Mexican street food-style group Wahaca is to open a new site in central London, near Liverpool Street station.
Spread across two floors, the new venue will cover 4,200 sq ft and sit within a current office building and former Thai restaurant Sri Thong. It will be the group's 17th site, and serve the brand's familiar menu of tacos, burritos, salads, enchiladas, and nachos, plus a drinks menu featuring tequila cocktails, fruit mocktails, and Mexican beer.
The site acquisition was managed for Wahaca by leisure property agency Shelley Sandzer, which has also helped to launch other London-based brands including Patty & Bun, and more recently Maple & Fitz.
Founded in 2007 by Thomasina Miers and business partner Mark Selby in Covent Garden, Wahaca now runs to 16 sites across central London and beyond, including in Brixton, Stratford and Soho, plus one site apiece in Cardiff and Bluewater, Kent.
The group also runs a "Mexican street kitchen" next to its permanent location on London's Southbank, while Miers also announced the launch of her separate, yet similar, US-Mexico-style brand DF/Mexico in London's Shoreditch in June 2014.
Alongside the wide restaurant expansion, Miers has also often spoken of her commitment to sustainable food sources, lending her name to a number of connected movement in recent years, including the Marine Stewardship Council the MSC (which certifies all Wahaca fish and is labelled on the group's menu) and the Pig Idea, a campaign to re-legalise the feeding of treated refuse to pigs, to help reduce food waste.