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Did you know THIS about online ordering? 

Click here and use our online ordering tool through GrubHub and DoorDash, when you do order!

Check out this awesome video to learn why!

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Five easy ways for you to connect with your family at a restaurant.

At Lucha, we make connection easy. 

So here's five easy ways to connect with your family at a restaurant:

  1. Ask for a round table. If there are more than four people in your group ask the restaurant if they have any round tables.  Round tables keep everyone in the conversation. This is especially true when kids are at the table as they often get stuck on the end. When seated a round table it is easier for everyone to be a part of the conversation.

  2. It’s been said that Smart Phones are the new crayons.  While it is easy to find ways to keep the kids busy, instead try to take a little to let them not be busy.  We get it, part of the fun for a kid at a restaurant might be the crayons or the toys or even the free wifi, but strive to at least make the meal time distraction free.  Put the phones in the middle of the table if need be - this goes for the parents too! (If you are with adults, put all the phones in the middle and make a rule that who ever grabs their phone first has to buy apps or the first round of drinks.)

  3. Having another family over for dinner can seem like an impossible task.  Who has the time to clean the whole house, kids rooms included, before having another family over.  Add to that the prep and cooking time and clean-up afterwards.  Inviting another family out to eat is an easy way to connect without all the work.  Next time you’re at a function and find yourself telling another family or another couple that you should really get together sometime, take out your phones and make plans right then.  Heck, you can even make a reservation on the spot at  Turn someday into a real day and make it a plan to go out.

  4. Bring the fun with you.  In most cases, it takes about 15 minutes to get your food at a restaurant.  Bring a deck of Uno Cards with or another fun family game.  This will keep the kids connecting while you wait for the food to be prepared.

  5. Find a neighborhood restaurant that can be your “Go To” restaurant.  This is the place where you don’t really need to spend a ton of time looking at the menu, a place where the server knows what you probably want, and a place where friends know they can find you if they want to meet up after a concert of sporting event.  When you’re at an event and you want go out after it sure makes life easier when you don’t have to spend ten minutes deciding where to go.

Check out our video on why We Believe restaurants are natural gathering places on the blog below!

We believe restaurants are natural gathering places...

We are kicking off our new video series of our "We Believe" Statements that we live by here at The Cantina.

Watch this short video and learn how We Believe that Restaurants are natural gathering places.

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At Lucha, We Believe...

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We Believe…

A few months back I found myself thinking about what sets us apart from our other restaurants.  What were our unique features?  Granted we make different food, but there had to be more to it than that.  Did we have our own signature set of values?  Were we using a different belief system?  Maybe we were, but then again maybe we weren’t.   I wanted to know what really differentiated us.  I took to my circle of friends and asked some pointed questions from the people who use us most often and I listened to their responses.  I took this question, along with some of the responses that I had already gathered, to my management team and they helped me come up with some ideas which we slowly dissected and reassembled into what we are now calling our We Believe statements.  

We have five statements that we think define the kind of restaurant that we are.  Is this exhaustive list?  Probably not.  I’m sure that over the next several months we will add on.  That said, you have to start somewhere and we think five was a good place to start.  

Over the next several weeks we are going to be rolling out these We Believe statements one at a time.  You might see us talking about them in video form or you might see that we are posting a blog about one of the topics.  These are going to be our anthem for the foreseeable future.  We hope you follow along as we tell you the story of what We Believe.


Joshua Binning

Top 7 things your Lucha server wants you to know.

Ever wondered what your server wants you to know? Well, we asked our staff and have narrowed it down to the top seven. Click here to be in the know.

Stroll on State announcement with The Cantina!

Joshua here.  You’ll never guess what I did today?  Maybe you could guess, it wasn’t like it was a secret meeting or anything.  Anyway, I went to a press conference where they announced all sorts of info about the 6th Annual "Stroll on State” (sponsored by Illinois Bank & Trust).  Thats right, its Rockford’s largest event and its coming up in just about a month.  

Click here to watch this awesome video of yours truly to find out everything you need to know about Stroll on State.