San Diego: Lucha Libre

Lucha Libre in San Diego

Lucha Libre in San Diego

Our next stop during our trip to San Diego was Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop simply called Lucha Libre by the locals. This restaurant that has 3 locations was opened in 2008 by the Rojanos brothers who celebrate Mexican wrestling in their colorful restaurants.

Dining room at Lucha Libre in San Diego

Dining room at Lucha Libre in San Diego

Dining room at Lucha Libre in San Diego

Dining room at Lucha Libre in San Diego

Serving classic tacos but also Cali burritos, a San Diego creation, where the rice and beans are replaced by French fries in their most decadent version. French fries in a burrito? It reminds me a bit when I was younger and used to have the American sandwich in France: a baguette stuffed with two beef patties and French fries, smothered by ketchup or the Tacos de Lyon that is a popular dish where my family lives: more a burrito than a taco, it also has French fries in it, but the Mexican flavors are replaced by Middle Eastern flavors. Still: very filling! So, at Lucha Libre, I went for the Ado-Haba PiƱa California burrito, stuffed with Adobada pork, grilled pineapple, French fries, sour cream, Jack cheese, pico de Gallo and pineapple habanero sauce. Heavy, the burrito was amazing: at each bite, you get the flavors of the meat, fries and cheese, literally smothered by the other ingredients, the habanero sauce being neutralized by the fries and sour cream and the pineapple adding some sweetness to the dish. I simply loved it!

Cali burrito at Lucha Libre in San Diego

Cali burrito at Lucha Libre in San Diego

Cali burrito at Lucha Libre in San Diego

Cali burrito at Lucha Libre in San Diego

Jodi, on her side, ordered a classic: a vegetable quesadilla.

Vegetarian quesadilla at Lucha Libre in San Diego

Vegetarian quesadilla at Lucha Libre in San Diego

We also shared some guacamole that was pretty good compared to some we had during the trip, as well as the TJ corn that was some corn served in a cup with queso enchilado, mayo, chile, and lime (just ok for me, as I found it a bit watery and with too much lime).

Guacamole at Lucha Libre in San Diego

Guacamole at Lucha Libre in San Diego

TJ corn at Lucha Libre in San Diego

TJ corn at Lucha Libre in San Diego

Despite that, this was a great meal: not the best diet but so good. I really loved the Cali Burrito and hope I can find a place in NYC that will serve it!

Enjoy (I did)!

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Lucha Libre - 3016 University Avenue, San Diego 92104

 
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