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La Lucha, Houston, TX

La Lucha

4.8
4.8
1254 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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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Southern, Oyster Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (713) 955-4765
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Clayton Hodge
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate up to 20 guests for a seated dinner or up to 25 guests for a semi private cocktail style event on the patio. La Lucha is also available for a full restaurant buyout!
  • Private party contact
    Carol Rivas: (832) 745-2311
  • Neighborhood
    Heights / Washington
  • Cross street
    18th and Shepherd
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,254 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Seafood

  • Houston

    Seafood

1,254 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always come here to take out of towners out or just whenever I’m really craving oysters. The service is consistently great, the drinks are great, the oysters are fresh and we haven’t ordered anything we haven’t liked. The inside and outside is roomy, clean, pretty and has a great ambiance. They have complimentary valet parking and self parking across the street. The chicken sliders are so delicious and they make a great Bloody Mary.

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  2. LaurieS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fried chicken was amazing! The service was friendly and attentive. We loved the overall atmosphere of the restaurant.

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  3. TiffanyP

    Alabama

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great overall experience. Came back for brunch the next day. Will definitely be back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing patio! Will definitely return, the food and service was amazing!

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  5. dck58

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oyster happy hour is always a great way to end the week. Excellent food and service.

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  6. KevinB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fried chicken is the best, topped with fried shrimp. Deviled eggs are outstanding.

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  7. JillN

    Houston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful service and good food. The noise level was almost impossible to carry on a conversation across the table. Would go again as a couple but not with a foursome or more.

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  8. AnnamarieD

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Although the dishes were tasty there are multiple reasons I wouldn’t go back to La Lucha. 1) The concept of family style and serving when an order is ready only works if all parties want to share all dishes. Our group wanted to order individual meals. So, by the time the last person was served their main dish and side (staggered), the other 4 people had long finished their meals. 2) The main dishes do not come with any sides. Quite the rip off. And when deciding on what pricey sides to get, the selection is extremely skimpy. 3) Two of our orders went completely forgotten. Two waiters checked on them multiple times but the food was still not served until everyone else had finished eating. I wouldn’t go back to La Lucha.

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  9. SandraA

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fried chicken is 10/10 and worth the wait. Ashley was an attentive server

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Visited LaLucha for brunch with friends great experience. We enjoyed the chicken n’biscuits, hamburger, fried chicken, collards greens, roasted oysters and the deviled eggs. The cocktails were just ok but the food did not disappoint. Will definitely visit again.

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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 1254 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Lucha

1801 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77008

Additional information

  • Cross street
    18th and Shepherd
  • Neighborhood
    Heights / Washington
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Southern, Oyster Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Clayton Hodge
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (713) 955-4765
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate up to 20 guests for a seated dinner or up to 25 guests for a semi private cocktail style event on the patio. La Lucha is also available for a full restaurant buyout!
  • Private party contact
    Carol Rivas: (832) 745-2311
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