1201 S. 9th Street
Monday - Thursday 8AM - Midnight
Friday - Sunday 8AM - 1 AM
Everyone's going to Gino's for a cheesesteak and you're in the mood for Mexican. No longer an issue. La Lupe, a half block from Gino's dishes up some home style Mexican Cooking that is muy bueno.
Thanks to their huevos rancheros (above), La Lupe is becoming a regular breakfast destination. I order them con chorizo which always seems to upset the staff. But they humor the gringo loco.
One of my favorite tacos is Al Pastor (right) made of spiced up pork and served with a wedge of lime. Last time there I went for the enchiladas mole (upper right). Mole sauce is based on bittersweet chocolate and a classic Mexican sauce.
One enticement or warning - everything here comes with a spicy kick of hot - not Taco Belled down to meek American expectations. Both the mole sauce and the salsa verde served with the chips had a suprising kick to them.
In the fridge, both domestic and imported (Mexican) Coca Cola. The Mexican version supposedly has more sugar and is sweeter. And it comes in a classic glass bottle.