Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop, which founded its original Washington Street eatery back in 2008 and launched an outpost in Petco Park last year, has expanded their taco empire — owner Jose Luis Rojano-Garcia says they're "taking over the world, one taco shop at a time" — to include another cheeky and colorful shrine to Mexican pro wrestling (where luchadores eat free, of course) that just soft opened on University Avenue in North Park, where the beloved masked entertainers are commemorated in artwork, from custom murals to paintings from local artists, photos, and even a hallway-turned-mini museum covered in classic movie posters.
The 49-seat shop, which is serving the same menu as Mission Hills, features two new items — a taco filled with crispy chicharron, avocado and lime slaw and Knockout Fries which are topped with steak or chicken, bacon, mushrooms, avocado, cheese and special sauce.
All the Lucha Libre signatures are present, from the Anchorman trash cans to the gold Champion's Booth, which is first-come, first-serve here. Requiring advance reservations is a new wrestling ring/private dining area, which includes a table for four plus ringside seating, and must be booked 24 hours ahead.
Rojano-Garcia says they'll have their liquor license in a few months, and a new sidewalk patio; expect another Lucha Libre to land in San Diego within a year, likely in Pacific Beach or North County.