Thursday, January 7, 2010

Canadian wrestling magazine raves about Avenue A's La Lucha


I haven't been to La Lucha, the new taco eatery/wrestling boutique on Avenue A bewtween Ninth Street and 10th Street. Perhaps I will go, though, after reading this review from a source that wasn't on my food reviewing radar.... Here's an excerpt from the The SLAM! Wrestling food reviewer:

For fans of Lucha Libre wrestling and authentic Mexican food, La Lucha is a must-go destination. Happily far away from the tourist trap of Times Square, the journey to La Lucha takes you through the hip East Village, and a suggested street to take you there would be St. Mark's Place, where punk and goth fashions will prep anyone for the even more extravagant costumes of Luchadors. The restaurant itself is located at the border of the East Village and Alphabet City, which adds to its alternative mystique.

The food is some of the best Mexican food one will ever taste outside of Mexico. Please note that this isn't horrible Tex-Mex food, but real Mexican food. La Lucha's menu states in bold faced letters for all to read: "We proudly do not serve Burritos!" This was a fact that actually surprised some obese patrons seated near this writer, in WWE T-shirts, who were then perplexed as to what to order, and then complained "Who are these wrestlers? Where is Rey Mysterio Jr.'s poster?"


By the way, the SLAM! Wrestling food reviewer is Ranjan Chhibber, a former WWE TV writer with a Ph.D. in Film History...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Coming soon to Avenue A: "Best taco shop and boutique in NY!"

6 comments:

pinhead said...

Funny. Ironic that he steers folks away from the Times Square "tourist trap," then sends them straight down "hip" St. Mark's.

(Peeked in La Lucha about a month ago but unfortunately they weren't serving liquor, and I must have Negra Modelo with my Mexican food!)

VH McKenzie said...

I'm just glad to hear that I still live in Alphabet City - I thought we lost that moniker after they cleaned up the park.

And I'm with pinhead -- until there's some tequila in there, I'm afraid I can't touch their chips and salsa. They do have chips and salsa at least, right?

Oh, and I love the hot pink vinyl decor -- que linda!

EV Grieve said...

I forgot to see if they deliver...that may solve the booze dilemma!

Goggla said...

What, no one is making margaritas in the park these days?

EV Grieve said...

Sorry, off the topic ...does the Hat still sell margaritas to go? In the paper cups?

Jason said...

I ate there a few days after they opened. The food was decent, ut the lack of tequila was noticeable. BYOB though...