Monday, 27 September 2010

The 'first truly authentic Mexican restaurant' opens in London


To claim to be 'London's first truly authentic Mexican restaurant' is a bold statement and one that shouldn't be made lightly, especially by a newcomer to the scene. However, it's exactly what Lupita has done, their claim strengthened by the fact that the people behind this venture have over forty-five years' experience running the taqueria El Farolito in Mexico City. 
Authenticity is somewhat of an ongoing debate when it comes to food, especially in this day and age when there's growing concern about where our produce comes from and whether we can we justify the food miles. Luptia claim to use use as many authentic Mexican ingredients as they can lay their hands on to produce plates of food on a par with those in Latin America.
So, is it any good? Well, several blogger reports appear to be favourable although not everyone agrees. The menu defintely gives Wahaca a run for its money and the dishes are very reasonably priced. You can call ahead and book a table too which is definitely a good thing (unless you enjoy queueing). I don't think it will be long until we see another one open in the capital. Watch this space.

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