Part of my adventures involves trying new places to eat and I have set a personal goal of trying out all the eatery Norwalk has to offer. My first visit begins with this restaurant that is a couple blocks away from me, Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant.
My first impression of the restaurant was that it was tiny but not too tiny like others I’ve been at before. It was clean and had Aztec like paintings/pots for decor. The menu was definitely something of a puzzle. Not only are all the photos in the wall a bit overwhelming but you can’t quite make out what some of them are. None of them are titled but I did notice on a different wall that they have the numbers of the photos plus a title and price. So, you have to do a bit of matching up to see what you’re going to be ordering. I would definitely recommend them to upgrade their menu display.
As I mentioned, the place is tiny when compared to some bigger restaurants but there is still room for people to sit. It has 5 larger tables that seat 4 people each and 2 small “intimate” tables that seat 2 people each in the middle. Although, I can see how those two intimate tables can be a bit awkward. If there’s more than 2 people in line ordering they’ll be standing right over you or next to you as you eat.
I ended up ordering a Carnitas Wet Burrito, my usual go to Mexican food. Ordered it with Guacamole inside (of course it’s extra for that). They charged 50 cents to use your card to pay which I don’t mind but thought it’s worth mentioning. The prices overall seemed fair, my order was $9.47 and the portion is definitely on the larger side. Normally, I get an option of Green or Red sauce but this location looks like they have their one option. The sauce is like a soup they poured onto it with peppers, onions, tomato and I’m not sure what else. The burrito itself was good and had a little spicy kick. I don’t do spicy food but it had just enough that it was tolerable for me. I would definitely come here again for convenience as it is close by but it is not in my top 3 wet burritos.
Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant
15018 Pioneer Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
Mon-Sat 10am – 9pm
Sun 9am – 9pm
Take Out/Order by phone available.