La Lupita at The Basement

12:00pm - 3:00pm
6:00pm - 12:00am
7 Macquarie Place Sydney


late night dining

If the iconic Sydney jazz venue The Basement didn’t have enough street cred already – with its decades-long commitment to live jazz in the CBD – it’s just added food truck-style fare to its credentials with the arrival of La Lupita, serving up lunch and dinner. Open for a month, the La Lupita team have transplanted the food they’ve become famous for at their previous Canterbury digs (and their Al Carbon food truck) to the subterranean duskiness of Macquarie Place.

Exact hours are still yet to be resolved and are posted weekly on their Facebook page, but lunch and dinner are pretty much on offer six days a week, depending on live shows and gigs at The Basement. Descend the stairs into the underground bar and make your way over to the pop-up style eatery – complete with colourful street art-style signage – grab your menu and order. There are $6 pork, chicken and beef tacos with soft tortillas (machine rolled and cooked right before your eyes) and a table of salsas and sauces to dress your dish. Keep an eye out for the Mexican cinema nights too.