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decibels are over the top. This a bar with tables for tapas size plates. decor is low down cheap. Everything says they are only in for the short run to make as much as they can. Food was good - small serving. Wait staff was best.
When making this reservation, and even by phone. I was asked if this was for a special occasion. I mentioned it was for a birthday. I was hoping they would have acknowledged my friend's birthday, especially since we reserved a table for 10. But we got nothing. The place seemed understaffed as well. What a disappointment.
Fun time, good service
The food is really good and they have some good vegetarian choices, but by far, the most wonderful person there is Maurice, the host. What a kind soul. I look forward to seeing him when I go there! Thank you!
Lovely time with my wife here the staff was very attentive and the service was spot on
Marta was our waitress. Even though she was super busy she made sure to continuously check on my table and provided excellent service.
My family and I went for happy hour. The waitress was very friendly and gave good recommendations from the menu! We will definitely go again.
Lucha Cartel was fantastic! I really appreciated the service and their patience despite a few party members being late! The food was VERY good along with the margaritas.
I love Lucha Cartel - it is my go-to place in Old City. However, my friends and I were asked to relocate to a different table to accommodate another reservation. I've never had this happen before (at any restaurant), and even though we had paid, we still had a full round of drinks to finish. We had also made a reservation and weren't a walk-in (not like that would really make a difference). This is really unlike Lucha Cartel, and I think it was just a miscommunication between the server and the host. Overall, great food, great company, and even better drinks!
Service was pleasant. Food was delicious, however the portions could be better for the price.
Happy hour prices are very good.
Variety of food selections at $5 a plate
One of our GO TO spots - always a good selection of margaritas and if price is a factor, Happy Hour can't be beat. Four of us ate and drank for a couple hours for less than $100. Plenty of food and drink.
Good food good prices good times
Took Mom's to dinner. Amazing food. Awesome service.
Everything we had was great! My only complaint came around 6:45, just before the happy hour ended. We ordered the papas locas at that time, and they never came. The waiter checked on us around 7 asking if we got our fries. He said he would check with the kitchen and then upon returning told us they were out of the food we had ordered. We asked if we could order something else off of the happy hour menu, since we ordered the food within the time frame, but the waiter declined. We causally went along and asked for the check, but it felt as though we should have been able to order something else with the happy hour pricing, since we made an effort to be there for that time and complied with the guidelines. Otherwise, the food we did order previously was very good, and the drinks were delicious as well, but the end of our service left us not completely full.
It was a very cool theme, the music was good, the food was excellent. The drinks and the service are on point. Overall, it was a great date for me and my fiancé.
Always delicious. Especially the vegetarian tacos!!! And our server, Lily...
We go to Lucha Cartel on average twice a month and the staff are always friendly, personal, accommodating... it’s always a pleasure. The El Santo with salt is my drink, and all the food is great.
Slow service but really good food
We stopped here two years ago and had a shot of tequila on a whim. Two years later to the day, we live together and came back to celebrate. We had a great experience.
Great Staff and cool interior!
Great place for big groups. Food is was good and tastsy. Service was great. Will be back to try more food.Chicken enchiladas were delish. Restrooms were very clean which tells allot about a restaurant.
Really solid choice for Mexican food. From margaritas to entrees, excellent!!
We had the bacon nachos, which were very good! We shared pitchers of margaritas, which were just OK. Interesting decor, definitely will come back when I am in the area.
The food is excellent and the service was sensational! Marta was so sweet and quick, she gave wonderful recommendations on dishes to try. It was a truly delightful evening.
The food was okay. nothing to really talk about good or bad. so more than likely will not go back.
Good food. Would have liked the timing of our drinks with waiting for the meal to have been better.
My wife and I went for a happy hour, where drafts are 1/2 price and they have many $5 appetizers Monday-Friday 4-7pm. Drafts are normally $5-6 even without happy hour. Their food was authentic and we both really liked it. My wife is allergic to gluten, and we were impressed with their many gluten-free options. The waiter was excellent, too. Great place in Old City for a bar with authentic Mexican food.
I don't know how often they offer this, but we found the restaurant in an offer for Groupon+.
It took over 20 minutes to get seated but the food was great and the service was good too.
Food, drinks, and service were all great! Lucha never disappoints!
Great ambiance free to a unique choice of decoration. Fantastic service, we were always checked up on, and our waters were always filled when emptied. The only complaint for a new dinner would be that we weren't told the guac and chips cost money when asked if we would like it, but it was more than with the money. We were allowed to bring in code we had bought from a nearby coffee shop too! Great for a college students get together!
The vegetable tacos are amazing. My very most favorite is the sweet potato taco and I skip the peppers. The mushroom taco is also phenomenal. There's lots of great stuff here. After dinner there was dancing!!🎉🙌🔆✨👍
First time here. Empanadas were fantastic. I had the creamy mushroom ones. My wife and son shared the chicken ones. Fresh, hot, and excellent dipping guac and salsa.
My chicken nachos, though on the appetizer menu, were more than enough for an entree. Very tasty but just about five minutes too long under the heat lamp left the cheese almost crusty instead of mouth-watering melted and stringy.
My son had pork shoulder tacos and my wife had chicken fajitas. Both were generous and devoured.
The unusual decor centered around some professional wrestlers from Mexico. That makes things quite lively and loud here in the warmer months. They open the place up to the sidewalk and it can be hard to get a table. So use OT and enjoy this place. I will be back.
GREAT MARGARITAS! DECORATIONS ARE VERY CUTE TOO. WOULD LOVE TO COME BACK FOR HAPPY HOUR.
The freshest most wonderful vegan choices!!
I absolutely LOVED the sweet potato soft tacos ...and the wild mushroom soft tacos...
Very excited to try the black bean tacos
and the avocado salad... The hostess made the most wonderful suggestions! She was lovely. So was Margarita. Her service was wonderful and she agreed on the favorites and made me feel so warm and welcome! 🔆 Thank You, Lucha Cartel! What a wonderful place!
Great food, great drinks and great service! We will definitely be back and I would recommend this restaurant. We were a party of 6, made up of 3 couples and everyone enjoyed it. Loved the Mezcal Margarita!
Excellent pork belly taco, calamari was not breaded, fun ambience, waitstaff could have been more attentive and quicker
Good food, realllllllly slow service. The amount of time they had my credit card when I paid the check was longer than it took for my apps to arrive.
Amazing food and Lillian was amazing! We had a blast two ceviche, guac, quest fundido, Tamales and an amazing hot pepper and onion mixture. I will be back next time I’m in Philly.