Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop: All Bow to the Champion!


1810 W. Washington St.
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 296-8226

I was on my way to San Diego to visit my Julie-san for the weekend since she was already there to drop off her little brother for school.  After going around town and soaking up the sun, we got hungry and decided to meet up with her parents and grab some Mexican food at Lucha Libre.


So you’re wondering based on the title if this place is really THAT good if I’m asking you to bow down to the champion, well yes and no.  The place is definitely unique in that you don’t see too many joints that deck out their restaurant in the theme of Mexican wrestlers.  I definitely give them a thumbs up for being different.  They even have a special table that is cordoned off by velvet ropes…if you haven’t realized it by now or in the photo, it’s only for Champion Lucha Libres haha.  If anything, its honestly just a gimmick to get customers to come in and try their food.


Let’s get on with the food I suppose.  Julie and I weren’t too hungry, but we wanted to at least give this place a try.  We ordered carne asada nachos along with two tacos, one was carne asada and the other one was carnitas (which was called something else, but I can’t remember).  The nachos are great and was tasty.  The sour cream was awesome, the guacamole was awesome, the greasy chips…not so awesome haha.  That would be my only complaint about the nachos.  The chips were a little on the greasy side, I mean it was dripping with grease.  Other then that, they gave plenty of carde asada and plenty of condiments on the nachos to finish every last chip with meat and other fillers on it, a big plus.


The tacos were also a very welcome addition to our meal.  They both had different toppings on them as well.  The carne asada came with sour cream and guacamole along with some pico de gallo salsa.  The carnitas came with pork and some different salsa on top.  The meat was well seasoned and tasted great.  The meat wasn’t dry like some Mexican joints…and at $2.50 a taco, it’s a little pricey, but I guess not too bad considering your paying for some pretty good tacos.

The best part of Lucha Libre in my opinion that really puts them above the rest of your casual Mexican joints is their creamy cilantro sauce!!  It was THAT good.  It definitely made the food taste 10 thousand times better.  I’m sure it’s not good for you, but eh, what the heck, you only visit San Diego so often.


Unlike La Vics in San Jose which serves below par to mushy Mexican food with their “famous” (also to me known as “NOT THAT GREAT and most over hyped sauce ever”), the food here is actually good, and the sauce only compliments it even more so.  Is this place better then most average joints?  I would say it’s about a notch up.  I think it’s comparable to Iguanas up north in terms of quality, but with an extra kick.  They both serve their food with a different style, so it’s hard to compare.  Iguanas tastes like a very Americanized Mexican joint, while Lucha Libre still maintains that Mexican vibe, WHILE still serving Americanized Mexican food…now that’s hard to do haha.  Lucha Libre is comparable to……..think Alertos, but 3 times better and with some kick ass sauce. Get ready to get into the ring, because you won’t want to leave even if you get body slammed by a heart attack haha.

P.S. There’s nothing gourmet about this place…it’s just a taco shop. =)


~ by thankgoditsfood on October 9, 2009.

One Response to “Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop: All Bow to the Champion!”

  1. Haha, you had me at Lucha Libre!

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