January 31, 2015
Lupe’s Tex Mex Grill is a small, locally owned set of restaurants situated in the North Texas cities of Bedford, Arlington and Keller. For this review we visited the Arlington location located in the Lincoln Square section of North Arlington just a stones throw from all major entertainment district venues such as the Dallas Cowboys stadium, Rangers Baseball park and Six Flags over Texas amusement park.
The menu is a healthy selection of classic Tex Mex favorites. The menu is broken up roughly between Appetizers, Grilled Fajitas, Specialties and simpler classic Tex Mex fare such as enchiladas, tacos and the like. There are daily specials as well as lunch specials during the work week. In short, there is a little bit of everything to satisfy just about any Tex Mex craving.
I had the Carne a la Tampiquena ($13.99) which is comprised of grilled beef strips and grilled onions topped with a Chipotle sauce. This large, filling entree is served with a cheese enchilada, pinto beans, guacamole and pico de gallo. Your choice of flour or corn tortillas are served on the side so you can create your own soft taco as desired. I found the meat to be tender, almost pull apart and quite flavorful with the Chipotle sauce on top. This dish is recommended.
Service was quick and attentive throughout the meal. Kitchen service was properly paced as well.
I didn’t notice a wine list (I didn’t ask for one) but the stars here are the cocktails and beers so order a large schooner of your favorite cerveza or margarita and settle in for the ride. It’ll pair much better with the cuisine here anyway. Since they have a mixed beverage license BYOB would not be allowed under state law.
Lupe’s accepts all major credit cards. Parking is free self park in the strip center in front of the restaurant. Attire is casual. Shorts or jeans with a decent shirt are perfectly fine.
Conclusion: Lupe’s is becoming one of my “go to” Tex Mex restaurants. I’ll be back.