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Lupita

13-15 Villiers Street | Strand, London WC2N 6ND, England
+44 20 7930 5355
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Ranked #3,501 of 17,193 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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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Always on the lookout for good Mexican food, Lupita is darn good.Don't expect run of the mill Tex Mex here a more genuine slant on Mexican food. Very busy place on a Saturday evening, if you have to wait, it will be well worth it. The staff are friendly and prompt, no complaint there. If there is a criticism, it... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Food was good but a little overpriced for the amount served (even though it doesn't differ much from other mexican restaurants).

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Galway, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Stumbled on this place while walking out of the Embankment tube station. Being rather fond of burritos I decided to try it and I am so glad I did. It was excellent. So good that I went back the following day. On that occasion I had one of their specials and it was one of the best Mexican dishes I've... More

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London
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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went with friends who'd been before and we weren't disappointed. Great, fresh, tasty food and very cheerful service.... Will definitely go again. Didn't find it expensive at all!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you get of the tube at the Embankment stop, you're bound to discover this busy, friendly place with authentic Mexico City fare. Yes the portions are on the small side, but the food is really, really good- pretty well every dish we've tried had been a winner (the tacos are a revelation!) We thrilled our waiter on a recent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I popped in to Lupita with my friend for a casual dinner. the restaurant was very busy, so we had to seat on the stools, next to open kitchen, so we got the chance to watch chefs preparing our food. we were served very quick by fantastic waiter called Damian. he was very nice, polite, and explained us all the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It is a nightmare trying to find authentic Mexican food in London, and I had high hopes for Lupita, especially considering how popular it is. However, it was a bit of a charade really, and an expensive one at that. Being charged £10 for guacamole that is 'made at the table' is highway robbery - especially when the guacamole wasn't... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We had great expectations when we travelled into town to eat here. We are real foodies and love Mexican. We were very surprised to find chilli mayonnaise squirted over nearly every dish that was way too hot as it cancelled out any other taste. It felt like a Mexican fast food having eaten all over Mexico. The restaurant itself does... More

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Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visited this restaurant by chance as we were just passing, myself and 3 girlfriends. They were not particularly busy but took a fair time to ask for our drinks order, we ordered the wine and then my friend started to order her meal but the waiter walked off to get the wine. We all ordered various tacos which, once you... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I've been to Lupita many a time over the last few years. Originally I loved the restaurant as the food was good as was the service, however on my most recent visits the service has left a lot to be desired. The food has been good as always but the service slow and the staff seemed to just flit in... More

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