Luchita's Mexican Restaurant

(216) 252-1169 | View Website

3456 W 117TH St, Cleveland, OH | Directions   44111

41.458783 -81.769070

Open Hours

Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Thu. 11:30am - 10pm;Fri. 11:30am - 11pm;Sat. 5pm - 11pm;Sun. 5pm - 9pm

 
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More Tags: Date Spot, Dine At The Bar, Local Favorite, People Watching

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Jefferson

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Luchita's Mexican Restaurant
Menu
Sopa Azteca, Tradicional, Picado, Al Mango, A La Cabra, Burrito, Tostada, Small Combination, Full Combination, Chimichanga... more

Reviews for Luchita's Mexican Restaurant

over a year ago

NOT GOOD. Went here with a Groupon (given to us as a gift) and we supposedly got $58 of food for $29 I think what we actually got was $15 worth of food. The service was terrible and the inside of this place is just old and gross. No music playing - it sounds like a dining hall in there. Their 'Groupon' menu was a joke and they only had one vegetarian dish. We were also treated poorly once our waitress found out we had a Groupon. Our chips were stale and the waitress put the chip bowl on top of the salsa... when she removed it there was salsa on the bottom of the chip bowl... and that's just unsanitary and gross. There are 30 other places nearby with better Mexican food. I see absolutely no reason to ever go here again......We didn't even take leftovers home.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst Mexican Food Ever. Taco Bell is better. – I don't know if anyone else noticed this? But this place does not serve real Mexican food. It is actually the worst Mexican food I have had in my life, and tastes like any random person's first time attempt to make Mexican food. On top of that - it is ridiculously over priced for no good reason. The meat and everything else was dry and tasteless in their dishes, the rice tasted like Ponderous buffet rice, bland sauces, the portions are no bigger if not smaller than most Mexican restaurants - how do you mess up a burrito and enchiladas? This was literally up in the top 10 for worst food I have ever eaten in my life and my date agreed. The atmosphere is also really strange, not private at all, like you are eating with the table next to you. The only thing I will give this place is their service was good - but man, leave Mexican cooking to the real restaurants that know how to do it - I have had better food at TACO BELL!!!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Great Serivice Poor Quality – I've recently went to Luchitas hoping it would be a great Mexican food. However, I was sorely disappointed in the quality of food. The food I ordered had very little taste. You would think Mexican food would have alot of spices too it but it didn't. Service was great and people were friendly. Most people don't just go for the atmosphere. They ame for great food. Try Mariachi' or some other place. Luchitas is like a fast food Mexican restaurant.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Mexican Food in Cleveland – I can't believe some of the reviews. I have been going to Luchita's for 20 years. It's where I always ask to go to on my birthday. Great food and margarita's. The best salsa and red enchilada sauce around. Helpful hints, order the guacomole picado and ask for your margarita to be hand made.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Thumbs down – El Jalapenos is so much better! El Jalapenos has an amazing chile con queso appetizer as well as killer margaritas. There's much more seating and it's cheaper than Luchita's! Hands down, El Jalapeno's is the best mexican on the west side.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The Best Customer Service – Just arrived from O.C. and was hungry for mexican food. Friends in Parma recommended Luchitas. I have NEVER received such great customer service from a restaurant ANYWHERE! The manager gave us VIP treatment, making me feel like I wasn't just another tourist. He and his staff literally went above and beyond, making me feel as though I was a star! We were served plates of tender and delicious carne asada and carnitas, two types of flavorful rice and beans, fresh chips with mouth watering salsa, and a wonderful (and very different) guacamole. The margaritas were EXCELLENT! Five stars for both the excellent food and outstanding customer service! Coming from an OC girl who has mexican restaurants on every corner, I was very pleased with my experience at Luchitas and will definately visit again on my next trip to Ohio.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Highly Overrated – Weak mexicanish food. Tis a shame with so many good places available in the area that this psuedo-Mexican stuff wins the poll.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

High Cost and Poor Taste – I was looking for good Mexican food in Cleveland for a good price. This is not what I found at this restaurant. First of all when I heard the cost of my total order, I almost could not believe it. I would have gladly paid this price, however, had the food not been bland and had I even been able to finish my entire dinner. Overall I was greatly disappointed in the experience and will not be going back.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Single-handedly popularizing Mexican cuisine in a city where chile was once just part of the weather forecast. – The Scene
Getting in requires patience, as the Galindo family's cooking draws blue-blazered and chino-clad Clevelanders of all ages and ethnic persuasions. The fact that this international house of tamales sports a just-another-tavern exterior is part of the charm.

The Food
The menu changes every three months, so each visit feels pretty much like your first. Sometimes chef Rey Galindo brings back chicken in an espresso-dark mole sauce to complement Mama's famous cheese-stuffed chile rellenos slow-simmered in tomato sauce. As for the sauce, the holy mole and great bowls of fire (best quenched by cold, light-colored beers and ales) are part of the appeal of the Galindo's home recipes, some of which are sold in bottles behind the bar.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

This is DEFINITELY NOT real Mexican food!!!!! – The place looks run down to me at walk in, and I've seen real Mexican food in Texas, California, Mexico, etc. The Menu is awful, my Margarita tasted like ice with red juice, worst ever! The Pepsi didnt even taste like anything close to Pepsi Cola (Sugar Water)

I seriously never tasted such bad so called Mexican food in my life. Just start with

bad tortilla chips and not anyones idea of a decent salsa. No way, no how recoomended. I can't understand why people would eat ther more than once. The servers are not well dressed, food brought out in towels, not on trays. They stand and watch you eat, ready to take your plate and give you the bill. Wasted Money! Please try other Real Mexican Restaurants. Thank-you

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