Lupita began almost 50 years ago as a traditional taquería (Spanish word meaning taco shop) just west of the historic centre of Mexico City before arriving in the UK in 2010 with the launch of the first Lupita restaurant on Villiers Street.
Lupita East serves tacos, tostadas, quesadillas and enchiladas and Mexico's infamous Churros con Chocolate - the Spanish pastry brought to Mexico in the 1930s.
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Venue Details & Map
60-62 Commercial StreetShoreditchLondonE1 6LT
- +44 (0)20 7930 5355
- Public transport:
- Aldgate, Underground
The food is actually pretty decent (albeit way overpriced), but the service is terrible. I gave this place two chances and they dropped the ball both times.
FIRST VISIT: I came with a group. It took 20 minutes for our margaritas and 45 minutes for our food. Then, when the food finally came, they ended up putting onions in one of my group member's quesadillas, even though she explicitly told...more
My work friends and I go here often for their margaritas. Normally quiet Mondays through Thursdays, which means the service is pretty good - my friend went on a Friday though and mentioned that it took forever to get a drink... but that's for her review and not mine.
Food's okay - nothing to write home about, but better than some other Mexican places I've been to in the city. The Artisanal...more
Lupita East is typical London fare, and unfortunately, that means two stars knocked off right away.
One is for the food, which is always just... OK. It's not bad, but it's not amazing. There's none of that kick or flavour or downhome side-of-the-road feeling you get from real Mexican food. Stuff that makes your clothes smell like cooked meat all day long and makes you want another burrito...more
By choice, I don't go to Lupita (except for the first time) because I know that my incredibly low expectations will be barely met. Eating at Lupita is like eating at Bland Blanderson's house with Blando Calrissian in the land of Blandonia.
I seriously don't get what people see here. Okay, they have a nice tequila selection (although that can be said for a lot of places). They do have free...more
I went there yesterday, because i was looking for a place to eat lunch and the thai restaurant i was targheting was closed. (damn). The replacement was a splendid surprise: along with an order minimum of 15 pounds, a check-in on yelp netted me a free faboulous "Artisanal guacamole", which was hand-made (before me) and it was simply amazing.
Ceviche and queso fundido were delicious too and i...more