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Lupe Tortilla's

#39 of 7,143 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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318 Stafford St, Houston, TX 77079-2325
+1 281-496-7580
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I come to Houston this place is on my list of "Have-to's" while I am here. The food is consistently excellent. Fresh says it all. Wonderful team and excellent service.

Thank Heather F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the wait for a great Mexican meal. This restaurant was right beside our hotel and came highly recommended. Excellent service and menu choices make this a great choice. We did have to wait 30 minutes however. But it was worth it.

Thank todd m
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been eating there for along time. And it seems like they are going down hill. Its getting bad the food is good. But it dose not matter if you your service is bad. About 50/50 if you find a waiter or waitress thats good. Food is not cheep for that price you should get good service, or should... More 

Thank 12345Wolf
New Braunfels, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been 25 years since we've been to this particular Lupe's location with our now grown kids. Brought our young grandsons here while having babysitting duty. We sat in the room right next to and convenient access to the small playground. I remember the play area being much bigger, 25 years ago and the restaurant much smaller!. We enjoyed... More 

Thank zinniaqueen
Houston, Texas
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although there are now several Lupe’s in Houston, this is the original. I used to eat lunch here 20+ years ago. Since then, they’ve added a sand-lot playground for kids and a lot of things to the menu. The fun begins when you first walk in and see a sign that says, “If you’re in a hurry, please come back... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are there at least 4 times if we re in Houston for a wek or more, great light lunch menu, that is still a large prtion, best margaritas we have had (on the rocks) Great staff, childrens play area, always busy so you may have to wait for a table but well worth it

Thank keithuhpr
Beaumont, Texas
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun place with consistent good food at decent prices. I really enjoyed the shrimp and avocado campechana. Very tasty!

Thank boatsnships
Indian Rocks Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be prepared for a very long wait. This is an extremely popular restaurant. We sat in the bar and had chips, salsa and cold beers and waited at least an hour. Unfortunately our table was near the "sandbox" a place where the children can play and the noise level from screaming children made for an uncomfortable dinner. Unless you have... More 

Thank ultrapilot
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Loved the décor and atmosphere of this place. I am vegetarian and travel solo with my young daughter. We were taken care of, and the food was amazing. I don't personally feel it was overrated at all. The food tasted homemade and was delicious. The staff were also very friendly and accommodating. We waited a bit, but it didn't matter... More 

Thank CS D
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Lupe Tortilla's original restaurant is, I understand, unchanged from the original concept. Pretty downtrodden in part (although in being so it generates a great ambiance), the quality of the food and the service are always second to none. Get there early - queuing is a nightly event at Lupe's due to its continued popularity. Once seated, you'll understand why.

Thank 22rich777

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 Stafford St, Houston, TX 77079-2325
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 281-496-7580

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