La Lucha

4.8
496 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
An homage to the San Jacinto Inn, La Lucha offers a unique and indulgent menu complete with the freshest Gulf Coast-only oysters, shrimp, crab, warm biscuits and satisfying fried chicken dinners. Meaning “the Fight,” in reference to the Battle of San Jacinto, La Lucha embraces it’s rebellious side with its beverage selections, surprising guests with a variety of bubbly wines, outstanding craft beers and the essential stellar tequila and mezcal offerings. La Lucha’s comfortable atmosphere pays tribute to chef-owner Ford Fry’s childhood memories, meshes timeless and industrial with a few nods to the 70s.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 496 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Connor was our waiter and he made excellent recommendations and provided outstanding service. We tried the shrimp deviled eggs, the grilled oysters, the oyster po-boy, the fried shrimp and chicken - all were amazing! Would definitely recommend and return!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent environment. Superb service.

MG
MalenaGZ
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Lucha has the best food and the absolute BEST service. Love this place!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing service and food at La Lucha. My go to brunch spot or just because spot.

ML
MarcoL
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, I can eat here everyday!

MW
MichaelW
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. The cocktails are pricey but good. Loved the snapper collar!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place to spend Valentine’s Day. The oysters were incredible and our server was so helpful and knowledgeable.

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vipDoglegdave
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day brunch. Cocktails and a dozen raw oysters to start, followed by multiple small plates. George, the manager, sent over some roasted oysters while our fried chicken was prepared and they were fantastic! Omar did a great job serving us. We’ll be back.

TB
TylerB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time coming to La Lucha. Everything was fantastic. Our server, Richard, was awesome. Definitely will be coming back!

AM
AaliyaM
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Food was excellent!

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Nick
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab cocktails and try a lot of different gulf coast type food. Hands down one of our favorite restaurants!!

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neilb
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La lucha could not of been more perfect, from the amazing food to the super cool and hip atmosphere. And not to mention the service was above and beyond. I highly recommend going here

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Malandro
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Probably won’t return because was way too loud. We couldn’t talk across the table and had to almost shout to my wife sitting next to me.

MG
MelissaG
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to La Lucha everytime in Houston. Never disappoints!

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eatfish
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really liked the food, especially the red fish, and the oysters. others were also good, we tried the gumbo and chowder ; which was less surprising. We thought they were especially good at baking and roasting. Would visit again if we are in the area.

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MelvinL
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always great service! great food! one of my favorite places to go and relax. the charcoal broil roasted Parmesan Garlic oysters are the BEST. love the steam dumplings too! And, the Hibiscus Mezcal Margarita is a must but request extra shot of Mezcal tequila.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great! Tasty food and strong drinks! Will definitely go again.

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Happyhb
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue. Had the happy hour oysters, fried chicken, brussel sprouts and corn chowder fries. Everything was excellent. The homemade sauces for oysters and chicken were fantastic!

Tables spaced well apart, and our server kept her mask on the whole time.

Will be back!

KL
KellyL
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is AMAZING. We just split a bunch of different plates and everything was mouth watering and delicious. Can not recommend the oysters enough!! The service was quick and amazing. She had so many good suggestions and helped us order. Felt very safe and comfortable with covid restrictions and cleanliness. We went for a girls night but this is also a great place for a date night!

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vipStan
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The friend chicken and biscuits were great along with the appetizers we ordered. The only clunker were the Brussel sprouts. They were soggy and lack luster.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the staff were very friendly and helpful! Food was outstanding.

KR
KatieR
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch- Awesome service, great food- had the chicken, tuna tostada, breakfast bowl and tacos.

DS
DebraS
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating inside a restaurant in a very long time! We totally enjoyed our evening. The food, service and ambiance was a treat. We had fried chicken, gumbo and shrimp remalaude. All delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Oysters were good.
Brussels sprouts were too salty
Fish collars was ok.
Nice outside setting. Good service.

CT
ChanelT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My siblings and I wanted a nice Saturday brunch so we came here and everything was delicious and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was awesome. Food was the best ever !

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food menu was very limited when we went, more like tapas style portions as well- unless you get the burger. Omg, and my tacos had slices of cheese- not shredded cheese- major turn off. Drinks were good and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was phenomenal. Reasonably priced, large portions and came out in a timely manner. Outside could use a little more lighting but other then that it was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fried chicken was delicious. Loved the oysters. Our server was friendly, but he seemed very forgetful during service. Took awhile to get our drinks. After about 20min he came to our table asking if I was ready to order and then realized 5min later that he had already put the order in. But he was apologetic. All was good. Will certainly go back.

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Smallfry
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we loved it!!! The service was excellent. Can’t wait to come back.

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vipFoodboy
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recreation of the San Jacinto Inn menu!! Excellent food in a very attractive atmosphere.

JW
vipJimW
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Happy Hour oysters #HouDat

TC
TexasChick
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very nice evening. Service impeccable. Ambiance nice. Drinks good. Food good, although different. Prices are high for amount of food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with girlfriends to catch up & everything was great! I really love how they chill their red wine.

Order as you go and everything was delicious.

MH
MarquiceH
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This place was really nice for dinner. The staff were very friendly and exhibit great customer service. Everything my wife and I ate was delicious. Our only change would be if the menu selection had more options. Other than that, this place was amazing!

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Hotdogwater
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Fried chicken is insanely good, oysters are incredible, crawfish bread is from another planet. If your from Louisiana don’t get the gumbo.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At the last moment we made a reservation for dinner and arrived early. The hostess was very polite and accommodating. We were sited right away! The food was delicious. Overall a very good dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and this time didn’t disappoint! Food is perfectly cooked and well seasoned, service is attentive and friendly but not overbearing. The drinks are well balanced and the wine selection isn’t simply the standard California reds and white on every other menu. We felt safe with the occupancy level and how the tables were situated, all employees with masks on properly. We will be back!

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AAAReview
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and tasty food. I highly recommend the cocktails.

FAQs

La Lucha offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 955-4765.

La Lucha is rated 4.8 stars by 496 OpenTable diners.

La Lucha does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ccp.mobileappsuite.com/kiosk/purchase_gift_card/b/745.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.