El Luchador

El Luchador

Mexican Restaurant, Burrito Restaurant, and Taco Restaurant$$$$
Financial District, New York
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    Juliana E.
    "Delicious tacos, especially the short rib and Carne asada tacos!"(11 Tips)
    Avin N.
    "Solid taco takeout spot"(3 Tips)
    Danielle P.
    "Cod Tacos - messy but worth the saucy fingers 🤗"(3 Tips)
    Rob A.
    "Get double tortillas on the tacos, they're sloppy (in a good way)"(3 Tips)
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  • Leigh Annheart icon on user image
    Leigh AnnApril 17, 2016
    Oh man, I own a business around the corner from el luchador and I am obsessed. The grilled Mexican corn, their quesadillas, sitting in an RV with lively music. Such a unique spot in NYC. I love it.
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    Ranu RajkarnikarMay 20, 2015
    Tacos on point not to mention everything else. A little airstream trailer, friendly staff & outdoor seating complete the picture. Try the short rib, steak or carnitas. Then back to your desk for a nap
  • Jin M.heart icon on user image
    Jin MoonJuly 3, 2015
    The fish cod taco and the carne asada and it was pretty good. I love the crunchiness of the cod and the freshness of the tortilla. Double tortilla is free.
  • Lindsay S.heart icon on user image
    Lindsay SFebruary 16, 2015
    Socal caliber fish tacos - lightly beer-battered with your choice of addicting hot sauces. Great burritos too. Enjoy from the cozy decorated airstream trailer out front 👌
  • Susan S.heart icon on user image
    Susan S.June 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Really tasty and cheap tacos! I love their chicken tacos with guacamole. There is a cool old school bus that has seating in it parked just outside that is fun to eat in.
  • Cindy T.
    Cindy TDecember 12, 2015
    If you order anything but tacos here, you're a fool. BEST TACOS EVER!! The short ribs and steak tacos are my faves. Be sure to request (free) double tortilla; otherwise, they can be sloppy to eat.
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerFebruary 19, 2015
    Should have higher ratings as a decent FiDi lunch spot. Super friendly service and adore the cozy atmosphere. Hard to find crispy fish tacos in FiDi, this is one of your better options.
  • Jess L.
    Jess LauDecember 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Kiss ass value for damn solid tacos. And the nachos - one of the best. Grab a seat in the streamer if u can. 👍🏼
  • ᴡ E.heart icon on user image
    ᴡ ElliotApril 12, 2015
    Go for the breakfast burrito and a homemade horchata. We stopped in after a long run, made for a perfect Sunday.
  • Jen S.
    Jen ShinNovember 17, 2015
    steak tacos were great! perfectly paired with a pomelo jarritos. also get the elote & guac.
  • Emily K.heart icon on user image
    Emily KaneFebruary 23, 2016
    Hidden little gem in south seaport, warm up on the coldest of days in the heated trailer with some chicken tortilla soup.
  • Avin N.heart icon on user image
    Avin NarasimhanAugust 28, 2016
    Solid taco takeout spot, grab some food to go and enjoy on the benches out on the east river promenade.
  • Kimmie O.heart icon on user image
    Kimmie OhhNovember 20, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the short rib tacos or the carnitas burrito. Pair either of those with a homemade horchata.
  • Tantek Ç.heart icon on user image
    Tantek ÇelikSeptember 29, 2018
    Very good fish burrito salad bowl and the queso is great!
  • Rob A.heart icon on user image
    Rob AtkinsonMay 11, 2016
    Cute hole in the wall with good tacos and burritos. Get double tortillas on the tacos, they're sloppy (in a good way)
  • Chris P.heart icon on user image
    Chris PolloneAugust 8, 2015
    Short rib tacos are on point. Grab a quick meal here before or after hitting the Hornblower cruise.
  • Andrew G.heart icon on user image
    Andrew GattoJune 28, 2015
    The carnitas burrito was great. I enjoyed it a lot. Cool indoor/outdoor seating areas too
  • Laurenheart icon on user image
    LaurenFebruary 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good cod taco. Good guac. Welcomed addition to the neighborhood.
  • Sam G.heart icon on user image
    Sam GilJune 22, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Salad bowl with the chicken is surprisingly really good
  • Maneesh N.heart icon on user image
    Maneesh NApril 9, 2016
    Amazing tacos - cod, short ribs, pork...pretty much everything. Great prices too
  • Russell H.heart icon on user image
    Russell HirschornJanuary 30, 2016
    All the tacos are great, short rib quesadilla very good, sopa good, 3 salsas, service and seating not good. Intercom didnt work so they did nothing... very slow. Horchata not good.
