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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Lupe Tortilla

After studiously avoiding this restaurant for the past couple of years (I really am not a big fan of most Tex-Mex), I somehow ended up eating at a Lupe Tortilla twice in the same month. It wasn't on purpose.

The first thing you need to know about this place is that it's designed for a family. Everyone there had children. The sandbox in the front (Sugar Land and Kirby location) tend to encourage the little people to come out. On Friday night we waited almost an hour to get in. Today, we didn't have to wait at all to have lunch.

I've tried the queso flameado con chorizo, the enchiladas, the tacos, and the chalupas. Ignore such nonsense, grease-filled dishes. Instead, order the tasty beef fajitas ($14). This yummy dish tastes great because of all the lemon/lime they put on the meat, the fact that there's a poblano thrown on the skillet, and the large, hand-made tortillas. An order for two should feed about three moderately hungry people.

If you're trying to have a sophisticated night or an adult night, I'd avoid this place at night as if it were Chucky Cheese itself. If you're looking for a good lime-infested fajita, give this place your full attention.

NOTE: One gripe I have is the non-chalant way they handled a potentially serious problem. A sharp piece of hard white plastic fell into the sour cream. Luckily, Rekha found it before she ate the sour cream. When we waved down the manager (not easy on Friday night), he just casually said he knew where that came from. No apology. No, "it won't happen again." Apparently, they get the sour cream in a tub with a white plastic lid. Instead of taking the lid off, they stab it to make an opening. When they stabbed it that Friday night we were there, a piece fell into the sour cream. It's a lawsuit waiting to happen. If it happens to you, e-mail me.


madi said...

this is my favorite restuarant! i couldnt say a word about it except that it gets so busy. everyone just loves it! the fajitas are definetely my favorite, especially beef. i love the kid-friendly atmostphere. you make it sound like its only a place to go if you have kids, but i dont think that is the case at all. i dont have kids, and i have been to lupes with friends who dont even like kids, and they still love the restaurant just as much as i do.

December 29, 2006

Cisco said...

i hate this restaurant. I was there with a group of friends for a birthday dinner. The place was packed so i thought it would be a great place to eat... nope.. ordered the grilled shrimp and for some reason they served it on a huge plate. The shrimp were small! I also decided to go for 'more salad' instead of the frijoles and they basically gave me shredded iceburg. The type of iceburg meant for the outside taco places.... horrible!!

I don't eat mexican out much(i eat mexican at home:)) Tepaticlan(sp) in pasadena is much better place to eat or even Mamacitas... too many good mexican places(wether tex-mex or otherwise) to go to this place.

March 29, 2007


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