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Lupe's Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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35530 N Highway 7779, Catalina, AZ 85738
+1 520-818-7855
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Vancouver, Washington
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best Machaca Chimichanga ever! Loved the ice cold Negra Modelo's. I drink a lot of iced tea and Rochelle is the sweetest, she brought me a huge pitcher and kept the ice a comin'. Rochelle said it was her Nana's restaurant and you can tell it is family owned...they take pride in how authentic and delicious their food is and... More 

Thank kendra m
maine usa
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Worst meal we have had in a long time...food was really greasy! Grease was dripping out of tacos and fajitas were terrible. Chimichanga was greasy... Couldn't finish... Won't be back!!!

Thank Kathy L
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

A lot of people don't know about Lupe's because it's north of Catalina, Arizona. It's a small restaurant at the fork of State Hwys 77 and 79. It has the best cheese crisps we've had. The machaca is also the best of any of our favorite Mexican restaurants. Prices are reasonable. The service is great and we're always treated like... More 

Thank David T
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71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I have been coming here for 15 years while visiting family. All the meals are authentic, the service is friendly and the prices are really fare.

Thank Todd H
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Let me say that I really wanted our first time visit to this restaurant to be one worth coming back to because good Mexican food restaurants are hard to find. This restaurant is off of a main highway and a lot of their business comes from travelers passing by. The menu selections sounded good with a choice of beef or... More 

Thank Karen W
Tucson, Arizona
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Lupe's is one of those places where the food is very good, the service is great and the prices are low. This is a family owned restaurant and the food is very good. We have been to Lupe's about three times now and never been disappointed. It is a good, solid Mexican restaurant.

Thank TowsonHounds
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We stopped here for an early dinner. The food was just okay, so we were a little disappointed. The wait staff was excellent, however the atmosphere is a little stark.

Thank Margaret G
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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141 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

After years of driving past, my husband and I decided to stop in for breakfast. I had their biscuits and gravy with eggs. My husband had their hash and eggs. The cook didn't know how to cook eggs over hard without breaking the yolks, so we had to wait a very long time to get our breakfast served. Both breakfasts... More 

1 Thank AZcartrip
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I finally stopped after 22 years of just driving by on my way to Phoenix. Now we drive up to the junction all the time just for dinner. It's worth the drive. It's a family run business with AMAZING Mexican food. Everything is still made from scratch. The mild salsa is fantastic, ask for some hot just for the extra... More 

Thank Curt F
Seward, Alaska
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

I had some great tacos here served with with tasty rice and beans. Excellent chips and salsa. Wife had a good chili relleno and the place was clean and an easy pull off at Highway 79 and 77. The service was weak and surly -- some one was in a mood. Well priced.

Thank Dan W

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Restaurant Details

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Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35530 N Highway 7779, Catalina, AZ 85738
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Catalina
  • Phone Number: +1 520-818-7855

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?