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Lupe's Restaurant

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1710 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91362
805-495-3573
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A institution for Mexican food lovers

Lupe's has been a part of Thousand Oaks for it seems forever, at least 50 years. The quality of the food has not changed - always great basic mexican food, large portions, inexpensive, and friendly service. Not for those looking for bar drinks or "new California" mexican food. This is "old school... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Ralph S
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Thousand Oaks, California
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Thousand Oaks, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lupe's has been a part of Thousand Oaks for it seems forever, at least 50 years. The quality of the food has not changed - always great basic mexican food, large portions, inexpensive, and friendly service. Not for those looking for bar drinks or "new California" mexican food. This is "old school" mexican food as it should be. Also great... More 

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Camarillo, California
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11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

For a Business or Social Luncheon, steer yourself down Thousand Oaks Blvd to Lupes Restaurant. Nestled in a quiet area off Thousand Oaks Blvd, Lupes is a bright spot for a Great Lunch. To say that the portions are Large, would be an understatement of the highest order. I ordered One Chicken Burrito and I could not finish it!! In... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

I had not been to Lupe's in many years. So on a Friday afternoon we were craving Mexican food and decided to go to Lupe's. I ordered the enchilada's rancheros and my wife ordered a combo with a chicken taco and cheese Enchilada. We each ordered a salad as well. While we waited for the food, we selected some tunes... More 

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Los Angeles
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13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I've been coming to Lupe's for about 10 years now. They went thru a renovation so some of that "dive" charm is gone, but the place still serves up great ground beef enchiladas, free warm chips and as much salsa as you can digest. The servers tend to be long time employees so you get some of that "personality". I... More 

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Thousand Oaks
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

I have been a customer of this restaurant for more than 30 years and it has been my favorite Mexican restaurant in Thousand Oaks. However, after my last three bits I shall never go back. It must have new owners, because it is now for me the worse Mexican restaurant in Thousand Oaks. The food is no longer worth eating.... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have visited Lupe's on several occasions and have always left disappointed. They serve traditional Mexican cuisine, but just not with the flavors that you would hope for. The food is generally bland and seems to always be missing something. Additionally, the cost is not deserving for what you get. They are very expensive for this type of food. If... More 

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Ventura, California
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57 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We heard this place was good & we live nearby so we thought we would give it a "go" the place is dirty & dingy,carpet makes you sick.Ouside seating is OK,but service was slow,choice of beverages was terrible & the menu was something from the old days....A glass of chardonay was $6.00 & it taste like it cost $1.00 a... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Twelve of us went for a birthday. Service was good and music for the birthday was fun, but not one person in our group was impressed with their meal. I remember years ago before the new décor how awesome their food and standards were and now it is not the same. Two stars were for the guacamole and the waitress.

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Camarillo, California
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445 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here because I was in the area. This is an apparently long established Mexican sit down restaurant. The menu is pretty standard taqueria fair. It seems to be quite pricey for the combinations and many items compared to a more fast food type place, but the food is the same as an average SoCal Mexican place. There are some... More 

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Southern California
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313 reviews 313 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This has been in Thousand Oaks for a very long time. We decided we should try it, after all - it has stood the test of time. Sorry, the food was greasy, greasy, greasy and lacked flavor. Service was disappointing. Shabby, uncomfortable tables and chairs and seems "dirty" overall. This was not a healthy experience and would never return. Service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1710 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91362
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: 805-495-3573

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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