Lupita’s serves forgettable cuisine

Tricia Peterson / Washburn Review

There are so many Mexican restaurants in Topeka, so it’s extremely hard to find one that stands out to me, and Lupita’s just didn’t do it.

Don’t get me wrong, the food is good, and the service is, too, but it just seemed to be another Mexican restaurant among a list of others. The prices seemed a little higher than some Mexican restaurants I have been to. Nothing stood out to me as memorable, except that during a weekday, it was extremely busy. The line was out the door and packed with downtown employees on their lunch break. Get there early, because if you don’t, you will be waiting.

Dinner time, I hear, is much more laid back, for those of you who don’t like crowded restaurants.

I ordered the burrito, sancho style, which was served with rice and beans. I thought it was different that they chose to serve half of a hard-boiled egg with their rice. I found the rice to be a little dry and the egg did not help.

The egg made it seem drier than it really was, and didn’t help the blandness either. The refried beans were typical refried beans.

The burrito was tasty, but again, there wasn’t anything memorable about it. I have eaten at many Mexican restaurants, as I stated before, and usually, there is something memorable to talk about, but I am left blank when trying to remember this burrito. Not to say that it wasn’t good, just not exceptional enough to recall.  From what I understand, Sancho-style means they add lettuce, tomato and sour cream to a regular burrito that only comes with meat and cheese.

There are many other items on the menu that I would like to try, especially because a lot of people seem to love this restaurant. This is the only reason I plan on going back, so I can give it another chance.

My friend that was with me ordered a combo meal with an enchilada, a taco and a burrito with rice and beans. He let me try the enchilada, and it was really spicy. Not spicy-hot, but spicy, as in they used a lot of spices. This item is what stood out to me the most, so I plan on going back and ordering my own, that way I can eat the entire thing. Hopefully, my second experience is more memorable than my first.

Lupita’s  Mexican Restaurant is located downtown at 732 S. Kansas Ave.  They don’t have a website that I can find, but you can find more reviews and information about their food by looking up their Facebook page.