La Lucha NYC

Manhattan – East Village

La Lucha NYC

147 Ave A between 9th and 10th Sts
Manhattan, NY

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Time Out NY Depending on your tolerance for kitsch, you"ll find this tiny East Village taqueria either charming or trashy. Mexican wrestling is the theme: Lucha libre movies are projected on the wall, and wrestling imagery appears everywhere, including the menu (rendering it almost impossible to read). Squint your way through it and you"ll find a lineup of unexpectedly authentic--if slightly junky--Mexican tacos. We liked the sweet, soft-braised carnitas and the "el santo," made with salted steak, fried pork and chorizo. Dessert brought another pleasant surprise: fried plantains in sweet cream.

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  • Average taco: $4. MC, V

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