Lupita's Mexican Food

★★★★☆
  • 1024 University Blvd N

    Jacksonville, FL 32211

    Map & Directions
  • 904-762-9278

About Lupita's Mexican Food

Hours
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 9pm

Food

Food
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After noting that Lupita's had popped up as a review here in the Arlington area, I decided to come by and give it a try. First and foremost, please understand that if you come for a luxurious atmosphere, you're not going to be happy. Lupita's is comfortable, but it is a simple restaurant. They haven't invested much in terms of beautifying the property. The tables and chairs are comfortable, but not designed to impress. The walls are a tableau of painted images that display a love for the place, but the environment is simple. The exterior is very plain and may chase some people off.

However, should one overlook the rather unprepossessing exterior of the restaurant, one will find that a wealth of tasty and reasonably priced options await the lover of Mexican food. During my visit, I was treated to a dish that was called, as I recall, Fajitas Texanas (or something to that effect, I did not bring a notebook to record the spelling). This fajita dish comes with a great plate of simple Spanish rice and refried beans, guacamole, lettuce, warm tortillas (your choice of type) and sour cream. The filling for the tortillas is served sizzling hot on an iron platter that is, quite literally, heaped with caramelized onions, grilled green peppers, fat and tasty shrimp, generous portions of grilled chicken, and a healthy serving of sliced steak. I HIGHLY recommend asking them for the spicy sauce that they serve with it. I am unfamiliar with its name, but it is yellow and clearly has red pepper flakes of some sort. Its tangy, salty, and spicy kick compliments the very rich flavor of the fajitas.

Side notes worthy of consideration: Another reviewer did mention that the steak was a bit tough. Regardless of the fact that I wish to say this reviewer was incorrect, it was the truth. The beef was good, but it could be tenderized some. The salsa was fresh and tasty, but the chips could be a bit better if served warm. The guacamole was absolutely delicious. I opted to try the fried ice cream for dessert. I was certainly not disappointed with the flavor! It was very tasty, but it leads me to wonder if anybody really dips the ice cream in batter and fries it anymore. It was a generous portion of vanilla ice cream and it was clearly rolled in some manner of cereal or fried dough that had been broken into bits. The ice cream was literally BURIED in whipped cream, chocolate and strawberry sauce. For $2.50, I felt it was a good deal.

You could not ask for friendlier people than the two I met, who very likely were the owners. The woman who served didn't speak fluent English, but spoke more than enough to take orders and take care of business; it gave me a chance to continue working on polishing my Spanish. She said she's so busy working all of the time that she hasn't found the opportunity to master English. Her husband, apparently, is the better English speaker.

The next time I go in, I think I'll try the Pollo Loco, but I'm certainly not disappointed with my visit. I believe I shall return and I have no reservations about recommending the place to those that happen to be passing by.

4
★★★★☆

After noting that Lupita's had popped up as a review here in the Arlington area, I decided to come by and give it a try. First and foremost, please understand that if you come for a luxurious atmosphere, you're not going to be happy. Lupita's is comfortable, but it is a simple restaurant. They haven't invested much in terms of beautifying the property. The tables and chairs are comfortable, but not designed to impress. The walls are a tableau of painted images that display a love for the place, but the environment is simple. The exterior is very plain and may chase some people off.

However, should one overlook the rather unprepossessing exterior of the restaurant, one will find that a wealth of tasty and reasonably priced options await the lover of Mexican food. During my visit, I was treated to a dish that was called, as I recall, Fajitas Texanas (or something to that effect, I did not bring a notebook to record the spelling). This fajita dish comes with a great plate of simple Spanish rice and refried beans, guacamole, lettuce, warm tortillas (your choice of type) and sour cream. The filling for the tortillas is served sizzling hot on an iron platter that is, quite literally, heaped with caramelized onions, grilled green peppers, fat and tasty shrimp, generous portions of grilled chicken, and a healthy serving of sliced steak. I HIGHLY recommend asking them for the spicy sauce that they serve with it. I am unfamiliar with its name, but it is yellow and clearly has red pepper flakes of some sort. Its tangy, salty, and spicy kick compliments the very rich flavor of the fajitas.

Side notes worthy of consideration: Another reviewer did mention that the steak was a bit tough. Regardless of the fact that I wish to say this reviewer was incorrect, it was the truth. The beef was good, but it could be tenderized some. The salsa was fresh and tasty, but the chips could be a bit better if served warm. The guacamole was absolutely delicious. I opted to try the fried ice cream for dessert. I was certainly not disappointed with the flavor! It was very tasty, but it leads me to wonder if anybody really dips the ice cream in batter and fries it anymore. It was a generous portion of vanilla ice cream and it was clearly rolled in some manner of cereal or fried dough that had been broken into bits. The ice cream was literally BURIED in whipped cream, chocolate and strawberry sauce. For $2.50, I felt it was a good deal.

You could not ask for friendlier people than the two I met, who very likely were the owners. The woman who served didn't speak fluent English, but spoke more than enough to take orders and take care of business; it gave me a chance to continue working on polishing my Spanish. She said she's so busy working all of the time that she hasn't found the opportunity to master English. Her husband, apparently, is the better English speaker.

The next time I go in, I think I'll try the Pollo Loco, but I'm certainly not disappointed with my visit. I believe I shall return and I have no reservations about recommending the place to those that happen to be passing by.

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This restaurant is the real deal if you want mexican.
My boyfriend and I enjoy the food. Downside is no margaritas, they do have beer though. The food is really good and I would recommend this for authentic mexican food. I love there mexican chese and the tacos.

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★★★★☆

This restaurant is the real deal if you want mexican.
My boyfriend and I enjoy the food. Downside is no margaritas, they do have beer though. The food is really good and I would recommend this for authentic mexican food. I love there mexican chese and the tacos.

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