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Lupita

13-15 Villiers Street | Strand, London WC2N 6ND, England
+44 20 7930 5355
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Ranked #2,938 of 16,877 restaurants in London
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Street Food
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.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The general atmosphere of the place is nice, however, the food and service is so poor. The prices don't seem bad on the face of it e.g. £7 for tacos and about the same for quesadillas but you realistically need two of these to actually count as a decent meal and fill you up. Furthermore, this is one of a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Came here on a Saturday night and got a table straight away. It took a while before we got our order taken for drinks/food but apart from that there was no fault. The margaritas are a must! We had the guacolmolita to start, a mix of prawn/chicken tacos and a burrito and pork tortilla. All were great. Much better than... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went to Lupita because of the reviews it had received but were really disappointed. The food was dry and lukewarm and, despite several prompts, our side dishes didn't come until after we had given up trying to eat the main. It was clear that they had forgotten the side dishes but, instead of acknowledging this, the staff simply kept... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Food was great. Service was really good considering how busy it was - and the atmosphere was great starting around 8pm.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were excited to see a well-reviewed Mexican restaurant in London, and the food lived up to the billing. The carnitas was very, very good. The restaurant was quite busy, but we were able to take a table for two next to the door without a wait. Accommodating host, good waitress. Very glad we found Lupita!

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Middletown, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Nice Little Mexican Restaurant- very busy. The food was good and they knew what gluten free meant (most of London doesn't seem to know). Had a great lunch here- staff is friendly and the place is clean.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I really cannot understand the high ratings for this restaurant. Always wanted to try it and last friday we had the chance to. We were both really dissapointed though. The food was ok, flavor was good but the meat felt really dry. And everything seemed very overpriced compared to other central london authentic mexican places. Will definitely not visit again.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Popped in for a light bite and were greeted by friendly staff, delicious food and a good atmosphere. The dishes were fresh, tasty and authentic. The flavours were delicious and unlike any other Mexican food I have had from some of the well known chains. Prices were fine for both the food and drink. Would recommend this restaurant for a... More

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

As a former California resident who grew up on Mexican food, I'm always excited to try Mexican places here in London. From the get go, the experience was frustrating as there was a clear queue of people waiting, which we joined. Then people started going through the queue to put their names down and the gentleman seating people just went... More

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Enjoyed my first 'authentic' Mexican meal in the UK here. No tex mex in sight, much to my delight! Slightly on the pricey side, however Central London & authenticity value, very much worth the money. Topotos Classico were delicious, as were the tostadas. The stand out dish for us were the Conchinita Pibil Tacos. Gorgeous! The pitcher Passion Fruit Margaritas... More

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