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Old 10-19-2010, 01:48 PM
 
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Lupe Tortillas is coming to San Antonio!
This is a great tex-mex restaurant that has wonderful fajitas and other dishes. They have a sanbox/playground for the kids and you can buy icecream truck type icecream. It's really good and a lot of fun.
I'm so excited, and just wanted to share.

Lupe Tortilla (http://www.lupetortilla.com/index.htm - broken link)
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:27 PM
 
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Lupe Tortillas is coming to San Antonio!
This is a great tex-mex restaurant that has wonderful fajitas and other dishes. They have a sanbox/playground for the kids and you can buy icecream truck type icecream. It's really good and a lot of fun.
I'm so excited, and just wanted to share.

Lupe Tortilla (http://www.lupetortilla.com/index.htm - broken link)
This is exactly what we need.

Another tex-mex chain restaurant as if we didn't have enough of them already.
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Stone Oak
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To open in Stone Ridge Market @ Evans Road and 281. Plans are moving very slow tho.
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:28 PM
 
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Oh boy.....another original idea tex-mess place to eat. I'll try to control my excitement.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:13 PM
 
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Yes, there are a ton of tex-mex restaurants, but there aren't any good ones here.
Lupe Tortillas is good. I hope you will at least try it once.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Yes, there are a ton of tex-mex restaurants, but there aren't any good ones here.
Lupe Tortillas is good. I hope you will at least try it once.
Some 0f the best Tex-Mex anywhere can be had in San Antonio. San Antonio is famous for it. I looked at the menu and I don't even see any cheese enchilades, rice and beans. If I hadn't looked at the locations link I would have figured this franchise for a Cali-Mex chain. This type of thing might go over quite well with all of the transplants in the 281-Evans rd area but this Houston chain ain't got nothing on the San Antonio real thing. You can't get good Tex-Mex unless you get off of the loops. Well, you can still find it on Loop 13.
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Some 0f the best Tex-Mex anywhere can be had in San Antonio. San Antonio is famous for it. I looked at the menu and I don't even see any cheese enchilades, rice and beans. If I hadn't looked at the locations link I would have figured this franchise for a Cali-Mex chain. This type of thing might go over quite well with all of the transplants in the 281-Evans rd area but this Houston chain ain't got nothing on the San Antonio real thing. You can't get good Tex-Mex unless you get off of the loops. Well, you can still find it on Loop 13.


Pardon me, but I beg to differ. Houston has remarkable Tex-Mex. Ninfa's, Jaliscience, La Mexicana, Taquerias Arandas, Molina's, etc, etc etc...and while Lupe's may be a chain, it is local to Houston. Lupe's is family owned and operated and has been for many years. It is VERY good. I'm sure if you need them to throw some cheese in a corn tortilla for you and throw some chili gravy on top they would do it in a heartbeat...

I really don't get this pervasive "competition" thing around here. It's ALL GOOD FOOD! It's all a part of what makes Texas so great. It was only when I moved to San Antonio that I found there was even a hint of this little "inter-Texas" battle going on, with the loudest voices coming from right here on CD. So ridiculous.

You should really read Rob Walsh's book "Tex Mex Cookbook"--it has all sorts of stories and history, along with recipes from MANY amazing Tex-Mex restaurants across the state. Robb Walsh is the food editor of the Houston Press and is a terrific writer and foodie.

Amazon.com: The Tex-Mex Cookbook: A History in Recipes and Photos (9780767914888): Robb Walsh: Books
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:49 PM
 
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Pardon me, but I beg to differ. Houston has remarkable Tex-Mex. Ninfa's, Jaliscience, La Mexicana, Taquerias Arandas, Molina's, etc, etc etc...and while Lupe's may be a chain, it is local to Houston. Lupe's is family owned and operated and has been for many years. It is VERY good. I'm sure if you need them to throw some cheese in a corn tortilla for you and throw some chili gravy on top they would do it in a heartbeat...

I really don't get this pervasive "competition" thing around here. It's ALL GOOD FOOD! It's all a part of what makes Texas so great. It was only when I moved to San Antonio that I found there was even a hint of this little "inter-Texas" battle going on, with the loudest voices coming from right here on CD. So ridiculous.

You should really read Rob Walsh's book "Tex Mex Cookbook"--it has all sorts of stories and history, along with recipes from MANY amazing Tex-Mex restaurants across the state. Robb Walsh is the food editor of the Houston Press and is a terrific writer and foodie.

Amazon.com: The Tex-Mex Cookbook: A History in Recipes and Photos (9780767914888): Robb Walsh: Books (http://www.amazon.com/Tex-Mex-Cookbook-History-Recipes-
Photos/dp/0767914880 - broken link)
Sorry, but Ninfas was horrible and that's why they couldn't even stay open in San Antonio.

Even the one in Waco was bad.
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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NO Enchiladas on the menu?!?! That is blasphemy!
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Sorry, but Ninfas was horrible and that's why they couldn't even stay open in San Antonio.

Even the one in Waco was bad.

When were they open in San Antonio and for how long? I'm just curious, because I believe after Mama Ninfa died, her family sold franchise rights to the restaurant chain. The original is on Navigation and pretty much everyone in Texas knows how great that is. I'm sorry I wasn't more specific, and I'm also sorry you don't agree that Ninfa's ROCKS! Heck, she's the one who made fajitas a household name in this state.

P.S. The one in College Station and the one in Waco are still going strong, and apparently are rated very well, so I guess they're still doing something right. Go figure.

Not just any Tex-Mex restaurant | Fork and Cork | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

The Original Ninfa's on Navigation - Houston, TX - Citysearch

Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant - Waco | Urbanspoon
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