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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/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, 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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Good for:
Large groups

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  • 136
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  • 152
    Very good
  • 67
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  • 36
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  • 29
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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
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We partied in here one night by chance! We arrived about 7 on a Saturday night and got the last table downstairs. If I went again, which I will, I would book a table upstairs - seemed to have lots more atmosphere. We drank two jugs of margaritas and ate….. well I really want to tell you about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
RMGeorge
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Street Food
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

The best mexican food I've ever eaten! Great and fast service and really helpful staff, nice atmosphere in a nice location. Definitely recommended!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We partied in here one night by chance! We arrived about 7 on a Saturday night and got the last table downstairs. If I went again, which I will, I would book a table upstairs - seemed to have lots more atmosphere. We drank two jugs of margaritas and ate….. well I really want to tell you about the food... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

And now I love Lupita Restaurant as well. I've had some great Mexican meals in my time, but none more enjoyable or tastier than I had here.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

As many of the reviews state, the food was disappointing, the portions meagre, and the menu overpriced. In fact, I have never had such uninspiring tortilla chips or salsa. But the real reason for my complaint is the shocking state of the loos: filthy, worn, dark and dingy, with loo roll strewn about the slippery floors - worse than any... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This place is a gem. It's a Fast paced restaurant which normally isn't up my street. However this one was perfect. We were sat and ordered drinks and starters. When our nachos were cleared we ordered our main and only had to wait about 7 minutes. Super speedy. We had Tacos and Burritos and they were delicious! Great service from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food, great drinks and a great atmosphere. The guacamole which was made fresh at the table was amazing. Great selection of freshly made cocktails

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Margarita's are v good. staff and service is good. However, our food was very average. I found the portions v small but tasty. Probably one step up from a tacky bell! Not quite sure what the rest of the reviews are raving about?

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Cute little place with a wide variety of vegetarian options, which were much appreciated by my partner. Not the best Mexican food I've eaten in London but well-priced with with very good margaritas too.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have visited this place few times already and always enjoyed their food. Tasty food. Great buzzy atmosphere. Service always been efficient and good.

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Epping, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Looked very busy through the window, but quite spacious,including downstairs. Set menu or a la carte. Lots of variants on the usual, a brilliant beans and pork soup. Nice salads with tasty coriander dressing. Mains are big enough to satisfy yet leave space for chocolate churros! Staff rushed but smiling and helpful, eg how hot did we want each dish?... More 

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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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Trafalgar Square / Embankment

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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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