Now as we start to leave the third lockdown I have been reflecting on some meals I had out over the last few years which never made it to the blog. Sometimes I just run out of time to write up a review and sometimes I forget to write up the meal.
I had forgotten that I had eaten at Wahaca in Bristol in 2017. I had got a money off voucher from a meal kit that I had bought in a supermarket, so though I wouldn’t normally spend the kind of money that this lunch would cost, with the money off voucher it made it a lot cheaper and value for money.
This was my first (and to date) only visit to the Wahaca branch in Clifton, Bristol. I have eaten at a fair few branches in London over the years, but I have only visited the branch in Clifton just this once.
I had a warm and friendly welcome and was shown to a table. It was later in the day for lunch so the place was quite empty.
I went with three dishes. The first of these was the Grilled Steak Tacos.
These are three flash-grilled skirt steak filled toasted soft corn tortilla tacos with chipotle & tomatillo salsas. You could have had it with grilled cheese, but I chose to go without. When I last visited Wahaca in London last year the cheese wasn’t optional, I don’t think it needs the cheese. The tacos were delicious, the steak was cooked well and the different salsas added heat and spice.
The second of my dishes as the Ancho Chicken Baja Tacos.
Two corn and flour tortillas inspired by the beaches of baja filled with grilled chicken thighs marinated with sweet & smoky ancho chilli, topped with and jalapeño-pickled carrots. I really enjoyed these the salad adding freshness to the dish, with the warm tasty grilled chicken.
As for my third dish was a special, the Mushroom Fundido.
Mushrooms roasted in garlic, thyme, chipotle and hibiscus glazed, baked in mozzarella, cheddar and local queso fresco.
When writing this article I checked what the dish was called from my Instagram feed when I posted a photo of it back in March 2017.
I then did a Google Search for more details about the dish and this tweet from Wahaca came up.
— wahaca (@wahaca) March 31, 2017
As you can see what I got looked very different to how the dish should have looked. Having said that, the dish tasted a lot better than it looked.
Overall three tasty dishes, excellent service.