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Latinos in London  on 2012-12-14

Lupita : British Mexican Food

London’s first truly authentic Mexican restaurant…It all started 50 years ago, with El Farolito, a taquería (Spanish word meaning taco shop)in a little corner of the then unknown Colonia Condesa, located just west of the historic centre of Mexico City.At the time the taquería was just a small charcoal grill run by two grill men who prepared authentic Mexican delicacies for the locals. Within a year of opening, its popularity had grown to such an extent that people from all over Mexico City came to try the infamous “charcoal tacos” – a Central American dish dating back to the early 1900s.In 2010, after half a century of being Mexico City’s leading taquería, El Farolito came to the UK and opened its doors in Villiers Street, London as Lupita. The word Lupita comes from a Spanish title of the Virgin Mary – Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe – meaning “Our Lady of Guadalupe”.

As one of the most popular restaurants providing authentic Mexico City cuisine in London, the chefs at Lupita pride themselves on the authenticity of their dishes. Choosing to use only fresh, flavoursome ingredients to create exciting and tastebud tingling dishes, the menus at Lupita are a true reflection of the incredible flavours, colours and smells found throughout Mexico. In September 2012, Zagat, the worldwide ratings and reviews website for restaurants, released their London 2012 survey results announcing that Lupita had made the top five Mexican restaurants in the city.Enjoy a wide range of dishes from tacos, tostadas, quesadillas and enchiladas to salads, soups and totopos (traditional homemade tortilla chips) before washing it all down with one of Lupita’s much loved margaritas (made with 100% agave tequila).The team at Lupita are also proud to offer diners the opportunity to taste some of Mexico’s hard-to-find beers including Pacifico, Modelo Especial and Negra Modelo as well as a variety of Mexican, South American and Spanish wines.


Lupita is proud to present a fresh and flavorsome ingredients, carefully selected by their Chefs who prepare every dish just for you!

Lupita will be doing the opening of their new East restaurant this Thursday 29 November and they invite us for a nice tasting reception accompanied by Tacos, Tequila, Mariachis and more..The new restaurant is located at 60-62 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6LT.

Lupita: 13-15 Villiers Street
WC2N 6ND London, United Kingdom

Lupita East: 60-62 Commercial Street
E1 6LT London, UK

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