I must have been one of the last people in Auckland to discover The Lucha Lounge, but I finally got there last Friday, on my way to the movies to see the-film-of-the-year, Drive. The biggest drawcard for me (aside from the very cool Mexican wrestler theme) was the promise of Mexican food for under $10. I had a couple of soft shell tacoes with free range chicken which were not too shabby. Cheap and healthy eats are balanced with some sinfully delicious cocktails. I love, love, love their Apple Pie Margarita, and the bartender made a damn good Mojito too.
This is a bar, not a restaurant, so the place is grungy and casual. It is also tiny, with the 'al fresco' area (back alley) devoted to smokers. I'll definitely be back for more cocktails, but only if I can get a quiet spot indoors. If anything, the biggest impression the place has made on me is that I now have a craving to re-read about Maggie the Mechanic and Mexican Wrestlers in the comic series Love and Rockets