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May 20, 2011 07:15 AM

Tacos Lupita now under a new name - What is the scoop?

Rode by Tacos Lupita in Somerville last night and noticed a new awning and a new name (I should have written it down but didn't)... anyone have the scoop here? New owners or just a new name? I hope the tortas continue to be delicious.

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  1. The last time I had the torta al pastor, it was awful. Sad because it was once one of my favorite sandwiches in the city. I hope this isn't a downhill alert. Anyone else been lately?

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    1. re: gourmaniac

      When was the last time you ate there? I was there a couple of weeks ago - it was the same folks, same chow.

      I thought there was mention here recently regarding the pending sale of Tacos Lupita in relation to a liquor license application.

      1. re: Bob Dobalina

        It was perhaps 2-3 months ago on a saturday for lunch. So disappointing but perhaps just an off day.

        1. re: Bob Dobalina

          You're right, Bob, but I think that thread was deleted in the end.

          I go there about once a week and it's the same people and same food as it has been for the past few years at least. There was no notice in the restaurant, that I saw, about any pending changes.

      2. I just called them and the woman said "Hello?" I asked if this was Tacos Lupita, and she said, "Yes, this is Tacos Lupita."

        So maybe they just put up a new awning?

        1. I just went.
          They sold it, the old owner was putting the neon Tacos Lupita signs in his truck.
          Same women were inside making the food.

          Aguacate Verde, which was indeed the name involved with the possible liquor license thing from before.

          1. I went over today too. Noticed the Aguacate Verde sign but was happy to see the same (unsmiling) faces inside. Unfortunately they weren't doing tortas today as they were out of bread. This has never happened before in my 8+ years of going there. Hopefully it wasn't a sign of things to come.

            I didn't stay for any of the other choices cuz I think the torta is where it's all happening, but rather went and had a Rapture Burger at Magoun's.

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            1. re: yumyum

              Tried again last night and they did have the bread for tortas. The bread is still great, the carne asada tastes the same, nice mix of beans and avocado and jalapenos on the sander. Things have definitely changed though -- the sandwich is about 2/3 the size that it used to be, the curdito on the pupusas was sloppily made and seasoned. Tacos that went by to another table looked good, the burritos might be a little bit smaller as well.

              I want to know the real scoop -- I definitely think the change of name isn't the only change here. Crap.

              1. re: yumyum

                Disposable plates and a more watery red sauce, but other than that my chorizo con huevo burrito and horchata seemed the same as before. More things to try before the verdict is in: what a chore!

            2. It looks like the menu is basically staying the same, with a couple additions.


              Fantastic website, too.

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              1. re: rknrll

                That dude has a really big belly button.

                1. re: rknrll

                  I like the "Homemaded [sic] Flan."