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13-15 Villiers Street | Strand, London WC2N 6ND, England
+44 20 7930 5355
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Ranked #3,918 of 18,149 Restaurants in London
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
Neighborhood:
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Restaurant details
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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Until Lupita opened, London lacked an authentic Mexican restaurant. I came back from a holiday from Mexico City a few years ago and searched in vain for anywhere half-decent. Wahaca, Taqueria and La Bodega Negra were all underwhelming. Since discovering Lupita, I've eaten there seven times, twice in the Commercial Street and five times in the Villiers Street branch -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

excellent find. great service. been theer multiple times, always a treat. The Micheladas are really nice! and the cactus salad is a different thing to try.

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Hyderabad, India
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Good enough food joint. Service was good. Food was good although it wasn't as 'Mexican' as an American restaurant would claim! Don't even bother comparing with original Mex restaurants. Staff was friendly.

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El Cajon, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

They bill themselves as "authentic Mexico City Food", and since I've never eaten "Mexico City" food I don't know that I can make an honest comparison. Living in Southern California I've eaten my fair share of Mexican food, or at least Baja California style food, and this wasn't at all like that. Our meals were good, though not for the... More 

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Essex
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21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Visited for the first time in December 2014. Restaurant was fairly small, tucked away behind Charing Cross Station and the place was packed early on a Saturday night. Service was impeccable and our waiter made a couple of suggestions. Food and drink was both of a high quality. We tried the chicharron de Queso y Guacamole (Crispy rolled cheese with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I have never walked out of a restaurant having to go somewhere else because the food was so bad, until my visit to Lupita today. I left with two hungry children feeling like I'd been robbed of £40. The guacamole was average with good chips, but the mains were tasteless rubbish. We had: Atun ala Plancha tuna fish tacos -... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is ok. Better guacamole than Wahaca and made freshly made at your table. Food is otherwise good but menu is quite limited. And they ran out of tacos al pastor. In a restaurant that claims to be a Mexico City cantina! But service was ok and food good if, guacamole apart, not that memorable. The price was certainly memorable.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The decor of this Mexican restaurant is not overwhelming with Mexican associated items as seen in other Mexican restaurants and tends to be on the rather plain side. The staff here are very friendly, helpful and enthusiastic.This restaurant is certainly into technology as on each table is a small plastic box with three buttons. One is to summon a waiter... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is the second time I visit Lupita in Embankment. The greeting from front of house is good and so is the service from staff throughout the meal. Food is good - but not as good as it could be. Considering this restaurant has Mexican chefs and it comes from allegedly a Mexican chain of taquerias in Mexico - I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

What a delicious choice of freshly prepared dishes. There were 6 of us & we shared many dishes between up. All very fresh & tasty - they even make the guacamole fresh in-front of you at the table. Its a very nice place to meet & eat - nothing posh - just quality tasty food at a reasonable price! Enjoy... 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
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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