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Time to summerize. Our new menu is out now!

It’s that time of year again – shades, shorts and a slackening of the rules around eating ice cream before midday. So to ensure you hit that culinary sweet spot, we’ve launched a new summer menu that’s stocked full of suitably seasonal delights.

This year, as we turn 10 years old, Tommi has been hard at work flicking back through the archives, and has pulled together a menu of her favourite summer dishes from a decade of cooking in the Wahaca kitchens, and sprinkled it with a few inventions inspired by our recent travels around the Motherland.

Watch out for highlights like our new buttermilk chicken tacos – crispy fried chicken, topped with habanero & white onion relish & a spiced mayo; extra cheesy quesadillas, including the new chicken club; fire roasted cactus and courgette burritos and a heavenly hibiscus-roasted aubergine salad with roast serrano hummus, mint vinaigrette and salsa macha. New to our market treats section, a four cheese empanada, stuffed with four different cheeses in one pastry parcel. We crisp it up and top it with a fresh tomatillo salsa ready for you to take a chomp.

If you like the sound of that, Book yourself in and take your taste buds on a trip to discover a little bit more of the magic of the Mexican markets.

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Día del Niño comes to Wahaca Brixton

Every 30th of April, Mexico celebrates it’s children all over the country, it’s “kids day” and they are treated to special events at school and parties with family and friends with plenty of chilli fruity treats and piñatas around.

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It’s such a big day in Mexico, that we decided to throw a party too. Wahaca Brixton will be welcoming children and their parents and carers to the restaurant from 11am until 1pm on Saturday 30th of April for a range of workshops and Mexican fun and treats.

Wahaca Brixton, Saturday 30th April 11am-1pm FREE

11:00- Workshops open for children to make:

  • Make piñatas & picture frames with recycled materials with Mexican artist Katrina from Katapixia arts and recycling
  • Mexican Huichol bracelet workshop with Mexican artist Viridiana from The Bumblebead.
  • Wahaca Mexican wrestling masks
  • Face painting

11:00- Mexican clown brought to you by Battersea Spanish

12:00- Feel, smell & taste Mexican ingredients – Karla from Mexican Food MemoriesMextrade will talk to the children about Mexican spices, chillies, fruits and vegetables, a brief history of Mexican cuisine, and their chance to smell, touch and taste a variety of ingredients used since ancient times.

12:30- Piñata bashing – We will be filling up a beautiful piñata with goodies and break it Mexican style, little ones only!

Every child attending will also receive an activity book courtesy of the Mexican Embassy in the UK and a  “Free kids meal voucher” valid at any Wahaca and their opportunity to win Children’s Day prizes that include:

  • 10 books from Flying Eye Books
  • To promote reading in Spanish, the Mexican Embassy donated 5 beautiful editions of children’s books.
  • A hamper of Mexican ingredients from Mextrade
  • A piñata from Katapixia Arts and Recycling
  • A Huichol bracelet from The Bumblebead

For more information about the event please email locals@wahaca.co.uk

Wahaca goes Carbon Neutral

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Wahaca goes Carbon Neutral

We are delighted to to be the first restaurant group in the UK to be certified as a CarbonNeutral company – here’s how:

Since opening our very first restaurant in Covent Garden in 2007, we have sought to be a climate leader in the industry, challenging ourselves to ensure that each site has as low an environmental impact as possible. Our group, which currently has 23 locations, has reduced the average total energy consumption of newer sites (those established after 2013) by 36%. Further to this, we have regularly assessed the efficiency of older locations, and by upgrading systems and appliances have decreased the average energy consumption of older sites by 15%. For example, adjusting a heater battery at the Bluewater Wahaca led to a 76% reduction in gas use. In 2016, through offsetting the remaining unavoidable energy usage by investing in far-reaching energy-saving initiatives, Wahaca has been certified as having a net zero carbon footprint.

To continue reading, head to this page.

Wahaca bringing children's literature to the table

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Wahaca bringing children’s literature to the table

We are very excited to partner up with Flying Eye Books to encourage children to embark on a lifetime love of reading.

