I've eaten at Lupita's a lot in recent years, and she continues to turn out some of the best Mexican food in the northern suburbs, and *the* best of the Mexican places in Evanston, IMHO. The regular menu at Lupita's is very conventional (and very good), but where she really shines is in the daily/weekly lunch and dinner specials. There are usually 1-3 appetizer specials and 3-4 entree specials, always including at least one or two types of fresh fish/seafood. The weekly specials change on Friday and they're posted on their website but not always right away. And the dates on the menu show the specials running from Friday to Friday but they actually run from Friday to Thursday.
I like the grilled sea bass when it's on the menu, and her sauces are excellent, especially the moles. The chips and salsa are always nice; unlike most places, the chips are flour rather than corn, and they bring a few mini chorizo-potato taquitos. At dinner tonight, our waiter advised us that they had an appetizer that was not listed on the specials sheet, pulpo al ajillo, which is octopus in a spicy garlic sauce. He said that it was extremely tender, and he was right - tender and delicious! The desserts are nice, too, particularly the chocolate cream roll.
You can find good Mexican food throughout the Chicago area, of course. If you happen to be in or near Evanston, Lupita's is worth checking out.
700 Main St.
Evanston, IL 60202
847 328 2255