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Lupita

#3,147 of 17,568 Restaurants in London
#3,386 of 18,492 Places to Eat in London
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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Mexican
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13-15 Villiers Street | Strand, London WC2N 6ND, England
+44 20 7930 5355
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Street Food
Description: London's most authentic Mexican taquería. The same tastes, ingredients...
London's most authentic Mexican taquería. The same tastes, ingredients, flavors and smells found in Mexico City. As one of the most popular restaurants providing authentic Mexico City cuisine in London, the chefs at Lupita pride themselves on the authenticity of their dishes. Choosing to use only fresh, flavoursome ingredients to create exciting and tastebud tingling dishes, the menus at Lupita are a true reflection of the incredible flavours, colours and smells found throughout Mexico. In September 2012, Zagat, the worldwide ratings and reviews website for restaurants, released their London 2012 survey results announcing that Lupita had made the top five Mexican restaurants in the city.Enjoy a wide range of dishes from tacos, tostadas, quesadillas and enchiladas to salads, soups and totopos (traditional homemade tortilla chips) before washing it all down with one of Lupita’s much loved margaritas (made with 100% agave tequila).The team at Lupita are also proud to offer diners the opportunity to taste some of Mexico’s hard-to-find beers including Pacifico, Modelo Especial and Negra Modelo as well as a variety of Mexican, South American and Spanish wines.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food small portions

Visited late one evening with a friend and were seated immediately. Even close to closing time the atmosphere was good due to it being busy which didn't hinder the good service in anyway. The food was very tasty although personally we both felt the portion sizes were on the small side and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Melksham, United Kingdom
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  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visited this Mexican food restaurant in a business trip to London and it is one of the best Mexican food restaurant i been. The set up and deco is a bit simple but the service and food make up for deco. Its very clean and prize is just perfect. I recommend this restaurant 100% and next time around will visit.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend took me to Lupita for my birthday. I was excited to try this place. Overall I enjoyed my meal but the service was not great. Our waitress was nice and took our order. We ordered starters mains and drinks. After waiting over half an hour, our starters did not show. We got our drinks but they were not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The great concept of the button on each table to call your server when you need them meant a very pleasant and quick lunch time stop. My first visit to Lupita meant the menu was a little overwhelming - but the waitress was very helpful. The guacamole mae at teh table and served with mexican chips was lovely, and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Visited Lupita for the first time a couple of weeks ago for my friend's birthday and thoroughly enjoyed it. When we arrived we were told they may not be serving because there was a problem in the kitchen. We already had a table booked so we decided to wait to see if the problem could be resolved. Luckily it was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Tried to book a table for 4 people - was told they didn't take reservations for that size group. We turned up and were initially ignored for at least 3 minutes until someone finally welcomed us and offered us a table. After being seated, the waiter returned and told us that we couldn't have that table as it was reserved... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I used to visit Lupita some years ago (4 or so) and the food and cocktails were out of this world, in fact, I regularly ate dinner and ordered take out to have as lunch for next day. Because it WAS so good. I returned yesterday and was (as were my friends also) utterly disappointed. The worst by far were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Visited late one evening with a friend and were seated immediately. Even close to closing time the atmosphere was good due to it being busy which didn't hinder the good service in anyway. The food was very tasty although personally we both felt the portion sizes were on the small side and thought that possibly they were somewhere in between... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was my second visit and once again it was good tasty Mexican street food, and that's what my Mexican friend said, we shared 4 taco starter which were great, I suggest the prawn or tuna which are very tasty, it's raw tuna with avo.... Add in the cheese nacho and some some Mexican beer and you have a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I arrived without knowing of Lupita and its good reputation, and when I read some appetising descriptions on the menu I ventured in. It paid off. The dish was perfectly assembled and came with a complementary side dish chosen from 4. It was the side of black bean soup with chunks of bacon and fresh coriander that I'll remember best,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We chose Lupita because it was close, we'll go back because of the excellent food! We got there at the very beginning of the after work rush so we were seated quickly but service at first was slow as numerous tables filled up at the same time so pretty understandable but it was our experience. Beyond that though the staff... More 

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Additional Information about Lupita

Address: 13-15 Villiers Street | Strand, London WC2N 6ND, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7930 5355
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13-15 Villiers Street | Strand, London WC2N 6ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighborhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7930 5355

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

London's most authentic Mexican taquería. The same tastes, ingredients, flavors and smells found in Mexico City. As one of the most popular restaurants providing authentic Mexico City cuisine in London, the chefs at Lupita pride themselves on the authenticity of their dishes. Choosing to use only fresh, flavoursome ingredients to create exciting and tastebud tingling dishes, the menus at Lupita are a true reflection of the incredible flavours, colours and smells found throughout Mexico. In September 2012, Zagat, the worldwide ratings and reviews website for restaurants, released their London 2012 survey results announcing that Lupita had made the top five Mexican restaurants in the city.Enjoy a wide range of dishes from tacos, tostadas, quesadillas and enchiladas to salads, soups and totopos (traditional homemade tortilla chips) before washing it all down with one of Lupita’s much loved margaritas (made with 100% agave tequila).The team at Lupita are also proud to offer diners the opportunity to taste some of Mexico’s hard-to-find beers including Pacifico, Modelo Especial and Negra Modelo as well as a variety of Mexican, South American and Spanish wines.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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