Not so long ago, tequila girls, cheap shots and greasy tortilla chips were images that sprang to mind when ‘Mexican’ was done in Britain. At Wahaca we shook things up a bit and started doing things a little differently.
Living in Mexico, running bars out there and having time to explore its amazing cuisine made me fall in love with the incredible vibrancy and freshness of real Mexican food. After a quick spin through the Masterchef kitchens I teamed up with Mark to create Wahaca’s menu, constantly looking to the markets of Mexico for inspiration and recreating their wonderful food over here. We’ve worked hard to match the flavours of Mexico with ingredients that we can get hold of to create a constantly evolving, seasonal menu with ingredients sourced as locally as possibly, or grown and transported with care for the environment.

Freshly made guacamole with lime juice, coriander and ripe Hass avocados; slow-cooked, long-marinated outdoor reared pork topped with a red onion relish bright with citrus juices and habanero chillies; grilled, sustainably-caught fish with melting onion, fresh lime and pumpkin seed sauce; seasonal vegetables with zingy salsas – these are just some of our recipes lovingly prepared and served with soft, corn tortillas made down the road in North West London.

We try to balance healthy eating with hearty eating. As in Mexico, our gluten-free corn tortillas are full of essential minerals, our black beans are full of complex carbohydrates and protein and our salsas are packed with all the vitamins that chillies and fresh fruit naturally bring you. Where we have to buy from Mexico we constantly try to source direct from cooperatives which support local farming communities. We source our tequilas and mescals from small family-run businesses that make the best product we can buy.

We have an honest approach to our food and a shared love of eating it – we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
204 (est)+5%
Wahaca is headquartered in London, GB

Wahaca Office Locations

Wahaca has an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
80 Wardour St

Wahaca Data and Metrics

Wahaca Financial Metrics

Wahaca's revenue was reported to be £227.2 k in FY, 2016 which is a 2% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

227.2 k

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)


Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Cash (26-Jun-2016)

3.1 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


178.5 k220.5 k222.7 k227.2 k

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

178.5 k219.3 k222.2 k226.7 k

Gross profit

1.3 k500500

Gross profit Margin, %

GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


3.3 m988 k3.1 m

Accounts Receivable

14.5 k4 k69 k

Current Assets

4.4 m2.6 m6.2 m


17.6 m23.5 m27.8 m


536.9 k455 k333 k

Total Assets

22.5 m26.5 m34.3 m

Accounts Payable

1.7 m3.2 m2.5 m

Current Liabilities

5.3 m7 m8.6 m

Total Liabilities

19.5 m22.5 m33.5 m

Retained Earnings

1 m904 k423 k

Total Equity

3.1 m4.1 m842 k

Financial Leverage

7.3 x6.5 x40.8 x
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

4.1 m6.3 m6.6 m

Cash From Financing Activities

5 m(470 k)3.5 m

Income Taxes Paid

(594.9 k)(450 k)(115 k)
GBPY, 2016


1.8 k

Financial Leverage

40.8 x

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Wahaca News and Updates

Wahaca has reopened all nine restaurants it shut over norovirus outbreak

Wahaca has confirmed all of its restaurants that had been closed after a suspected norovirus outbreak, have now been reopened. The restaurant said in a statement: "We are pleased to confirm that the final of our previously affected London restaurants is open and trading from lunchtime today, Tues…

Wahaca update: Three London branches remain shut after norovirus outbreak

Three London branches of Wahaca remained shut this weekend, after a suspected norovirus outbreak led to hundreds falling ill across nine chains of the Mexican restaurant. Soho, Covent Garden and Oxford Circus are all still closed. The White City branch had reopened, but closed again on Saturday, …

Four Wahaca branches remain closed after suspected norovirus cases

More than 350 customers and staff affected by diarrhoea and vomiting bug at Mexican restaurant chainFour London branches of the Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca remain closed after a suspected outbreak of norovirus affected more than 350 customers and staff. Environmental health officers and official…

Wahaca: Hundreds ill due to 'norovirus outbreak'

More than 300 people are ill following a suspected outbreak of norovirus at a restaurant chain.

London Wahaca restaurants close due to suspected norovirus cases

Mexican food chain closes nine outlets after 205 staff and 160 customers reportedly fell illThe Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca has been forced to close several branches after more than 350 customers and staff fell ill with suspected norovirus.Public Health England and environmental health officers …

Wahaca has shut five London restaurants after norovirus outbreak

Mexican food chain Wahaca has had to close nine restaurants - five in London - after a suspected outbreak of norovirus. Public Health England (PHE) said it had launched an investigation after 205 staff and 160 members of the public fell ill. The closed restaurants in the capital include Canary…
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