Dinner at Lupita

On Thursday night, post-museum, I met my gorgeous friend Emma for dinner, and we went in search of Lupita’s “cheese/guacamole-thing”.  A bit of shoe shopping and a bus ride later, we found the restaurant far easier than we expected to – it’s literally next door to Charing Cross station (and there’s another one at Spitalfields). We only had to wait about five minutes for a table, and we ordered some cocktails whilst we debated what to have with our cheese.

I can’t for the life of me remember what our cocktails were called, but they were yummy!

Then we ordered this…


It’s totally as good as it looks.  Thats a sheet of melted cheese, folded over so that it stands up, wedged into the best guacamole. The cheese is still warm, but it snaps off so that you can scoop up the guacamole with it. Amazing.  Whoever invented this is literally a food genius.  When she last came to Lupita, Emma didn’t order it, but saw it on someone else’s table on her way out, and has waited six months to eat it.  She said it was completely worth the wait.

Last time we went for dinner, I took Lushy to Wahaca, so this was her attempt to out-Mexico me. So far, so good.

We did eat stuff other than cheese too, and all of it was delicious.  This is what we had…


I had the Tacos Pollo Encebollado, which is chicken marinated in Lupita’s special sauce, with caramelised onions.  So good.


Emma had the fried & braised pulled pork Tacos Carnitas. She did get two, but was too impatient to start eating to wait for me to do my dinner photos! They were so tasty – next time, we’re going to order both of these again and share them (Joey tendencies!! Haha)


We ordered the Chorizo con Papas Quesadillas and had one each, and it was the perfect amount of food. Just enough room left to share some Churros for dessert! (No Churros photos, because we ate them too fast.)

It was such a good meal, and the restaurant is in a really good location for hopping straight on the tube afterwards – definitely a plus if the cocktail list gets the better of you!

I’m going to have to start hunting out good restaurants in Edinburgh soon, so if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!

I have to point out that Lupita was entirely Emma’s choice for dinner, I’d never even heard of it before, let alone been asked to review it – it was just a really good meal, and I thought I’d share it!


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