From the streets of Mexico to your plate in London, Lupita brings a taste of authentic Latin America straight to you. Offering up the very best of Mexican goodies – from the superstars to the unknown heroes – they celebrate the cuisine in all its tasty glory. And if you don't take our word for it, they were voted London's best Mexican restaurant in the 2015 Zagat Survey, so they must be the real deal…
What better way to start your Mexican feast than with some nibbles? Perfect for sharing with pals over a few drinks, or gearing up your taste buds for what's to come, you're sure to find something you love here.
All you cheese fiends will love the Chicharron de Queso y Guacamole, where you'll find crispy, fried cheese served up with a tangy, fresh guacamole. We love the Totopos though, for tortilla chips, served up with salsa morita and your choice of cheese, onions, steak, jalapeños and guacamole.
Lupita started out 50 years ago as an unknown taqueria named El Farolita, in Colonia Condesa, west of Mexico City. Then in 2010, El Farolito moved to London and opened its doors as Lupita. And they didn't mess around. Fast forward three years, and they were named the Mexican Restaurant of the Year in the LUKAS Awards, and picked up the Restaurant Group of the Year in 2014.
These guys are now serving up their dishes from three locations across London, and we don't think they're stopping there.
The Love for Mexican Food
Tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos – Lupita is the gift that just keeps on giving. But they say it's the tacos that made them who they are. When you order in, you get to assemble your own at home, with a base of corn tortillas, crumbled cheese, onion, coriander, jalapenos and salsa – just choose your topping and you're good to go. Opt for the Chicken Tinga if you like to amp up the spice, or go for the Carnitas, for a milder, richer pulled pork combination. Sub in a side of Frijoles Charros, where pinto beans pair up with chorizo, bacon and chilli stew, for an extra hearty feast.
If you're after something a bit lighter, it's the Lupita Salad for you, where grilled chicken or prawns are met with chickpeas, roasted peppers, green leaves, avocado, tomatoes and cheese, drizzled with a creamy chipotle dressing and fried tortilla strips.