About Lucha Libre

The Story of Lucha Libre

Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop was established on January 2008 in Mission Hills, San Diego. We are three brothers (Jose Luis, Maurilio, and Diego Rojano-Garcia), with mother "B" in the kitchen making the salsas) born in Mexico and raised in San Diego. We're dedicated to doing business in a style and in a store whose decor represents the same vibrant, high spirits of its namesake wrestling tradition, while serving up fresh, delicious Mexican food.

Our gourmet tacos are made with the freshest ingredients, and we're proud to have beeen voted the best burrito in town. Only at Lucha Libre can you get the famous “TJ” dog, an all-beef hot dog wrapped in bacon and topped with grilled vegetables. We don’t use lard, and our vegetarian items are all strong contenders, too. Some fan favorites are the queso taco with its super secret chipotle sauce, and the DDT, a baked potato topped with carne asada, shrimp, bacon, and mushroom. Any of the luchadores on our menu can kick the biggest hunger’s butt, both with flavor and with quantity. Our salsas are house-made, and our cilantro salsa is something to fight for. Only our prices are wimpy.

Our taco shop isn’t the standard-issue Mexican restaurant, with serapes and sombreros on the wall. Everywhere you look, from the televisions running classic wrestling matches to the gold Champion’s Booth where you can sit only if you’ve made a reservation 24 hours in advance, you see the flamboyance and color of Lucha Libre. Check out the “Gold” bathroom, the “Anchorman TV” trash can, and if you come in wearing a Lucha mask, you’ll get the Luchador discount!

Lucha Libre is located at 1810 Washington Street, two blocks from the Washington Street trolley shop and minutes from downtown, Little Italy, and Old Town. We offer catering and party tray food pickups.