It's gotta feel great to finally rep your homeland, like pro soccer players from around the globe in the World Cup, and NHL guys from around Canada in the Olympics. For a couple dudes doing so for Mexico, get to La Lupita
Offering the owners' favorite easy-on-the wallet dishes from all over that big landmass to the south, slick-yet-casual Lupita rocks a luminescent ceiling/walls done up in the red/white/green of the Mexican flag, and's run by Mexican partners who interestingly operate Thai joints in Mexico City, but decided to come back to whip up the food they ate growing up, which is sure to help you grow out. Things start with a taco roster encompassing the likes of El Pastor (pork leg with spices and pineapple), Cochinita Pibil (spiced pulled pork with pickled red onion), and Rajas Con Queso (mild poblano chilis stewed in a creamy cheese sauce), plus small plates like Sopesitos (corn cakes topped with chicken, beef, refried beans, and green salsa), and a lineup of Mexican fondues filled with poblano peppers, chorizo, and mushrooms called "fundidos", but only until those 'shrooms start to wear off, and you can't fall asleep. On the bigger side there're tortas loaded with chorizo, breaded steak, or grilled chicken with beans, cream, and roasted chili strips, plus entrees like Carne Asada Con Chilaquiles (grilled skirt steak covered in fried tortillas drenched in green salsa, cream cheese, and fresh queso) and the mishmash of beef, cheese, tomato, bacon, onions, and jalapenos called Alambre Carne, aka, "Wire Meat", aka, which is anyone Marlo finds out is talking to the cops.
Because apparently they're super-popular, beer and wine're coming soon, and for now Lupita's got traditional juices like horchata (a creamy rice and cinnamon drink), and fresh-squeezed tamarindo and jicama, made from a crisp root which is sometimes called yam bean, unless you're representing Canada, and it's called "hoser".
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