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Lupe Tortilla's

#28 of 7,026 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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318 Stafford St, Houston, TX 77079-2325
(281) 496-7580
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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69 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We love going to Lupe tortillas about once a month. It's a great location for my family and we're able to sit outside often. There's a wonderful play area for kids that we enjoy watching even though we don't have any little ones. The staff is always nice and the food is decent. They have a pretty generous happy hour... More 

Thank RushingOrchid
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The original location on Grisby has been operating for over 30 years. When our kids were growing up this was always our weekend go to Tex Mex. Hadn't been here for a couple of years for dinner with extended family. Don't know if I have changed or if the food quality has declined. Specifically the Charro beans tasted peppery...not a... More 

Thank TexasGeo
Houston, Texas
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant on a fairly regular basis for the past three years and I must say the food is very tasty, authentic, and just right. My favorite dish is the chicken fajitas plate; which have a unique and savory taste. I also enjoy their homemade tortillas. They have a full-service bar and sodas in old... More 

Thank Benjamin C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a few Lupes in Houston and I've visited two this being my favourite. Standard Mexican food, brilliant frozen margaritas, and waiting staff with smiles on their faces. Not pretentious in the least and good value.

Thank WeegieQuine
Memphis, Tennessee
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91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on our way to the cruise port from Memphis. Restaurant was very busy and lively. Had an excellent margarita, and ordered the chicken fajitas for two with crab stuffed shrimp. The tortillas were very fresh and very large. However our shrimp did not arrive with our entrée, did not feel like the server was properly trained. When reviewing... More 

Thank MissKatieDi
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for lunch or dinner. Service is always fast and friendly. Food is served hot and well prepared. Definitely a go to place for Tex-Mex.

Thank Jason R
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Believe me if you want taste a good Mexican food this is the rigth place, of course the best is my México but I love Lupe. The tortilla soap was excellent and mis paisanos have the best Service. Go ahead gringos!!!!

Thank R1992PMalbertom
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I loved the guacamole here. For me, the texture is just spot on. The salsa is too wet. A very family friendly restaurant, kids will love to play at the sand pit.

Thank wljo
Houston, Texas
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This location is a bit more esoteric than the others, but in a good way. It's an experience, great decor and feel to it. Must try the 3 pepper cheese steak.

Thank R B
Houston, TX
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I've always been a fan of Lupe Tortilla's, and this (original) location in particular. However, this location went WAY DOWNHILL! The atmosphere is now so cramped that you struggle to weave through the tables and you can partake in the dinner conversations at every table surrounding yours because you're THAT CLOSE. But forget about the atmosphere and the fact that... More 

Thank Stacy R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 Stafford St, Houston, TX 77079-2325
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: (281) 496-7580

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