I’ve walked past Lupita most days for more than a year now – it’s the Mexican restaurant on the slope that leads from the Strand to Embankment station and I always think “I really need to go in there.” I went in once with Friend R for a cocktail and guacamole but that was ages ago and not a proper meal. Finally, Friends S & G decided, after a glass of wine in the rain at Gordon’s Wine Bar, that it was time to pop in for dinner.
What a delicious meal it was. I think it was of a similar quality to the street food we found in Guadalajara, Mexico, and was quite impressed with what I had.
Our starter was guacamole made in front of us (no dodgy ingredients there, just avocado, tomato, red onion, lime, salt and coriander) served with tasty tortilla chips.
Mains were: cerviche served in an avocado for me, and tostadas for the ladies. Plus cocktails for them and agua fresca for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the churros that was served up for dessert.
Unfortunately the photos I took were of poor quality (I blame Gordon’s Wine Bar and their delicious rose) but you get my drift. It’s tasty, appears healthy if you choose carefully and is super convenient, being beside Charing X station and up the street from Embankment. Go there for dinner, you won’t regret it.
Lupita can be found at 13-15 Villiers Street, London WC2N 6ND, up that slope on the right. All up it came to £23 each – not bad considering starters, mains, dessert and cocktails were consumed.