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Lucha Cantina
Lucha Cantina

Lucha Cantina


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Today: 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM








11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 10:00 PM


1641 N Alpine Rd, Ste 212,

Rockford, IL


(815) 977-4319

Lucha Cantina is a Mexican American Restaurant located in Edgebrook Center. Our food is made fresh and you can taste the difference. We have the best margaritas known to man because we only use fresh juices.

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Exciting and IMPORTANT Update for you! :) :) :)We’ve learned a lot the past few months and to be honest, a large amount of that learning has come from listening to guests just like you. You all have been a well of information that we have been able to tap as a resource when working to make our operations more efficient.In the past month since we have had indoor operations, we have learned that many of our guests just aren’t ready. We learned this the very first day we were allowed to bring guests back inside and we’ve talked about this with you in a few posts and emails.I thought that maybe it would fade a little over time but it hasn’t and that’s okay.At Lucha, we’ve said for a long time that we want to take the stress out of choosing where to eat. We want to do this by offering you and your family food, drinks, and experiences that you can feel good about. We still stand by that. It’s funny though, for the longest time our biggest focus has been on the food and drink part and while those are still important, the stress-free experience has become something that we’ve found ourselves talking about more and more.As you know, Lucha already has a contact-free curbside program. If you order online we simply hand you a bag of food or set it in your back seat and off you go. We also offer full service inside the restaurant and on the patio.For those guests we have put even higher sanitation standards in place and we require face masks for all guests when not seated at their table. We have had a positive reaction from our guests but we’ve decided to go a little further.We’ve decided to make a few changes for indoor dining which will exceed the recommendations made to us by the Winnebago County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health.We will not seat more than 50 guests in any one of our three indoor seating areas. Each of our three indoor seating areas has its own HVAC units.Lucha will voluntarily reduce our indoor seating capacity to 50% of approved seating.While these changes might help some of you make the decision to venture out. We aren’t done yet.We are very excited to announce that we are offering a third level of service to the two that were previously mentioned. We already have curbside service and full service dine in. We are happy to announce that on Friday we will start offering limited service / limited contact outdoor seating.If you recall, before we opened our indoor operations we had guests seated around the building on what we called our Terrace. Starting Friday the Terrace will be back.Our terrace seating is limited service. We have invested in new technology that will allow the guest to order food and drinks directly from their phone.It’s a simple process with no new apps to download. Rather you scan a QR code and your phone turns into the computer similar to the ones the servers are using.You can then ring in food and drinks directly to the kitchen and the bar. When they are ready, we’ll bring them out to you and we’ll walk away. Simple as that.If you’d like some water when you seat yourselves we’ll happily bring it and we’ll clean your table when you’re gone, but other than that we are pretty much leaving you to yourselves - it’s limited contact and it's outside.You never once have to go inside AND you never have to wait for your server to place your order, get another round or bring your check.We firmly believe that by adjusting our internal operations to voluntarily limit seating beyond current standards and by adding this third level of service that we can help achieve our goals of taking the stress out of choosing where to eat.Thank you for your support and we’ll see you this weekend!Joshua B.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Alright STORYTIME.... SO... These special tacos have been all the rage on Instagram and Facebook the past couple weeks so we thought we’d give them a shot.As you know, Manny does a great job bringing new and exciting specials each week for you and families to enjoy. That said, there are times when he needs a little help in the kitchen so this week he brought in the REAL BOSS to make sure he was making the feature tacos correctly.We are excited to not only tell you that are we bringing you Birria this week, but we’re bringing you the family Birria recipe that Manny’s mother, Victoria, came in to show us how to make it.She’s the real deal in the kitchen! Not only did she teach Manny how to cook, but you might have had a meal prepared her before as she was in the kitchen for years at Table 13 when it was over on Auburn & Main.If you haven’t had Birria before you need to get into Lucha this weekend.It’s kinda like a French Dip, but instead of putting this amazing beef into a bun we take the slow-roasted beef and put in a corn tortilla with Chihuahua cheese, some diced white onion and cilantro.It’s like a French Dip in that we serve with the juices that were rendered while it roasted. If you already have plans for the weekend, cancel them.You NEED to get this Birria in your belly!P.S. if you want to Instagram OUR Birria our handle is @luchacantina on Instagram.👉👉 Order online at LuchaRockford.com 👈👈by phone at 815-977-4319Or dine with us tonight at 1641 N Alpine RdWe open at 4pm!