To begin with, 6 of  our most family visited restaurants are now home to a ‘Flying Eye Books Little Library’ featuring a host of beautifully designed award-winning books for all ages for children to enjoy with their families as part of their Wahaca dining experience. The children will be encouraged to borrow and read a book while their family finishes their meal. Children will also be the opportunity to get creative with Flying Eye character branded menu placemats and get their own collectors book mark to take home with them. tumblr_miimpm1O1h1rm3ezmo1_1280 About Flying Eye Books: Flying Eye Books (FEB, for short) is the children’s imprint of award-winning visual publishing house Nobrow. Established in early 2013, FEB sought to retain the same attention to detail in design and excellence in illustrated content as its parent publisher, but with a focus on the craft of children’s storytelling and non-fiction. Since then, an array of stunning and innovative titles have populated the list, including the award-winning Hildafolk series by Luke Pearson, the highly acclaimed Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space from Ben Newman and Dr. Dominic Walliman and exquisite picture books and enchanting illustrated biographies from breakaway young talents like Emily Hughes (Wild) and William Grill (Shackleton’s Journey, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2014 and winner of the 2015 Kate Greenaway Medal).

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Our 2014 Day of the Dead festival kicks off

Partying in Brixton, a trip to Mexico and deadly good cocktails.

Day of the Dead, arguably the world’s most uplifting celebration is the perfect excuse to celebrate life, and remember those who aren’t around to party with us anymore. Here’s what we’ve got planned…

 

Win a trip to Mexico to celebrate Day of the Dead 2015 courtesy of Intrepid Travel

Always on the hunt for more rousing ways to celebrate this amazing festival, we’re sending 2 of you to join the revelry in Mexico City. Enter here.

 

Party like a Mexican at Day of the Dead Futuro in Brixton

Join us for the culmination of this Brixton weekender on Saturday 1st November, where together with Movimientos and Celluloid Circus, we’ll play host to cutting-edge live acts, performers and top DJs, as well as a Wahaca and Altos tequila bar, and free tacos from our brand new taco truck. Find out more and grab your ticket quick from here.

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Get down to your local Wahaca to soak up the fun

With 1 and a half kilometres of hand cut papel picado, 2000 day of the dead tattoos, facepainting, a 2 meter tall skull-studded Macaroon sculpture and even a skull-bombed chilli chocolate or two, Day of the Dead is really coming to life round at ours.

On Saturday 1st, we have free face painters on hand all evening in all of our restaurants, to give anyone who fancies the real Day of the Dead look. Don’t forget your tats…

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And to drink? Reincarnated as a cocktail, our bartenders will be shaking up a brand new Pomegranate Mezcalita that’s a perfectly balanced mix of smoky mezcal, fresh orange and bursting pomegranate seeds, designed especially for the season, it’ll breathe new life into any night out.

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Join us to celebrate Day of the Dead 2014 in Brixton

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Join us to celebrate Day of the Dead 2014 in Brixton

On November 1st and 2nd, Brixton will play host to a weekend of cross-arts events bringing Day of the Dead to life, and we’ll be on hand to provide the tacos and tequila at the events official after party.

We’ll be helping take over Brixton’s Number Six on Saturday 1st with the help of our pals at Movimientos and Celluloid Circus, where you can party along to live acts, DJs and Day of the Dead performers, and we’ll be helping to keep the crowd rocking with a Wahaca cocktail bar and tacos from our brand new taco van.

You can buy tickets here, which not only gets you into the party, but free tacos too. The profits from our bar will be going to local Brixton community festival, Brixton Come Together.

The weekend long celebrations, part of The BFI’s “Sci-Fi Days of Fear and Wonder”, and supported by Film Hub London, Film London and the BFI’s Film Audience Network, will include everything from vintage sci-fi screenings in Brixton’s Ritzy cinema on Saturday and Sunday, to free children’s costume making, all given a futuristic twist. For tickets and full programme information head to DayOfTheDeadFuturo.com.

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