Located a little too far from “the action” for the “All Duval All The Time” crowd, Lupita’s is the perfect place for locals and tourists who want to get away from the crazy…if only for a little while. Though between a couple loud friends (just kidding, Ron & Cindy) and the rousing Mexican music, we just opted for a different kind of crazy. 🙂
In case you couldn’t clearly see some of Lupita’s offerings above…
Since we had just left Vino’s, we weren’t going to have more wine…but it’s good to know that they serve ‘ritas! After all, Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner. Just in time for you to also enjoy Mexican beer.
I ordered from the combo menu: two fish tacos, rice, homemade refried beans, and a salad. Admittedly, since I had to order fried fish instead of grilled, I hoped it would’ve been gently fried…less breading and less time in the fryer. I hate to say (really, I do) that I thought the fish tasted similar to what I used to get in my high school cafeteria and the rice was dry and needed spice. I do realize when rice is made ahead of time for the masses, it does dry out quickly.
The Handsome Captain™ ordered from the combo menu as well: two Mexican style tacos with chicken quesadilla. Greg gave me one of his quesadilla pieces and I have to say, we both enjoyed it. He also liked the ground beef tacos.
Much too stuffed, we had to decline dessert…this time. Despite our mixed reviews, we’ll go to Lupita’s again (I’ll order something else). While our favorite Mexican remains Chico’s Cantina on Stock Island, we would patronize Lupita’s if we didn’t want to leave Key West proper. It’s certainly heads and shoulders above Salsa Loca and it’s pretty close to my work. While not a fancy place (totally fine by me!), prices are reasonable and the fare is simple and filling. I do understand why it’s a locals’ favorite and we wish Lupita’s!