  • Guillo ..heart icon on user image
    Guillo ...January 31, 2016
    Very good tacos. A little pricey for tacos.
  • Amanda Y.
    Amanda YJanuary 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The chicken quesadilla was fresh and unexpectedly big.
  • geeheart icon on user image
    geeJuly 10, 2015
    What a cute little place with wonderful outside seating. We will be back!
  • Amanda H.heart icon on user image
    Amanda HoJune 16, 2016
    Can't go wrong with carne asada quesadilla. Very cheesy with sautéed mushrooms and onions.
  • Edmund B.heart icon on user image
    Edmund BoeyDecember 2, 2015
    Surprisingly good streak burrito! Wish they sold beer thou, one day!
  • Mike J.heart icon on user image
    Mike JohnsonNovember 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Short rib and fish tacos. You're welcome.
  • Crystalheart icon on user image
    CrystalDecember 29, 2021
    Nachos and tacos with friendly service and outdoor seating.
  • Albertoheart icon on user image
    AlbertoMarch 1, 2015
    Chicken tacos were awesome! Ordering 2 next time
  • Monica J.
    Have the chicken quesadilla - tasty!
  • Moses N.heart icon on user image
    Moses NelsonJuly 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The steak burrito is awesome. And get the guac, it's worth it
  • Juliana E.
    Juliana ElenaSeptember 20, 2015
    Delicious tacos, especially the short rib and Carne asada tacos!
  • Kevin S.heart icon on user image
    Kevin SkobacDecember 20, 2014
    My new favorite burrito downtown. Eat in the trailer in the parking lot.
  • Axel N.heart icon on user image
    Axel NunezApril 25, 2018
    Love the new look they got! Great lunch special!
  • Ruby A.heart icon on user image
    Ruby AnayaJune 2, 2016
    Even with no line, if you see anyone waiting somehow you'll wait 15 minutes. If you see a line and people waiting, cut your losses. Also no beer yet 😢
  • Mark S.heart icon on user image
    Mark ShermanNovember 19, 2017
    Chicken quesadillas and a side of rice and beans are LIFE
  • heather d.heart icon on user image
    heather doughertyAugust 8, 2020
    Great spot to grab tacos & burritos
  • Jay S.heart icon on user image
    Jay SAugust 17, 2015
    Lunch special: 3 tacos for $11. Can mix and match with some exceptions.
  • SUEBOOheart icon on user image
    SUEBOOApril 5, 2017
    Been there for a quick snack!! Fast service!!
  • David H.heart icon on user image
    David Hernandez IIINovember 3, 2015
    Seriously amazing tacos. Great lunch deal!
  • Melissa H.
    Vegetarian burrito was bland, but my son loved their cheese quesadilla. Pico de gallo tasted very fresh.
  • Jacek G.heart icon on user image
    Jacek GręSeptember 19, 2015
    Good food but DONT ORDER DELUS ERY FROM HERE. 2hrs Ina. Slow Saturday and we're still waiting for burritos. Best thing is we're a few blocks away. Total BS
  • Danielle P.heart icon on user image
    Danielle PurslowApril 2, 2017
    Cod Tacos - messy but worth the saucy fingers 🤗
  • Vivian K.heart icon on user image
    Vivian KongOctober 27, 2015
    Pretty solid tacos - steak was on point. 👌 I'd get 3 of those pls.
  • Ernesto G.heart icon on user image
    Ernesto GutierrezDecember 7, 2017
    Disappointed with the quality of the meats. The steak, pork and short ribs were too dry. Their patio is a cool place to hang out during summer.
  • Honghui Y.heart icon on user image
    Honghui YuJuly 31, 2016
    Tacos here are decent but the service is abysmal. Much better food options nearby at smorgasburg.
  • WillMcDheart icon on user image
    WillMcDOctober 8, 2015
    Oh yeah, these tacos are the jam.
  • Samantha Y.
    Samantha YJune 16, 2017
    Slow service so not a good option for a quick bite during lunch rush. If you gave time, great to sit outside with a beer!
  • Njoud F.heart icon on user image
    Njoud FahadDecember 7, 2018
    The most delicious burritos I’ve ever had
  • Kate F.
    Kate FurmanDecember 28, 2015
    Sit in the heated airstream!
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