Tue - Thu: 17:00 - 23:00
Fri: 17:00 - 01:00
Sat: 18:00 - 01:00
Closed: Sun, Mon
Duxton Hill gets a touch of Mexico with the opening of Lucha Loco, a taqueria (taco shop) and bar serving Mexican street food in a casual setting. Items served in this 100 seater establishment include ceviches, tacos, elotes, as well as Mexican beers and magaritas.
Having lived in the USA and enjoyed all sorts of Taco's and Mexican food from NY, to LA to Mexico itself. I was happy to find out that a Taqueira was opening on Duxton Hill with a menu designed by the chef's behind Mamasita in Melbourne.
When Lucha Loco first opened the seating area was pretty limited as the garden area wasn't open but that has now been remedied with the opening of that area which has increased th seating by about half. I was always happy to sit or stand at the bar eating Cerviche, Taco's, Quesidillas and the grilled beef whilst consuming a large number of Margaritas and other tequila based drinks but now there are more tables I have been back and had a more normal meal sitting down.
Don't expect a sedate evening when you go - this is a place with good music, lots of drinks and tasty food to mop up the alcohol.
Basic food that's insanly prices. The portions are made for children. Mexican food should be plentiful in portions and low in price - this place has it backwards. Certainly won't go back............
The food is generally quite good and they have a wide variety of dishes, though the portion sizes are too small and the cost is criminal. Who ever knew Mexican street food could be so expensive? If someone else is buying, by all means drop by, try the elotes, grab a couple of tacos, try your luck with the pork (it's hit and miss here) give the chiles rellenos a pass (they're not that good here), and drink a lot of tequila. Also encourage your host to drink a lot of tequila. It wil ease the eventual shock when the bill comes.