Lupita East

Restaurants , Mexican Spitalfields
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This Mexican dining room and bar on Commercial Street is the sister branch to the flagship Lupita over in Soho. Much like its sibling, this laid-back east London restaurant brings an authentic slice of the taquería to London, with a traditional Mexican vibe to match the food and drinks.

The menu ranges from tacos and tostadas to burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas and specials, such as a a selection of ceviche plates, arrachera steaks and panuchos de cochinita pibil - a dish of slow-roasted pork marinated and cooked to a technique dating back to Mayan times. It comes served on corn tortillas with refried beans and red pickled onions. Churros, a Mayan chocolate cake and flan de cajeta feature on the dessert list.

There's an impressive subterranean bar for those looking to settle in. Cocktails boast a Mexican bent - not least the many margaritas - but there are mojitos, caipirinhas and cuba libres, as well as the Lupita take on a bloody mary - the vodka is replaced with mezcal. A suitably extensive range of tequilas is available, too. 

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Lupita East says
One of London's most authentic Mexican restaurants. The same great tastes, ingredients, flavours and aromas that you find in Mexico City! Great fun in a vibrant east London location.

The team at Lupita are also proud to offer diners the opportunity to taste some of Mexico's hard-to-find beers.
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Venue name: Lupita East
Address: 60-62 Commercial Street
E1 6LT
Transport: Tube: Liverpool Street
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O. Gordon

This is a very run of the mill Mexican restaurant. The design is bright, spacious and airy and the staff accommodated our largish party well. The guacamole is made in front of you which I thought was a nice touch but, aside from that, there are no surprises. The cocktails went down well but the most of the food was a bit disappointing and whilst not expensive, I didn't feel that it was particularly good value for money. Nothing to really dislike but nothing to bring you here either. 

Nat P
Staff Writer

A pleasant surprise to find a Mexican restaurant that deviates slightly from the stodgy enchilada standards you usually find in the capital's more middle-of-the-road Mexican joints. There's an unusually innovative range of choices for veggies, especially – cactus plant features in a couple of dishes, for instance. Continuing the lighter theme, there is a also a good choice of citrus-marinated fish plates. The margaritas are spot-on – sweet, sour, refreshing and potent. For non-alcoholic drinks, the horchata is a must-try – kind of like chilled milk but made with rice milk, almonds and cinnamon. And then try to get the horchata-referencing Vampire Weekend lyric out of your head.

Lento B

Great Mexican food and love the margaritas.  The mezcal one is fresh and they only recommend having two as they are potent.  Everything we tried was full of flavor and different than the usual greasy Mexican stuff at other places.  These guys are doing something special here and you can definitely taste it!  Pretty easy to get a table as well.  

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