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Lupe's Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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35530 N Highway 7779, Catalina, AZ 85738
+1 520-818-7855
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been coming here for 15 years while visiting family. All the meals are authentic, the service is friendly and the prices are really fare.

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Thank Todd H
Arizona
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Let me say that I really wanted our first time visit to this restaurant to be one worth coming back to because good Mexican food restaurants are hard to find. This restaurant is off of a main highway and a lot of their business comes from travelers passing by. The menu selections sounded good with a choice of beef or... More 

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Thank Karen W
Tucson, Arizona
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Lupe's is one of those places where the food is very good, the service is great and the prices are low. This is a family owned restaurant and the food is very good. We have been to Lupe's about three times now and never been disappointed. It is a good, solid Mexican restaurant.

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Thank TowsonHounds
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We stopped here for an early dinner. The food was just okay, so we were a little disappointed. The wait staff was excellent, however the atmosphere is a little stark.

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Thank Margaret G
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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136 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

After years of driving past, my husband and I decided to stop in for breakfast. I had their biscuits and gravy with eggs. My husband had their hash and eggs. The cook didn't know how to cook eggs over hard without breaking the yolks, so we had to wait a very long time to get our breakfast served. Both breakfasts... More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I finally stopped after 22 years of just driving by on my way to Phoenix. Now we drive up to the junction all the time just for dinner. It's worth the drive. It's a family run business with AMAZING Mexican food. Everything is still made from scratch. The mild salsa is fantastic, ask for some hot just for the extra... More 

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Thank Curt F
Seward, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

I had some great tacos here served with with tasty rice and beans. Excellent chips and salsa. Wife had a good chili relleno and the place was clean and an easy pull off at Highway 79 and 77. The service was weak and surly -- some one was in a mood. Well priced.

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Thank Dan W
Maricopa, Arizona
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

We have been past this restaurant many times and decided to stop. The first thing we saw was no one was at the front to greet customers. We waited almost 15 min!! We had to walk into the back to find someone to help. The food was bland and the chips were stale.

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Thank Tinman_81
Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Went in on a Friday night after too long lines at Olive Garden and Chilis- so had we did! Excellent chips and salsa- delicious beef tacos and big portions. Good prices and service so will be back!

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Mesa, Arizona
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173 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Took a drive yesterday with no real destination in mind and ended up in Oracle Junction about lunchtime. When we turned the corner off of Highway 77 onto Highway 79, there was the restaurant. There were numerous cars in the parking lot, so we decided to try it. I ordered the Green Chili Mix Enchilada and my wife had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35530 N Highway 7779, Catalina, AZ 85738
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Catalina
  • Phone Number: +1 520-818-7855

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?