About Lupe's 

Lupe comes from a long line of great cooks. She grew up working at her family restaurant in Mexico and has always loved cooking for family and friends. Lupe, her husband Bonfilio, and their daughter Diana successfully ran the "Taco City" taco truck on Old Highway 99 for 3 years before increasing demand and want for a larger kitchen prompted them to move to a permanent location in Centralia. Come check out the same great tamales, tacos, and chile rellanos in her little home style Mexican cafe right down the street from the Southwest Washington fair grounds.


Lupe sources many of her ingredients from local, organic farms. During the growing season we feature produce from Helsing Junction Farm. 

Take a look at our menu, and come visit us!

Customer Reviews

"Okay, chile relleno fans, hold onto your hats: they put this fantastic cream sauce all over it and I could not stop eating it. I literally couldn't stop. It was so good." -- Valerie, Olympia WA

"An amazingly satisfying meal. This restaurant does it right, to a rare degree, and is worth going out of your way to experience."
--Greg, Salem OR

"Definitely one of my new favorite places to eat.  I recommend it to everyone who appreciates and enjoys good authentic Mexican food." --Wendy, Centralia WA

"A fabulous meal with the best mole I've had outside of Mexico. Can't wait to go back to this modest but hugely appealing cafe." --Frank, San Francisco CA

For more reviews check out our Yelp page at: www.yelp.com/biz/lupes-hot-tamales-centralia