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La Lucha

4.7
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416 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 416 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it, everything was great. We loved the food and the drinks. A must go to place.

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IdaliaT
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and we LOVED IT!! Food was Delicious and the Service was top notch! We’ll be going back to try other items on your Menu. Thank you for the Experience.

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vipGoodday
San Diego
51 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We loved our dining experience at La Lucha!

Every dish we had was very delicious (oysters, grilled oysters, and the chicken). The waiter mentioned that they are most known for their chicken and he sure was telling the truth! The staff members were very friendly, the ambiance was nice (we sat outdoors), and parking was convenient as well. We look forward to dining again at La Lucha!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was decent but for having a reservation I actually expect outdoor then having a group and a crying baby inside was a mood killer!

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vipcourtneyll
Houston
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Friday night date night spot! All the small plates were exceptional and the fried chicken was the best in town. We look forward to going back.

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Pablo
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable. In my opinion the best restaurant in Houston.

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vipCharlieT
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

grilled oysters, dumplings and the crawfish bread are a must! and you can't forget the fried chicken and biscuits! so delicious!!

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KatriceW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food comes out as soon as it's ready. Great service

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4Star
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, everything we ordered was delicious!! We tried the Deviled eggs, Fried chicken and Steak Fritas with Chimichurri and Oysters on Half Shell 👍🏽👍🏽. It was our first time hear and will definitely be back for more.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my daughter to celebrate her 16th birthday and to continue our search for the best fried chicken in the world. We were both so impressed by the service. Our waitress Lizzie was fantastic, and we were checked in on by all the staff, and not just a perfunctory “how’s it going?” but actual questions and conversation starters. It was obvious the staff enjoyed what they were doing and were proud of the food they were serving. We look forward to returning soon!
(And the fried chicken is far and away the best fried chicken we have had in Houston)

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EaterHouston
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio for enjoying the weather and distancing!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from all wait staff to the host.

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vipCodyO
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing - we started off with the deviled eggs and crawfish toast - they both were great. We then had oysters on the half shell and they were very fresh and tasty. The fried chicken and squash were next and they did NOT disappoint - very very good. Our waiter then came up with a desert on the house - which was soft serve ice cream with nutella and crumbled up crackers - didn't sound great but was a complete hit as we all fought to get the last bite. Great restaurant and super service. Cocktails were awesome as well.

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ChuckC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely no complaints. Fantastic food, cocktails & service. I highly recommend La Lucha. We will be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, can’t wait to go again

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WilliamR
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife's favorite restaurant. Great food, friendly service and comfortable atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a 24th Birthday dinner and it was great food service and a fun upbeat place. We will go back!

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SashaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend in town from NY

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful excellent

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NezzaN
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the food to the service, the quality was amazing. Our server recommended great food items and was so friendly. Indoor tables were spaced out and everyone was wearing masks. The environment felt safe and socially distant. I have been recommending this place to everyone since i have been! I will be back very soon to try other dishes on the menu.

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vipRickD
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipLauraK
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is good there the food is awesome. But the screaming baby. We didn’t like it at all.

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vipKenM
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Haven’t been in months and they still recognized me. Food was phenomenal Ana was the service

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Courtney
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! The oyster selection rotates daily. And you have to try the soft serve with EVOO!

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MatthewB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our food was really good. We were a little disappointed the Brussels sprouts ate no longer available. I hope they bring them back. Great Customer Service! Everyone was very nice.

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Christine
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great food! We tried the oysters, fries, LA Crawfish bread, deviled eggs, and fried chicken and biscuits and nothing was a disappointment. Everything came out hot and so flavorful. We came as a group of girls for the first time and everyone agreed it was delicious. We will surly come back.

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legross
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Lucha was delicious and the service staff was very nice! We sat on the patio as I'm hesitant, personally, to sit indoors with the pandemic but walking through the restaurant, parties were distanced and it looked like everyone was following COVID protocols which is much appreciated. My friend brought his dog to the patio and the staff was very friendly to the dog offering a bowl of iced water and a treat. Food, drinks, atmosphere, and staff were all great! Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing! Honey butter chicken biscuits were life changing!

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vipKeturahSpeaks
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I definitely will return from Brandy seating us and David servicing our table. The food and drinking were amazing it was so hard not to order everything.

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KenzieB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely amazing! If you go, you HAVE to order the fried chicken. I’m not a chicken lover, but this is the best fried chicken i’ve ever had. the murder point oysters and the tajin watermelon was awesome as well.

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NyFako
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for brunch for my birthday. Everything was so good and the service was great! My only issue is the parking is a struggle around there but the restaurant itself was great!

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DarleneG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We had brunch on the patio because I brought my fur baby. It was super hot! No shade for half the seating out there. They really should invest in umbrellas or some kind of misting device. We were all so uncomfortable and drenched in sweat. - it wasn’t all bad. great food and service!

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HelenBM
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a lovely patio, highly recommend it.

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HolidayJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This might be my favorite place in Houston. The service is fantastic, the ambiance is precious & the food is happiness! I love being able to watch the kitchen in action. You could see when the chef put something up to go out, he wanted it to go out then & there so the guest would taste the food at the perfect moment! Cheers!

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vipBruce
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was excellent. Very pleased.

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LizL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Overpriced drinks and food .
We had oysters, deviled eggs and seafood tostadas. The tostadas were very small and mushy...almost inedible. To be fair, they’re known for their fried chicken which is what we should have tried. Service and atmosphere however are great

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Host and waitress terrible. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were phenomenal and our server, Connor, was outstanding.

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vipDisappointed
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent fried chicken, deviled eggs, crawfish bread and biscuits!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was top notch!

FAQs

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

La Lucha is rated 4.7 stars by 416 OpenTable diners.

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.