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La Lucha

147 Ave. A, New York, NY, 10009
nr. 9th St.
212-260-0235

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 8
Service: 7
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

56% would go back.

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Best Mexican in the City!!

By Bohio on 4/27/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

LOVE this place!1 everytime I am craving for mexican food this is my spot to go the tacos are amazing (carnitas, El Santo and Dr. Wagner my faves. Also great brunch for the hangover crowd- just tried those chilaquiles with chela!

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38 out of 78 people found this review helpful.

Better than i thought!

By MrFrankBallin on 5/18/2011

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is a really laid back place where you can feed your craving and have a BEER. NOT BYOB but they SELL BEER NOW(Mexican Imports). The Mil Mascaras with Chicken was a Delicious mix of ingredients that definitely hit the spot

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45 out of 92 people found this review helpful.

Stinksville

By elizjanehowell on 4/23/2011

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

After seeing the critics review check mark here, I decided to check it out. Was quite disappointed. The food was so-so and the service was absolutely terrible. We ordered extremely spicy drinks that are supposed to come with ice. When we asked for ice, the waiter replied, "Do you really need it? I'd have to run across the street and get some". Also, there are certain spots in the restaurant where if you're sitting there, the projection light will shine in your eyeballs. While you're trying to eat.

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35 out of 85 people found this review helpful.

Not BYOB

By Hayden25 on 2/18/2011

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

This place was good..what we've come to expect from a divey, but inspired little Mexican place in the East Village. The waiter was clearly annoyed, however and the instant we put our beer up on the table he immediately barked at us "this place it NOT BYOB". We sheepishly tucked the 6-pack under the table and licked our wounds... ouch. NY MAG, it's time to UPDATE the details here.

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45 out of 86 people found this review helpful.

Great, but not actually BYOB!

By Diamondgrl413 on 3/25/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food here was really great! The service was really good and all the people who worked there are very nice. It is very small though so make a reservation. They don't serve alcohol and it is actually not BYOB! My friends and I went thinking it was and we found out once we got there it is a mistake! But other than that, great authentic Mexican!

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58 out of 118 people found this review helpful.

BEST TACOS IN NYC!!

By leonpaola on 3/9/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

LOVE IT!!!! authentic street food from Mexico finally in NYC. Tried el Santo, Blue Demon and Super Porky all named after famous Mexican luchadores) each one of them was more fantastic than the other! great prizes! they show lucha libre movies on a wall how cool is that??? Anyone who love mexican food should definetly try it!!! btw there are no burritos here!!

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62 out of 113 people found this review helpful.

Probably going to get food poisoning

By anoodles on 3/2/2010

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Ordered 2 tacos and a side of chips & salsa. Chips & salsa were great, but definitely didn't salvage the meal. I had a pork taco that was almost flavorless, save the overly-pickled toppings, and the "salted steak" taco that tasted like it had been sitting out for a few days. Sour meat, made my stomach turn. $12 for two small, gross tacos and a decent side of chips is not worth going back.

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57 out of 121 people found this review helpful.

The real stuff!!!

By nosov on 2/21/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Don't expect burritos, nachos, crispy tacos or any other Tex-Mex nonsense. The food in this place is what a good "taqueria" in Mexico City is about. Looking forward to trying La Lucha's Sunday brunch -and soon!

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54 out of 108 people found this review helpful.

Good food, TINY portions

By rschaefer on 1/24/2010

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

The food was delicious but WAY overpriced for how much we got. The $12 plate of three tacos featured three tiny silver dollar-sized tacos, which were delicious but quite frankly not enough for a meal at all. The three of us each had one of these plates, and shared the onion appetizer and (small) order of guacamole. For $20/each, we all left hungry. Another problem: they're not actually BYOB. They don't have a liquor license but wouldn't let us bring our own. Mexican food without alcohol is like life without air! All in all, cute place, but I wouldn't go back based on how much you pay for so little food.

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60 out of 130 people found this review helpful.

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