Mexican Homemade Mecca (Charlotte)
Lupita Tortilleria y Carniceria--5210 N. Tryon St
Stomach distended, pork fat dripping from the corner of my mouth, the smell of homemade tortillas wafting through the air, my mind is at peace. I have had this food before. I have felt this warm embrace in the homes of friends cooking a true Mexican meal. If you are in search of truth as I am, go find it at Lupita's! I bought some carnitas, homemade tortillas, morcilla, a type of terrine made from pork...you slice it off chop it up and put in anything to create magic (it was amazing inomeletmlet). Did I mention they give samples? The owner handed us some chicharrón, a guilty pleasure to be sure. These are the foundations of tradition which I feel will be lost if I dont support them and Lupita's is worth supporting.
re: Sam at Novas
Yes I did forget to mention how inexpensive hey are. I guess my mind was still fixated on how great the food was but your right...it was a shock that everything was such a great price...I think I got 15 homemade tortillas for a dollar! They also have a large variety of canned and bottled drinks...some exotic.
This post is exactly why we need to get a larger and more active group of Chowhound participants in Charlotte - there have to be more gems like this!
This is an earlier thread of Lupita's. I agree it's well worth the trip. My husband works uptown and once a month at least I'm begged to drive up there and bring back lunch for his co-workers. I also pick it up when it's my turn to host my book club etc. Goes down well and makes my life very easy!
They now have 3 salsa's - the regular red and green, and a chipotle. I favor the green, my husband the red. They used to give me pieces of lime when I was buying everything but that hasn't happened lately.
The tortillas are fantastic. I love to watch them come steaming off the press. I also pick up chorizo and cheese while I'm there