will offer a wide selection of sharing street food dishes such as the signature Pork pibil tacos, Devon crab and MSC shrimp taquitos and Corn, black bean and guacamole tostadas. Also available will be bigger plates, if like us you don’t do sharing food well, such as the Mexico City style chicken enchiladas, two classic enchiladas filled with grilled chicken, tomato salsa roja and topped with melted cheese; MSC grilled cod fillet dressed with guajillo and parsley pesto salsas served with green rice and salad; or a British Bavette Steak, the Mexican way, marinated in a pasilla rub, served with smoky chipotle salsa and green rice. Wahaca also has a regularly changing specials menu, which allows guests to experiment with different Mexican flavours and ingredients. October’s specials will be the Poblano Taco, a crisp breaded poblano pepper, grown especially for Wahaca by Riverford Organic, topped with tomatillo and fresh tomato salsa and the Lamb Taquito consisting of slow-cooked British lamb marinated in ancho chilli and orange and rolled in a crispy, fried tortilla.
Since launching its first restaurant in 2007, Wahaca has flown the flag for Mexico’s culture, food and drink. A large part of this are the traditional 100% artisan agave mezcals and tequilas that Wahaca handpicks and are a mainstay on the drinks menu. Wahaca’s cocktails blend the best tequila with much-loved Mexican flavours such as the Passion fruit or Tamarind Margarita as well as some British classics shaken up the Mexican way like the Hibiscus gin & tonic or the Wahaca Mule. New to the menu this summer is a range of Mezcal & Tonics available in four variations to be enjoyed as both a pre-dinner aperitivo or an accompaniment to the street food dishes. Also available will be wines by the glass and of course, Mexican beers by Corona, Pacifico and Modelo.
Wahaca takes pride in showcasing street and graffiti artists’ work in its restaurants, inviting artists from across the world to leave their mark on each site. In Edinburgh, the 166-cover restaurant will feature artwork from Barcelona-based Max Rippon, otherwise known as Ripo, whose multidisciplinary work is heavily influenced by his extensive travels throughout Latin America. Typography and the nuances of language, symbols and textual communication play a powerful role in New York-born Ripo’s work in which he displays his skills in calligraphy, graffiti and sign painting.
For Wahaca, sustainability is of the utmost importance and each restaurant is designed to have as low an environmental impact as possible. All ingredients used in the restaurants are sourced as locally as possible or transported with care for the environment. Where specialist ingredients have to be delivered from Mexico, the approach is to buy direct from local co-operatives that support local farming communities.
Wahaca Edinburgh will open on October 10th and will accommodate walk-ins and reservations.
You can follow the #WahacaEdinburgh hashtag on social media for further information on the opening.
Mon – Sat: 12 – 11pm, Sun: 12 – 10.30pm
Wahaca Edinburgh | 16 South Andrew Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AU |