Since 2012, Lucharitos has been welcoming guests to sit back, unwind, and enjoy their chef-inspired Tex-Mex dishes and famous margaritas with a nostalgic vintage luchador twist.
The owner lost his first first small business to Superstorm Sandy; then came Lucharitos, meaning “little fighter.”
What started in 750 square feet of space became six locations (and growing) across Long Island. The Center Moriches restaurant is located at 177 Main Street. Call 631.400.9625 to place an order. Or visit https://www.lucharitos.com/cm for a full menu and more information.
A review from a Lucharitos first-timer
Where else is a mother of three to go for her honorary Mother’s Day dinner?
Lucharitos was a no-brainer decision, being that to-go margaritas were at the top of the list. Admittedly, I couldn’t wait to try the place but have been putting it on the back-burner due to distance from Sayville to the Moriches. However, after getting a taste of the Mexican tequila bar, that will no longer be the case. The place is really trendy and fun; a bit pricey, but with a taste worth the expenditure. My family already has plans to return.
We ordered the barbecued pulled pork taco with pineapple salsa and pico and cheese on a double soft tortilla; the classic carne asada taco with flank steak cilantro, mint radish and salsa verde; and the fan-favorite coconut shrimp taco with pickled slaw, corn salsa and chipotle mayo. The tacos were out-of-this-world delicious—need to order every one on the menu, and there is quite the selection.
Carne Asada Burrito
This burrito was packed! So delicious and impossible to finish.
These ribs were tender and tasty—the best selection of the night, hands down. Didn’t need any sauce, but their brown sugar sauce was a standout. They call them their “famous fried ribs” and I totally second that.
Mexican Street Corn
Came off the cob dressed in queso fresco, cilantro, lucha spice rub, and chipotle mayo. Really good corn side, small offering. We added ours to the nachos.
Demon de Pollo Nachos
The nachos were delectably salty and home-fried; we opted to top them with savory adobo chicken. The chicken was nearly shredded and came in large white-meat chunks. These nachos were loaded with guac, pico, sour cream, beans and slaw, with plenty to share. We took them to-go and they didn’t get soggy and were still perfectly crispy after the 20-minute ride. Ten of out 10, would order again.
Margarita, 32 ounces
The $35, 32-ounce margaritas were reasonable and delicious—not too sweet and you could certainly taste the tequila. It also came in a really cool to-go glass, which will be fun to use at home year-round. Next time we will go for the mango flavor or the Lucha Punch.
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