“The service is friendly and the ambience very casual.”
“It's nothing to look at, but the taste is authentic.”
“Not a good place to go out with a group.”
“The same waiter can be friendly, absent-minded or bitter, all within the span of an hour.”
“very friendly wait staff, fun quaint little Mexican diner type place where you can get a great quick Mexican meal.”
Delicious Mexican. Lupes serves delicious authentic Mexican in a charming tin-roof storefront on the edge of Soho. The service is friendly and the ambience very casual.
I got a tip for you, this is not LA!. Went there today with my cousin. We both hail from southern california. I don't know what part of East LA they learning their mexican style of cooking, but it is not close. It's ok, and is definitely not TEX MEX, but if you are reading the rest of these reviews and thinking you are about to get the real deal... Uh No. I had the Chicken Enchaldas, my cousin had the chicken norteno. The Beans were good (black), and the rice was good (nice flavor), but the sauce for the enchaladas... bland. little more flavor needed. I would go back, but It's not the best in the NYC. I have been to some here in the NYC better... The chips and salsa, NOT GOOD. They did not have corn chips, but the flour chips from the bag. Salsa could be better.
Excellent Mexican Food...For Manhattan. If you're from California or Texas, you frequently lament the sorry state of Mexican food in NYC: the sugar in the salsa, sweet syrupy margaritas, exclusion of items like chile relleno/tamles on menus, etc. I avoid all Mexican food in NY, but every few months I need a fix and try a self-described 'authentic' place. All that being said, Lupe's is good, heads above the other stuff you find. We ordered margaritas, guac, salsa, chile verde, enchiladas and chile rellenos for about $25 a person. Everything was excellent and the service was attentive. This place is barebones, a cozy diner atmosphere. I've learned not to expect the stuff you get in states that border Mexico. The sauces and dishes are prepared differently, but are still good. If you don't know what the fuss about Mexican food is, that means you've never had good Mexican food and it probably makes no difference where you eat. And if you do know what all the fuss is about, then try Lupe's.
Authentic Mexican cooking--with L.A. style--inhabits this Soho corner..
In a homey, retro corner spot, with big, inviting windows and neon signage, this quiet cantina serves hefty burritos, enchiladas and the like to an enthusiastic clientele. The burritos and enchiladas each come with half a dozen choices of filling, including chili verde, chipotle shrimp and several vegetarian options. A variety of other entrees include tamales with various fillings, and huachinango Veracruz, a snapper filet with a piquant tomato sauce. Desserts include coconut flan and brownies.
Horrible delivery service. Do not order food delivered to your house or apartment from Lupe's. They will skip your order, then lie to you that they rang your doorbell and called your phone number. I just had this happen and I will no longer order from Lupe's. The food may be good, but if they don't or won't bring it to you, how can you tell?
Lupe's is awesome!. This place was a true find! The food is incredible and very reasonably priced. It's never been crowded when I have been there and it's a cute place on a corner for great people-watching. I recommend the black bean burrito and their super vegetarian burrito is killer!
Very tasty & cheap SoHo Mexican. very friendly wait staff, fun quaint little Mexican diner type place where you can get a great quick Mexican meal. Great place to stop for a quick filling meal when walking around SoHo. Very fresh ingredients, hearty meal, good bang for the buck. the huevos rancheros was very good. don't forget cash only.
this is my favorite eaterie!. hi! i love this mexican place. i normally am averse to mexican food since so many dishes consist of onions but not here- the salad is so savory! i get really excited when richard brings me here!
Dine In. This is one of my FAVORITE places for the food and the atmosphere at lunchtime. However, be very wary of ordering delivery. My order has never come right and it's often ice cold. Mind you, I still keep trying.
Real Mexican Food. I am from Southern California and have scoured New York to find Mexican food similar to the type served on the left coast. I was elated when I found Lupe's. If one is looking for "L.A. Style" Mexican food (which I consider to be real Mexican food) then go to Lupe's. I had the steak burrito which is served with Mexican rice and lettuce and tomato on the side. It's nothing to look at, but the taste is authentic. If one is familiar with "Chano's" or "El Coyote" in Los Angeles then expect the same quality and flavor. Don't go for the decor or the location, go for the food!
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