Friday, July 31, 2020

Ya'll they are BACK for another weekend because we are literally getting calls about these babies!! We're starting our specials early... TONIGHT!🍤 TEQUILA LIME SHRIMP TACOS 🍤Shrimp marinated in our favorite spirit before being served on a homemade Adobo Tortilla!Ummm.... May we suggest a side of Nachos Puerco?A bed of freshly fried corn chips tossed in our secret dry rub. Add to that melted Chihuahua and cheddar, some slow-roasted BBQ Pork, Lucha slaw, diced red onions, and then we top all that with our house-made Queso! Seriously, it's out of control delicious.Order here:⭐️ Get it To-Go⭐️ Order Curbside⭐️ Make Reservations to Dine-In or on our PatioLuchaRockford.com815-977-4319Visit us here: 1641 N Alpine Rd

Thursday, July 30, 2020

🍗 HAPPY WING DAY! 🍗We've noticed... everyone loves their wings a certain way, What is your favorite?!We know you might not FIRST think of wings when you think of Lucha, but we’re here to change that. Some of our guests say the wings are their favorite thing on the menu!!Why do OUR Wings have a Following?✓ First, they are seasoned and baked before frying to get the perfect crisp.✓ Try them plain if that's how you like it...✓ OR!!! Have us toss them in our Buffalo Sauce, Habanero Mango Sauce, Chipotle BBQ SauceHOW TO ORDER:1️⃣ Through our Website: lucharockford.com2️⃣ By phone: (815) 977-43193️⃣ Dine In!See you soon? @ Lucha Cantina

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Last week I was honored to be asked to speak at the State of the Industry meeting at Burpee Museum of Natural History. I spoke about the challenges facing all restaurants in our region and was honored to represent our industry as a voice.I was joined by speakers from the RACVB, RAD, Burpee, Rockford Park District & Discovery Center Children’s Museum.Thank you for your continued support of ALL of our area local restaurants. Not just Lucha Cantina. We sincerely appreciate you. <3- Joshua

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

It's kind of important to us that we bring everyone together...Not just a select few! Did you know all of our Tacos can be made Gluten-Free-Friendly? You can enjoy Taco night, even if you can't enjoy Gluten.Please make sure that you tell us when you order! :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Okay Okay Guys... It's been days... and you CANNOT. STOP. TALKING. about those Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos from last weekend. Hahah. Well––You asked for it. TONIGHT we are bringing them back for Taco Tuesday and making them $11 along with our Chicken Fajita Tacos and our Carnitas Tacos.So here's the deal -- Get the full taco meal for $11 (3 Tacos + our signature Taco sides...)🍤 TEQUILA LIME SHRIMP TACOS 🍤 $11Shrimp marinated in our favorite spirit before being served on a homemade Adobo Tortilla! One guest told us Fri night this is the best shrimp they have ever had–– perfectly crafted.🌮 CARNITAS TACOS 🌮 $11The star of this show is our slow roasted carnitas. add to that freshly diced onion, olive blend, spinach, sour cream, chihuahua cheese and just a little queso.🍗 CHICKEN FAJITA TACOS 🍗 $11Sliced free range chicken breasts mixed with roasted white onions & yellow, red, and green bell peppers. Add shredded lettuce, tomato and chihuahua cheese. available on corn or flour tortillas.Order your TACO TUESDAY here:⭐️ Get it To-Go⭐️ Order Curbside⭐️ Make Reservations to Dine-In or on our PatioLuchaRockford.com815-977-4319Visit us here: 1641 N Alpine Rd

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

MONDAY FUNDAY KIDDOS! That's right... Monday's mean KIDS CAN EAT FREE at Lucha Cantina! Ask how when you dine in.Our student menu is WILD. It has 15 items to choose from on it. You can rest assured your picky eaters, to those with more adventurous taste buds will find something fun to eat here!Ask for our student menu and how your kiddos can eat free when you come in!Dine in at 1641 N Alpine Rd

Monday, July 27, 2020

SERIOUS QUESTION: How do you like your bloody marys?Spicy or Mild?🍅🍹🥂 CHEERS! 🍅🍹🥂 Bottomless Mimosas and Bloodys are BACK on Sundays at Lucha Cantina. We are as excited as you are. Open at 12!Come sit on our patio weather permitting...Or dine in at 1641 N Alpine RdMake your reservation online: at LuchaRockford.comby phone at 815-977-4319

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Thank you so much!!! Celebrating this weekend for National Tequila Day has been a blast. We’ve decided... we are going to give you one more day to celebrate! Today we are open 12p-6p and we are CONTINUING the celebration!-> SPECIAL FEATURES <-🔥 TEQUILA LIME SHRIMP TACOS 🔥Shrimp marinated in our favorite spirit before being served on a homemade Adobo Tortilla! One guest told us Fri night this is the best shrimp they have ever had–– perfectly crafted.-> DRAKE'S FEATURED COCKTAILS: <-⠀🥥 Coconut Tamarind Margarita 🥥⠀It's sweet, tangy, and you'll need another one before you realize it. This was a popular one this weekend!🌶 Four-Pepper Raspberry Lucharita 🌶⠀A mix of our house-infused Four-Pepper (jalapeno, habanero, Poblano, yellow bell) El Jimador Tequila, Raspberries & our Lucharita mix. You asked for a spicy margarita. We delivered.-> LUCHARITA SPECIALS FOR HERE AND TO-GO: <-$6 Lucharitas (YESSSS!)⠀$12 ToGo Bottles of Lucharita🔥 Order online at LuchaRockford.com 🔥⠀by phone at 815-977-4319🔥 Or dine on our patio or inside 🔥⠀at 1641 N Alpine Rd @ Lucha Cantina

Sunday, July 26, 2020