Lupita's Restaurant

2180 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627


  • $
  • Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
This is a Guatemalan/Salvadoran/Mexican place, but forget the latter in favor of the first two cuisines. Chuchitos, miniature Guatemalan tamales, with a lightly sauced interior, please, as well as the enchilada, what Mexicans know as a tostada. It's a tower of pickled beets and ground beef that nearly makes its crunchy foundation buckle, and there's nothing spicy about it at all, but the sourness of the beets coupled with the beef will make you prefer this to any tostada sold in la naranja. And there are pupusas, of course, epic expanses of nicely toasted masa stuffed with your choice of cheese, meat, flowery loroco, even jalapeƱo to draw in the Mexis.

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  • Lupita's Is a PeeWee Pupusa Place
    Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 4:30 a.m. by Gustavo Arellano

    Lupita's is a claustrophobic place, a walk-in closet that's two rows of four tables lined up against a wall, an empty space between said rows that only allows enough wiggle room to approach the counter for an order, with pictures of...

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