- Taco Loco
Went to Taco Lupita a few nights ago. I found the both the beef and pork tacos to be greasy and lacking in flavor. Also the service was very slow.
Hmmm, I go there often and yes, it takes them a little while to get your food together, but there are usually only 2-3 employees there at a time. It's not like anyone is screwing around or trying to be slow. (They heat the tortillas and the meat separately for each thing that you order, and then assemble the whole thing and wrap it.) In my experience, they put the food out as quickly as they can. Also, I have never had a problem with the food being greasy (chicken or pork tacos are my favorites) and have never experienced upset stomach.
I find that any food there that involves beans, they over-do the ratio of beans to the other ingredients. That's why I think the tacos are still the best choice.
On the ambience side -- yes, the cleanliness and overall decor could use some serious work. I always eat take-out for that reason.
The carne asada there is nothing spectacular. And by pork, was it the carnitas or al pastor you ordered? As for grease, both forms of pork requires fatty pieces of meat, with the fat cooked down (hopefully) to provide more flavor. It's been a while, but I've always relied on the al pastor and the lengua (tongue) at Lupita. If you haven't already, you have to get the pupusas (revueltas preferably) there -- which is really what they excel at. Service is pretty slow, but I consider that part of the charm of the place. I usually just watch the TV along with the rest of the patrons.
I have been there a lot recently and on a regular basis I walk in the door and am hit by the smell of dirty dishes with food left on them.
The dishes are often on tables and/or crammed in a RubberMaid container in the dining area.
This kind of thing is about enough for me to give up on the place.