If you happen to be in Liverpool and you’re a fan of Mexican food then I strongly suggest you pay Lucha Libre a visit. This place is probably one of the best Mexican Street Food restaurants I’ve been to. It’s situated on Wood Street and is very easy to find.
As with most of our trip to Liverpool we arrived early for dinner. There were a few people enjoying margaritas but the atmosphere was very relaxed. I imagine it gets quite busy a little later into the evening. The layout of the restaurant is very interesting. There are lots of different areas to sit depending on whether you fancy a booth, a table or a snug corner. All the staff were friendly and were happy to give their suggestions on their foodie faves. We started things off with homemade tortilla chips and guacamole. Then we decided to share a couple of rounds of tacos. We went for Baja Fish, Pibil and Prawn and Mango. They came in portions of 3 soft corn tortillas. The Baja Fish was a chunky piece of beer battered fish which was lovely and fluffy on the inside and the tamarind salsa offered a bittersweet kick to the taco. The Pibil was full of flavour, it’s a slow cooked pork with a sweet little kick. The prawn tacos consisted of big juicy prawns, mango salsa and chilli. They were all very good choices and we even ordered an extra portion of the Baja Fish.
Lucha Libre have a well stocked menu including tostadas, quesadillas, taquitos, burritos, sharing plates and more. Next time I’d love to try the chocolate chilli brownie and pistachio ice cream. We didn’t have enough room on this visit.
I did have plenty of room for a couple of margaritas throughout the meal though. The Jalapeno Margarita was probably my favourite. Phil stuck with his favourite Dark & Stormy. If we hadn’t planned to head onto Berry & Rye then I could have easily spent a few hours exploring the cocktail menu. Maybe next time.
Location: 96 Wood St, Liverpool L1 4DQ