Taquerias in Cebu: La Lucha Taqueria in Mango Square

la lucha taqueria goodfoodtrip

Sundays are always a blessing for me. They give me a chance to refresh after a busy week at work and spend time with friends I haven’t seen in a while. It’s also a day when my hubby usually plays football with his friends.

On one particular Sunday, my hubby left me alone at home to play his favorite sport. After spending the rest of the morning binge watching on Netflix TV shows, I decided it was time for me to go out and socialize. Thankfully, I had a blogger event lined up with other Cebu foodies so I hurriedly made my way to La Lucha Taqueria.

Lately, there’s been an influx of taquerias that opened throughout Cebu City. These establishments have opened to fit the different budgets and nearby vicinities of hungry individuals. Although La Lucha Taqueria is not a new taqueria in Cebu, I find that it is one of the sulit options that you can find in the center of the city.


la lucha taqueria goodfoodtrip

Here are just some of the dishes you can find at La Lucha:


la lucha taqueria burrito goodfoodtrip

Before going further, La Lucha offers different meat toppings for their dishes. You can order a burrito and choose your topping from the following:

  • Al Pastor (Marinated Pork)
  • Buche (Pork stomach)
  • Carne Asada (Steak)
  • Carnitas (Braised Pork)
  • Chorizo (Mexican Sausage)
  • Lengua (Beef Tongue)
  • Pollo (Shredded Chicken)
  • Pollo Asado (Grilled Chicken)

During our visit, we were served the Pollo Burrito. It came with beans, rice, salsa, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and the meat of your choice.


Brennan (of Baktin Corporation) recommended the Buche.


la lucha taqueria baktin corporation

La Lucha Taqueria’s taco come in soft tortilla wrapper with the meat of your choice, lettuce, rice, beans, salsa, sour cream, and cheese. Just like with the burrito, you are free to choose the meat you like.

We were served the fish taco, which was Maya-Maya (or Red Snapper) fillet.


Small Tacos

la lucha taqueria small taco goodfoodtrip

Since La Lucha Taqueria offers different meat toppings for their taco, you can go for the Small Taco dish. This is the perfect choice for you if you can’t choose from the different meat options. The Small Taco, however, only includes meat, cilantro, and onions.

Taco Salad



If you want to eat something that’s semi-healthy, the Taco Salad is a good option. This is a dish with tomatoes, cucumber, grated carrots, lettuce, cilantro, and cracked nacho chips.




Nachos are always a good option if you’re looking for something light to nibble on. La Lucha Taqueria’s nachos come with your choice of meat, sour cream, cheese, salsa, and guacamole.



Just like the nachos, the fries that La Lucha Taqueria serves come with toppings. This was among my favorite dishes that day.




The Quesadillas is another worthy choice if you’re just looking for something light to eat. Aside from regular tortilla wrap, La Lucha Taqueria also offers this in corn wrap.




One of the unique dishes we found at La Lucha Taqueria is the Pozole, a special dish served only in Mexican fiestas made up of homily pork. It was a fragrant dish that was somewhat close to the taste of Cebu’s Humba. 

Chili Rellenos



The Chili Rellenos is another unique dish that you can find at La Lucha Taqueria. When the dish first arrived, I was scared to try it since it was three large peppers topped with beans, sauce, and rice. The peppers, called Anaheim, are filled with cheese and deep fried in an egg batter. Tasting them turned out to be a surprise though. They were not spicy at all. If I can compare them with our local peppers, I would say they were like bell peppers.





La Lucha Taqueria served us Horchata and a Watermelon drink. The Horchata was a unique taste for me to discover. It was a combination of rice milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. When I first tried it, I did not taste any of these ingredients and it tasted a little bland. But as I continued to drink the beverage, its flavors started to burst in my mouth. Little by little, I could taste and identify all the ingredients infused in the drink.

Check out Kalami Cebu‘s video of our visit in La Lucha Taqueria:

La Lucha Taqueria Menu


It’s really interesting to see the influx of taquerias in Cebu. I look forward to trying out the rest and discover more traditional flavors that make up Mexican cuisine.


La Lucha Taqueria Location

The Canteen
Mango Square
Juana Osmena St., Cebu City
For inquiries, call 0927 616 9061

Operating Hours:
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Daily


Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Related Posts

Good Food Trip (previously GoodFoodTrips) is the personal food blog of an ex-Culinary Arts student named Trixie. She loves cooking as much as experiencing new restaurants. When she's not eating, she's working as a Writer and doing wifey duties.
Previous Post Next Post


  1. Kalami uy! I am not really a fan of mexican food, but I guess it’s really worth a try. Great photos sad!

  2. Reply

    Loved everything! But if I’m gonna have to pick only one, I’m gonna have to go with their burrito. Because that’s always been my favorite Mexican dish. That being said, pretty much all their food items are really good! Might even say, the best in town. 🙂

  3. Reply

    I love it here! This post makes want to visit a Taqueria this week. How are you doing, Trixie?

    • Rea
    • April 5, 2017

    I’d go for the salad and the chili! We always get the usual nachos, quesadilla, tacos in Mexican restos. It’s probably hard for restos to stand out, but adding one specialty or two makes the overall experience unique.

  4. Reply

    So many taquerias really popped up within the last year! I wonder if this is better than Red Lizard. Maybe because they’ve been here for a while, they could focus on the taste. I’ll try going here soon!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *