La Lucha NYC

Manhattan – East Village

La Lucha NYC

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


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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