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Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop

#154 of 3,827 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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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Don't have to travel to Tijuana Mexico for authentic tacos

Great steak & shrimp taco and plenty of sauces to taste. One just as good as the next. The corn is also a hit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What the heck? A restaurant with decor dedicated to Mexican wrestlers? And with pink and gold decor? I enjoyed a HUGE breakfast burrito, coffee, chips and some tasty salsa with two coworkers early one morning at Lucha Libre. Walking past the signs in the entry noting how long it will take to be served from each location, I noted that... More 

Thank Greg B
Paris, France
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great choice of different salsas to help yourself to. The restaurant has a fun decor. We had tacos and burritos all excellent!

Thank Sophie T
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I've lived in San diego for 95% of my life and this place is sub par. The taco shop down the street el indio is much better than this place. There is probably 100 better taco shops in the city. I guess all the hype is because the place was on the food network for a burrito or something so... More 

Thank jakebos
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Some friends from San Diego highly recommended the carne asada fries here, so that's exactly what I ate. Not only were they incredible but also could be split between 2 people. I also got the flan and it was some of the best I've ever had...even after living in Mexico for a while. Great atmosphere and unique decor.

Thank Chelsea S
Coronado, California
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130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I was actually disappointed and I gave them two shots. The meat was a little dry and the tortillas where so thick, they became half the meal. I know they do very well and I wish them continued success, but I will not be back.

Thank Dany Z
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great steak & shrimp taco and plenty of sauces to taste. One just as good as the next. The corn is also a hit.

Thank Carl9133
Fremont, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

There will be a long line, no matter what time or what day you visit. Don't let it discourage you - the service here is fast. I'd recommend a 'to go' California Burrito, head to mission beach and savor it. Their salsas come in lot of varieties 7-8 of them I think. I liked the pineapple salsa and the mango... More 

Thank Rameshgi
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

This place as been the best for burritos so far in my small time here in SD. The surf and turf burrito was wow. The other menu options all look so tasty especially TJ dogs for 1.50$ really? Since I went without the traveling kiddo I have to go back to take her.....haha just an excuse to go back. Nice... More 

Thank Mcgee8275
McKinney, Texas
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

This place is a favorite in San Diego. Love the fries added to the burrito. The sauces that are free add so much to the place. Not the happiest servers but good food!

Thank Grant B
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Fantastic food! It is a fun atmosphere, especially if you're just looking to hang out with some friends (i.e., not considered a "fine-dining" type of experience). Lots of different options at the salsa station, and the food was authentic and tasty.

Thank gswing81

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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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 am
8:00 am - 2:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?