Last Thursday I didn’t post a hotspot, silly me! That’s why I’ll give you one today: Lupita! When I was planning to go to ‘Giraffe’ in High Street Kensington, I couldn’t find it. Apparently it’s gone. Instead I found Lupita. I actually did see it before, because it’s quite the eye-catcher. I looked at the menu and there was no reason to put them on my hotspot list as there was basically nothing vegan. But because I was there anyway, I went inside and asked if they are willing to make me anything vegan. The staff was so friendly and helped me straight away. Together we veganised a vegetarian burrito and I ordered a side salad. In the meantime they gave me 2 dressings, 1 a little spicier than the other, but both really tasty! When my burrito was in front of me I was very content, it looked fabulous. I ate it all together, the burrito with the avocado, the dressings and the very fresh crispy salad. It was a really good meal for a restaurant that doesn’t offer anything vegan.
I’d say Lupita is a very good option if you want to go to a restaurant with people who’re not vegan. Personally I’d rather go to a vegan or vegetarian restaurant btw. I wouldn’t feel comfortable or at ease with somebody who’s eating meat in front of me. But I know that there are people who are ok with it and that’s why I think it’s good to review restaurants like this. Also I think the more ask for vegan options they get, the more vegan the world is going to be. Hurrah for that! At least the staff was very helpful and I actually had a very nice mature conversation with one of the waiters about veganism. I recommended to put something vegan dishes on the menu, but it wasn’t really a traditional Mexican thing he said. Though I do think they can at least give vegan options, because the burrito they made me, was lovely.
Lupita has 2 other branches. One in central London (13 – 15 Villiers Street WC2N 6ND) and one close to Liverpool Street (60-62 Commercial Street E1 6LT). They also do delivery and take away. For more information about that, you can go to their website.
The interior is very nice. It all looks absolutely attractive. Like I said, a real eye-catcher on the high street. The colours are very different, outspoken and they have very nice things hanging on the wall. It’s all very decorative, very Mexican. Oh and did I mention it has the coolest wallpaper in the toilet? You should check it out!
WHERE? 7 Kensington High Street W8 5NP.
CUISINE? Authentic Mexican.
VEGAN? No! (omni)
OVERALL? 6 (could have been higher with vegan options on the menu)
What do you think of Lupita? Would you like to go for a yummy burrito or do you rather go to vegan restaurants? Please let me know in a comment below or show me on Instagram by using #PlanetManel. Thank you! X