Following on from some amazing Mexican food in Thailand at Gringo's Mexican Cantina and La Hacienda, my travel buddies and I, along with Macca & Jen, decided to try something a little closer to home. Some friends of mine had told me about this great little place called "Lucky Lupitas" very close to Flinders University in Bedford Park. How could I resist trying a new restaurant?
I was told that we must arrive by 6.00pm otherwise we'll be waiting a while to get in. Luckily we did get there by 6.00pm, as 15 minutes after being seated there was a line-up of about 15 people outside the door (the restaurant have thankfully provided heating for the patient patrons). This place is popular and I was about to find out why!
We left Macca in charge of the ordering process after deciding we would do a shared table. He selected all but about 4 dishes from the menu - what better way to review a restaurant than to try nearly all their food.
The menu is a mix of some old school favourites in Taco's, Quesadilla's and Nacho's with some street food like Empanada's (similar to a dumpling filled with smoked chicken), mouth-wateringly tender Beef Ribs (BBQ and Chimichurri) and corn on the cob, or Elotes, which is smothered in Chipotle mayonnaise, cheese and lime, and was the most divine I have ever tasted.
The restaurant was very family friendly, with options for kids and the service was sensational. To wash down our meals it was only fitting that we order a few Mexican brews along with some carafes of Sangria and Margaritas. In all honesty the Margaritas were a bit sweet for me, but rumour has it they do a watermelon one every now and again that is fantastic.
If you are looking to try some quality ‘real’ Mexican fare (not your usual Tuesday Old El Paso TV Taco dinner) all for a very affordable price (only $40 per head for our effort), I can only suggest that you take a trip to Lucky Lupitas - just get there early!
My only regret is that I didn't get a chance to try the Burgers as they looked delicious. However, it does give me another reason to head back there with some great friends and do it all over again!
Average Menu Pricing
Entree $6 - $10
Main $9 - $23
Where: 1/4 Rupert Avenue, Bedford Park, SA 5042
Trading: Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.00pm & 5.30pm-9.00pm, Sat 5.30pm-9.00pm
Contact: 08 8277 4004