La Lucha Taqueria

★★★★☆
  • 147 Avenue A 1

    New York, NY 10009

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  • 212-260-0235

About La Lucha Taqueria

Hours
Monday 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM Tuesday 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM Wednesday 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM Thursday 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM Friday 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM

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A great find that I nearly walked right by as it's so small it's almost easy to miss. The first thing you notice when you walk in is the flickering light of the projector playing a classic mexican movie you've probably never seen. No

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★★★★★

A great find that I nearly walked right by as it's so small it's almost easy to miss. The first thing you notice when you walk in is the flickering light of the projector playing a classic mexican movie you've probably never seen. No

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As I was experiencing the frantic pace of people shuffling along Avenue A, I remember when there was nothing there but downtrodden and sad- looking people strewn about like pebbles on street corners. Avenue A now exudes youth and a stampede of affordable and sustainable decent grub. And in the pink and black corner... La Lucha! A Taquera with all the wrestling flips and holds on your palette and serving three times the food for the reasonable prices offered. General Manager, Jorge Godoy, is shy, yet powerful and definitive with advice on flavor and choice. The simple glass storefront is hammed up with a pastime that Americans don't know- Mexican wrestling. Just spend a few moments here and discover as I did when Jorge told me that the Lucha wrestlers in Mexico are ??like James Bond-they fight all the bad guys and get all the girls?!

The dining room at La Lucha is a shrine to these masked warriors, with wrestling films flickering; it is a pilgrimage to the sport of wrestling. People are calm and relaxed as the smell of cilantro and fresh corn wafts through the tiny room giving the scent of a home cooked Mexican kitchen. La Lucha is a lined with purple gaudy banquettes on one wall and tight crammed chairs on the other. Even with the uncomfortable seating, you cannot deny this superior cuisine at affordable prices. Take the Brazo Del Oro, a spicy pork taco that bursts in the mouth and at [$4.50], is the cheapest sensation of perfection. The Super Porky, also [$4.50]-despite its corny name, is a myriad of pulled pork goodness-that is in a word as its name suggests-super! The various tacos are splashed across the menu, with colorful descriptions, like the sport it mirrors.

El Santo is a trip of salted steak, fried pork and chorizo: and I didn??t think that it could be possible to top the Brazo Del Oro, but there you have it. The most unusual and surprising dish, was that in an appetizer-the Las Chabelas [$3.50]. A limp, yet fire roasted pile of grilled baby onions, charred on the outside and soft on the inside, all sitting in a puddle of what tastes like an Asian oyster sauce. And there??s the corn, a knob of yellow bliss, soaked in spices and cheese. The best at La Lucha comes at the end, when Jorge, politely shakes your hand humbly says- thank-you.

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★★★★☆

As I was experiencing the frantic pace of people shuffling along Avenue A, I remember when there was nothing there but downtrodden and sad- looking people strewn about like pebbles on street corners. Avenue A now exudes youth and a stampede of affordable and sustainable decent grub. And in the pink and black corner... La Lucha! A Taquera with all the wrestling flips and holds on your palette and serving three times the food for the reasonable prices offered. General Manager, Jorge Godoy, is shy, yet powerful and definitive with advice on flavor and choice. The simple glass storefront is hammed up with a pastime that Americans don't know- Mexican wrestling. Just spend a few moments here and discover as I did when Jorge told me that the Lucha wrestlers in Mexico are ??like James Bond-they fight all the bad guys and get all the girls?!

The dining room at La Lucha is a shrine to these masked warriors, with wrestling films flickering; it is a pilgrimage to the sport of wrestling. People are calm and relaxed as the smell of cilantro and fresh corn wafts through the tiny room giving the scent of a home cooked Mexican kitchen. La Lucha is a lined with purple gaudy banquettes on one wall and tight crammed chairs on the other. Even with the uncomfortable seating, you cannot deny this superior cuisine at affordable prices. Take the Brazo Del Oro, a spicy pork taco that bursts in the mouth and at [$4.50], is the cheapest sensation of perfection. The Super Porky, also [$4.50]-despite its corny name, is a myriad of pulled pork goodness-that is in a word as its name suggests-super! The various tacos are splashed across the menu, with colorful descriptions, like the sport it mirrors.

El Santo is a trip of salted steak, fried pork and chorizo: and I didn??t think that it could be possible to top the Brazo Del Oro, but there you have it. The most unusual and surprising dish, was that in an appetizer-the Las Chabelas [$3.50]. A limp, yet fire roasted pile of grilled baby onions, charred on the outside and soft on the inside, all sitting in a puddle of what tastes like an Asian oyster sauce. And there??s the corn, a knob of yellow bliss, soaked in spices and cheese. The best at La Lucha comes at the end, when Jorge, politely shakes your hand humbly says- thank-you.

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I tried this for theDealist's Taste of East Village event and was very happy with my taco. I had the pork one and my friend had the spicy chicken taco, which looked and tasted better. I liked the side onions and veggies, along with the sauces to add on. Overall it was quite tasty!

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★★★☆☆

I tried this for theDealist's Taste of East Village event and was very happy with my taco. I had the pork one and my friend had the spicy chicken taco, which looked and tasted better. I liked the side onions and veggies, along with the sauces to add on. Overall it was quite tasty!

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It only seemed like a matter of time until a lucha libre-themed taqueria fired up its stove in New York. With colorful Mexican wresting masks decorating the interior, this East Village joint specializes in the tacos of Mexico City. Don't…

 

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