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Lucha Cartel
Lucha Cartel

Lucha Cartel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.luchacartel.com
  • Phone: (267) 761-9209
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Silva
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Lucha Cartel
Lucha Cartel serves a Tex-Mex mix of apps and entrees along with a bevy of beverages in the heart of historic Old City Philadelphia.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The ambience is amazing! The restaurant is decorated with cheap "finds" (like chandeliers made from old coffee cans!!!) that are PERFECT!!! Could not stop looking around at everything. Really great place! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I came with a group of 4 on a Saturday night. No wait for a table, but we did make a reservation. They seemed to be understaffed for the night. We only saw 1 server and she was not very attentive. They also had a temporary menu because they were out of practically everything. They didn't even have refried or black beans available! The margaritas were so-so and tasted like the mix was straight out of a bottle. I would like to give this restaurant another shot once they have their full menu, but I definitely won't be rushing back. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Feels like a tourist trap,tastes like a cheap chain, in the ill fated location previously occupied by a bunch of other medicocre restaurants "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was decent, but the wait time after being seated was incrediably long. We waited over 10 minutes for menus alone. We then waited for apps, main entrees, drinks (Which we ordered before apps but came out with the food), and the bill. For three of us the dinner took 2 hours. The wait staff is nice enough, the food is fair, but the frustration of the wait time made the overall experience unenjoyable"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "this restaurant was average at best. certainly overpriced for what you get. the worst part was the shifty guacamole technique- giving you a layer of smooth guac a top inedible, unripe hard as a rock avocados. lame. had it been cheaper i wouldn't have minded as much. i predict it's another restaurant to come and go quickly in this space. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We were seated at a table and ignored by every staff member in the restaurant for close to 10 minutes before walking out. There were plenty of open tables and yet no one working seemed to be our server. All people working in the restaurant were avoiding making eye contact with us so eventually we left. If anyone had dropped off water and said it would just be a few minutes, we would have been fine with it but no one could be bothered with even that. As we were leaving the girl who was apparently our waitress took responsibility and said it was her fault but it was definitely too late. Not sure where the management or staff was as the restaurant was only half full but whatever. We wouldn't go back. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014