Oaxacan cuisine is front and center at the recently opened Lupita’s Authentic Mexican Food, which isn’t far from Toftrees Apartments. The restaurant entered the local dining scene last July with a casual menu of sopes, tacos, and other Mexican bites, all tucked away inside of an unassuming convenience store on West College Ave.
But if the frequent line in front of the counter is any indication, you shouldn’t judge this book by its cover. Treat yourself to a gordita stuffed with refried beans and beef or empanadas packed with chicken, and then head straight for the salsa bar. It’s fully stocked with a lineup of freshly crafted toppings, including guacamole, salsas ranging from mild to super spicy, and fresh radishes and lime wedges. Pile as many as you like onto your dish and dig in.