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Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop

#166 of 4,154 Restaurants in San Diego
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1810 W. Washingon Street, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 296-8226
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8:00 am - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 am
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 78
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Slamming cuerpo burrito = Body slamming burrito

In San Diego last week for a family vacation. We had done our research beforehand and Lucha Libre was on our 'Must Eat' list. They did not disappoint. I had a Surfin' California burrito and it might have been the best burrito I have ever had and we regularly eat fantastic burritos made by a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
natandalbert
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

In San Diego last week for a family vacation. We had done our research beforehand and Lucha Libre was on our 'Must Eat' list. They did not disappoint. I had a Surfin' California burrito and it might have been the best burrito I have ever had and we regularly eat fantastic burritos made by a family from Mexico City. My... More 

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Fun atmosphere and delicious burritos and tacos. I loved the microphone that pulled down to announce the orders just like at a wrestling venue. Awesome place to eat, but it does get busy during lunch rush hour, but worth it!

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Long Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Very good food. There was a line out the door! Parking was hard to find as it is only a small parking lot meant for the managers of the other stores. The lines move fast and even though it does not have a lot of seating space, people usually eat and then leave to give other people a chance to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Went because my son is a foodie and it is a 'dive' but well worth a visit if you enjoy Mexican - was really busy and portions were large but I guess we weren't in the mood for Mexican because it wasn't to our liking. Fun adventure though!

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The people who work here are very nice especially after they come to recognize you. I have eaten there over 150 times so I certainly know my way around the menu. Try whatever appeals to you. The queso taco is delicious. I also enjoy the TJ corn and TJ dog from time to time. I'm also partial to the Surf... More 

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Colorado Springs
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226 reviews 226 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good fresh food--and big portions. Mexican treats like tacos and burritos--didn't see salads on the menu which would have been nice given the heat, but I may have missed them. Limited seating, some indoors, some outside--looks like you can order ahead, which would be a good option. Very crowded on a Saturday night.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place always has a 30 minute line, so keep that in mind (but that shouldn't stop you from coming). It is also conveniently located about 5 minutes from the airport, so its a great stop on your way home! This is a hole in the wall kind of place, with fairly limited seating. The portion sizes are great and... More 

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La Jolla, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Lucha Libre Taco Shop is located really close to the airport right off the 5 on Washington Street. This is no ordinary taco shop, oh no! Lucha Libre is so much more. Three brothers, who were born in Mexico and raised in San Diego, launched this gourmet taco shop back in 2008. The first thing that stands out as you... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I always look forward to eating here! Usually a wait but it's worth it! The Surf-N-Turf Taco's are fantastic as is the Surfin' California Burrito! I always get a side of TJ Corn and a cold Ballast Point beer!

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Booked the champions booth through FB back in UK last week as had seen it on man vs food. We were treated like champions from the moment we walked in, thanks guys! Food was fantastic, staff very friendly and the price was great too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1810 W. Washingon Street, San Diego, CA 92103
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (619) 296-8226

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:30 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?