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Lucky Lupitas

Restaurants, Mexican North Adelaide
4 out of 5 stars
Lucky Lupitas
Photograph: Sia Duff

Adelaideans wept when the old Lucky Lupitas was demolished in 2016, but Lucky’s is back and business is booming

Expect progressive modern Latino inside this O’Connell Street shopfront, plated-up amid quirky murals and sculptural stacks of hot-sauce crates, red kidney bean tins and imported beer. If you’re feeling more Adelaide than Acapulco, shoot for the more predictable nachos, enchiladas and quesadillas with south-of-the-border accompaniments (there’s even a hamburguesa). Or boost your authenticity rating with a crisp fish taco, Cuban seafood stew or pulled-beef brisket tortilla. There’s an impressive rack of chilli sauces at your disposal: the volcanic El Yucatero makes Tabasco seem like tomato sauce. Cool your boots with imported Mex beers (Dos Equis, Negra Modelo); or a carafe of rustic house sangria. Arriba!

By: Charles and Meg Rawlings-Way


Venue name: Lucky Lupitas
Address: 1/163 O'Connell St
North Adelaide
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5.30-9pm; Fri 5.30-10pm; Sat 5-10pm; Sun noon-2pm & 5.30-9pm
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