El Luchador

With El Luchador Gone, it’s More Fries for Ludlow Street

Posted September 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

Over at 132 Ludlow Street, it’s one fast-food concept to another. With the two-year-old El Luchador outpost dead and gone, a new Belgian fries joint is about to get cookin. A tipster happened upon the store earlier this week, and gleaned that something called Belles Frites (name might be best guess) is poised to open here. […]

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‘El Luchador’ on Ludlow Street is Gone After 2 Years

Posted August 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

El Luchador on Ludlow Street served its last taco. The Lower East Side spin-off of the South Street taco trailer called it quits last month. A fading, handwritten sign in the front door of 132 Ludlow announces that the establishment is “closed until further notice.” When we called up the original location for confirmation, an […]

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‘El Luchador’ on Ludlow Street Closes After Burst Water Pipe

Posted January 5, 2018 at 5:08 am

This weather is taking no prisoners. El Luchador, the taco shack at 132 Ludlow Street, closed earlier this week due to a burst water pipe in the building. The announcement is posted behind the drawn security gate, alongside a Department of Health closure notice. The DOH came by and closed the place on Wednesday. It’s […]

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Ludlow Street on Lockdown with Armed Suspect Holed up at Redford Hotel [Updated]

Last modified July 9, 2017 at 11:22 am

Ludlow Street in Hell Square is crawling with cops right now. And from what we’ve been told, a detachment has been here for the last few hours. But now the crime scene is established. From what we’re hearing, a worker at the El Luchador was held up and robbed at gunpoint. The suspect allegedly fled […]

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El Luchador to Open Ludlow Street Location for Cinco de Mayo

Posted May 2, 2016 at 5:18 am

El Luchador is a few days from debuting its new Lower East Side location. The grand opening celebration is set for Cinco de Mayo this Thursday. The popular taqueria revealed the news in a Facebook post. “We will be giving out one free chicken taco per person at our new location,” the announcement notes. There […]

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First Peek Inside the LES Outpost of ‘El Luchador’ on Ludlow Street

Posted March 23, 2016 at 5:16 am

We first broke word back in October that El Luchador was planning an expansion snack bar in Hell Square. Finally, some activity to report. El Luchador (translated, “the fighter”) is but a few weeks from launch at 132 Ludlow Street. As previously reported, the wrestling-themed taqueria took the torch from the failed Pomme Creperie, which […]

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‘El Luchador’ Opening Another Wrestling-Themed Taco Stand on Ludlow Street

Last modified December 14, 2015 at 11:09 pm

Word on the street is that Hell Square will soon welcome a new Mexican snack joint to its ranks, taking the reins from a failed creperie. A year into operations down by the South Street Seaport, the popular taco stand El Luchador is reportedly opening a new location on the Lower East Side. Sources disclose that the restaurant, […]

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