Who is Lupita?
1531 was a turbulent political and religious time in Mexico; it was an epoch of persecution for the Indigenous tribes of the country as the Spanish sought to impose the Christian religion as the defining factor of the new lifestyle, culture and belief system for the native tribes.
In December of the same year, an Indian by the name of Juan Diego, during a walk from his village to the city, saw a vision of a Virgin in the Hill of Tepeyac, who speaking to him in Nahuatl, asked him to build an abbey in the site in her honor.When Juan Diego spoke to the Spanish Bishop, Fray Juan de Zumarraga, incredulous, the bishop asked for miraculous proof of the vision he claimed. On another appearance, the Virgin asked Juan Diego to gather flowers to bring to the Bishop, but it was the middle of winter and no flowers were around. On a miraculous happening, Castillian roses appeared and Juan Diego gathered them and brought them to the bishop. When he presented the roses he carried in his tilma, the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe miraculously appeared imprinted on the cloth.
To the honor of Mexico’s most beloved religious image, and the many women who proudly carry her name in veneration, we dedicate this restaurant and our work.