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Lupita

#3,105 of 17,733 Restaurants in London
#3,345 of 18,658 Places to Eat in London
Neighborhood:
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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12:00 pm - 11:00 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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Real Mexican food in London

We are from Los Angeles, home to more Mexican restaurants than almost Mexico, and have been craving some basic "home cooked" food. After trying what had been defined burritos in other places we found this restaurant, and finally our craving is satisfied. The burrito was spicy, the quac was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Marilyn L
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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We are from Los Angeles, home to more Mexican restaurants than almost Mexico, and have been craving some basic "home cooked" food. After trying what had been defined burritos in other places we found this restaurant, and finally our craving is satisfied. The burrito was spicy, the quac was creamy, and the cactus salad refreshing. A pitcher of limeade was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, cocktails and service. We were 12 of us on a Tuesday evening. Booking a table was not a problem at all. Did not have to wait to be seated. Our waiter Damien gave us excellent service. Did not have to wait long for our orders. He was always at our service. Fully recommend the place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent restaurant on a cute street. Yummy yes so yummy. A must try is the guac and fried cheese. Not sure of the name but they will know what your asking for. Busy but fast. Good adult beverages. Plenty of seating up and downstairs. went back another time, it was so good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This genuinely felt like a rip off from Wahaca.. except the food was more expensive, didn't taste as good and took longer to arrive. I quite liked how they made some dishes next to your table but we waited well over 20 minutes for our starters to arrive. I wasn't disappointed by the service but I don't think I'd actively... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I think this place is great. It's a bit different to Wahaca as is more about bigger meals, but every time I have gone here I have had a great experience. The staff and found have always been good, and I find it to be great value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Dined on Saturday evening. Bazaar evening, as immigration raided the place during service, which was rather inconvenient, as they shut all the doors not to let anyone else in, but this meant that the restaurant was very hot. Did feel for the staff, as they did try and cope as best as possible, however the evening was rather spoilt by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went here on two occasions and the latter visit really turned us off. It was early lunch time and the place had just opened. We ordered nachos, ceviche and tacos and the ceviche and tacos dishes had a strong chemical taste to it, as if meat was placed too closely when they cleaned the place. There are better Mexican... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Atmospheric, quick and friendly service, authentic food that was really delicious and filling. This was an impromptu visit as it just caught our eye as we walked passed but was the best meal we had in London.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have been here twice now. I love it. We ordered the guacamole that was made in front of us by a lovely waiter called Sergio. It is delicious. Not too spicy but something that must definitely be ordered! We also shared some tacos which were so good. I totally recommend the margaritas too. It is the kind of place... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Some of the best Mexican food we've had. The Artisan Guacamole they make right at your table was incredible!!

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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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