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More kudos for Tacos Lupita -- best tacos around

beanbag Oct 3, 2001 10:25 AM

I just wanted to add another round of kudos for Tacos Lupita, the Somerville taco spot. It is the ultimate Chowhound find. Unassuming, out-of-the-way, un-trendy, but with amazing, fresh food, nice people, etc. I am a regular take-out customer there, and I just want to say that their pork tacos are the BEST (chicken is also good). They roast the pork on a spit and then shave thin slices for the tacos, so there are all kinds of nice crisp pieces of the pork. (Don't bother with the burritos -- the tacos are what they do best.) Be sure to get their special hot sauces with it, on the side.

Last time I was there, I watched as they made their tortillas by hand, from the dough, to a tortilla mold, to the frying pan. We typically don't eat in the restaurant -- it has zero ambience.

I'm a Californian, taco aficionado, frequent Mexico traveler, and I can tell you, these tacos ROCK.

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    ScoobieSnack Oct 3, 2001 11:59 AM

    Is this the Place in Union Sq. ????

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    1. re: ScoobieSnack
      beanbag Oct 3, 2001 01:47 PM

      It's on Elm Street, near the corner of Somerville Ave. It's not too far from Union Sq, but not in Union Sq. Closer to Porter.

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      Dr. Dog Oct 3, 2001 02:53 PM

      Agreed. The food is just plain great. After getting food there the last two nights, I'm promising myself I won't go there tonight. Even a great thing can get old!

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        Eric Eto Oct 3, 2001 04:48 PM

        Besides the tacos, also try the pupusas de revueltas. I think that's what you saw them making back there. I wasn't aware they made their own tortillas. But that's a nice plus if they do.

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          CuriousGeorge Oct 9, 2001 04:18 PM

          Went there last Thursday night and the place smelled to high heaven of half eaten food that was left in a rubber tub at the end of the room. The tables were dirty and there was trash all over the floor.

          We mistakenly stayed for what usually is great food, but this night was like eating in a different restaurant.

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          1. re: CuriousGeorge
            JJ Oct 19, 2001 12:00 PM

            Tacos Lupita is great.

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