Lucha Libre is a popular taco shop in San Diego and has even been featured on shows like Man v. Food.
My parents requested something distinctly San Diegan during their visit, so of course California burritos popped in my mind and one of my favorite places to get a California burrito these days is Lucha Libre.
The colorfully decorated shop is constantly busy, offering an array of burritos, tacos, quesadillas and hot dogs.
I especially love that the food comes with complimentary chips and salsa. The chips are thick-cut, crunchy, and warm– my ideal characteristics for a tortilla chip. The free salsa bar comes with 9 different varieties. My favorites are the spinach dip, verde salsa, and mango salsa.
Surfin’ California Burrito
While Lucha Libre offers a classic California burrito, the standout is definitely their Surfin’ California burrito, which is a surf and turf variation on the classic California burrito. It’s packed with carne asada, fries, avocado, shrimp and their secret creamy chipotle sauce. I love the addition of plump shrimp to the burrito and the chipotle sauce brings all the ingredients together. I do wish the fries were crisper though, as they basically just taste like potatoes.
Surf and Turf Burrito
This is similar to the Surfin burrito except it has rice instead of fries.
Undefeated Seafood Grilled Shrimp Burrito
For a lighter fare, we also ordered the seafood burrito which is served with fresh cabbage, black beans and cheese.
Mr. K chose to try this chicken and mole combination. I found it a little too sweet for my liking.
Overall, we had a good lunch here. The burritos were quite filling and tasty, though they seemed a little smaller than before. The complimentary chips and salsa was as delicious as always. If you’re a fan of the California burrito, this place is definitely worth a visit.
Lucha Libre Taco Shop
1810 W. Washington Street
San Diego, CA 92110