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Lupe's Restaurant

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35530 N Highway 7779, Catalina, AZ 85738
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

I finally stopped after 22 years of just driving by on my way to Phoenix. Now we drive up to the junction all the time just for dinner. It's worth the drive. It's a family run business with AMAZING Mexican food. Everything is still made from scratch. The mild salsa is fantastic, ask for some hot just for the extra... More 

Thank Curt F
Seward, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

I had some great tacos here served with with tasty rice and beans. Excellent chips and salsa. Wife had a good chili relleno and the place was clean and an easy pull off at Highway 79 and 77. The service was weak and surly -- some one was in a mood. Well priced.

Thank Dan W
Maricopa, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

We have been past this restaurant many times and decided to stop. The first thing we saw was no one was at the front to greet customers. We waited almost 15 min!! We had to walk into the back to find someone to help. The food was bland and the chips were stale.

Thank Tinman_81
Richland, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Went in on a Friday night after too long lines at Olive Garden and Chilis- so had we did! Excellent chips and salsa- delicious beef tacos and big portions. Good prices and service so will be back!

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

Took a drive yesterday with no real destination in mind and ended up in Oracle Junction about lunchtime. When we turned the corner off of Highway 77 onto Highway 79, there was the restaurant. There were numerous cars in the parking lot, so we decided to try it. I ordered the Green Chili Mix Enchilada and my wife had the... More 

Thank Bill R
West Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

We stopped here after going to the monastery in Florence but we were headed to Biosphere 2 and it was well after 1:00pm. The restaurant was pretty empty but we were pretty hungry and no place else showed up on Google maps nor Yelp and Trip Advisor showed nothing. Actually, it was quite good. Two of us just had cheese... More 

Thank sue o
Tucson, Arizona
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Had not been here in some time. Same delicious food and friendly service. I had the D Combo , taco,enchilada, and a reg burro. Regular burros are bean, red Chile, and cheese. My friend had a chicken chimi and loved it. My husband had G Combo, cheese enchilada, Chile relleno, and reg burro. All of out plates were cleaned up.... More 

Thank GC343
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

this is the ONLY Mexican restaurant i go to ... what more can i say! Have been there a bunch of times.

Thank Geo P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We hadn't eaten at Lupe's for about 6 years because we didn't particularly care for the food. We went back last night with friends, and unfortunately, the food was average at best. We had everything from cheese enchiladas to combo plates, to a chicken burrito. None of us cleaned our plates. The service was good and pleasant, the margaritas were... More 

Thank Bill G
Ellesmere Port, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Had lunch here whilst en route from Phoenix to Tucson. From the outside it looked a bit run-down but I was hungry and it seemed to be the only place for miles. I was pleasantly surprised - the food was basic, but good. The meat in my burrito was so tender it jsut melted, and the green sauce was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35530 N Highway 7779, Catalina, AZ 85738
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Catalina
  • Phone Number: 520-818-7855

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?