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Lupita

13-15 Villiers Street | Strand, London WC2N 6ND, England
+44 20 7930 5355
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Ranked #3,417 of 17,144 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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Hampshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Great food, fiery salsas, and sneaky margaritas. Visiting from the American southwest I have to admit I am always a little hesitant towards "authentic" Mexican food while traveling... But this was fantastic. I've been here multiple times on this trip and plan to come back before I leave. Others seem to complain about the service but I've had no problem... More

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UK
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38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is the best Mexican food I have tried in London. They have plenty of choice for vegetarians too. My husband was in heaven with the Tortilla Soup. I had the tacos al pastor and I felt I was in Mexico City. My only complain was that the salsa comes in tiny little containers. I had to order a few... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visited for a quick pre theatre meal with a friend who's first visit it was to Lupita. Aside from the (major) service fault (order was forgotten) the food was very average and very overpriced. Only good thing was the beers were cold. It's a real shame as I've liked it in the past but the current service and below par... More

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I love spicy food, and after our recent trip to Paris, our taste buds were craving something hot and spicy. Lupita satisfied that craving and we left happy with our stomachs full but our little heart wanting more! The portions were a little tiny, so we ended up getting 3 entries for the two of us. I... More

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I visited here with four other friends for dinner on a Sunday evening. We're all Londoners and knew that this was a bit of a tourist hot spot, but tried it anyway. We'd made a reservation for our party that the restaurant had no record of. Fortunately there were tables available (just) and we were able to be seated. Serving... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is good at Lupita. Closer to authentic street food as you will get in the UK. They seem to be slowly increasing prices, but overall not too bad.

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London, United Kingdom
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81 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If it wasn't my second visit and if the food wasn't so good, the waiter would have earned this review two stars. Slow, poor service. Rude waiter who laughed off some celebratory news with "Nice joke". Forgotten orders. I could go on. Because I've had good service in the past and because the food is tasty, I'll leave it at... More

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We left this restaurant needing to go and grab another snack because we were still hungry after. We both had tacos, which were the size of my palm. Essentially a tapas sized portion of tacos. I had a side salad for £4.95 which was a small handful of lettuce on a side plate. Everything was so overly expensive for what... More

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