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TGIF: taco lunch break anyone?

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mexican street food in the middle of Covent Garden

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welcome to Wahaca Covent Garden!

colorful mexican street dining in a fun space

the quintessential guacamole and chips

the quintessential guacamole and chips

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pork tacos (Jessica’s favorite!)

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has anybody tried a cactus taco before? because it was my first time!

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wahaca’s monthly scoop on mexican market eating

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warm chocolate tres leches cake with peanut butter ice-cream (and kiddy spoons of course)

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and lastly, the fabulous fashionistas I was fortunate enough to dine with today!

It’s finally friday, which means BREAKTIME! Revision period means all my friends are cooped up in LSE’s library, trying to cram a year’s worth of economics and other subjects into their brains. Obviously, I felt obligated to take a lunch break and who else better to dine with than two of my best friends at LSE? Meet Lilybelle and Jessica, my exceptionally smart, confident, fabulous, and most important of all, food-loving girlfriends!

With TGIF as our excuse, we made our way to Covent Garden’s Wahaca, a mexican market-inspired restaurant and bar. While Jessica ordered her favorite pork tacos, Lilybelle and I decided to be a little adventurous and ordered cactus tacos! Can I just say, it feels weird even just writing the word ‘cactus’! Of course, guacamole and chips were a must-have with our mexican street food orders.

Although I didn’t manage to steal a bite this time, I have had Wahaca’s pork tacos before (courtesy of Jessica of course) and boy are they good. Like really really good. 3 tender slow-cooked pork tacos with a sprinkle of parsley on top, Wahaca really knows how to please a girl’s stomach. Lilybelle and I’s cactus tacos were on the larger side, and really really delicious. The sautéed cactus mixed with courgette, green peppers, chunks of grilled cheese (!!!), and guajillo oil was like a flavor explosion with a spicy kick afterwards. I was a big fan!

Now, if you’re dining with 3 girls you will naturally know anything on the menu that has ‘chocolate’ and ‘ice cream’ is a must-have. Although I love churros, today we tried another type of traditional mexican dessert: chocolate tres leche cake with peanut butter ice cream. Warm chocolate cake, a generous scoop of creamy ice cream, and some candied nuts tossed with it? How I Met Your Mother’s Barney Stinson’s catch phrase applies here: legendary.

So come get some tacos, Mexican street food, and margaritas next time you’re in the Covent Garden area because we love Wahaca and if you’re feeling adventurous, try the cactus tacos!

love, eatprayjade x.

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