Gather Your Favorite People Around Great Food

That’s been our goal since 2013.

Nothing brings your favorite people together like great food.

You want the best for the people you care about the most. At Lucha, we make it simple to enjoy fresh Mexican and Latin-inspired cuisine with family, friends, co-workers, or that special someone.

Nobody looks forward to hanging out with fake people. We don’t think your ingredients should be fake either.

We start fresh everyday, pairing scratch ingredients from our kitchen with signature margaritas, wine, tequila or an assortment of fine craft beers from the bar. From appetizer to dessert, your next craving will meet its match.

At Lucha, you’ll never get judged for coming in multiple times a week. You can’t help it if you’re popular and have great taste.

See you around the table soon.

Joshua Binning headshot

Joshua Binning

Owner, Lucha Cantina

For over 25 years I’ve loved the restaurant business because I get to serve people. The key is preparation, leading to anticipation.  It’s the moment before the guests walk in the door and I know we’ve done everything possible to get ready for them. Then I get to watch people gather around a table with their family and friends and witness them enjoy the hard working staff and amazing food and drinks.  There’s no greater satisfaction than being a part of you and your friends connecting here without having to worry about a thing.  That is why I love Lucha.

Manny Trejo, chef at Lucah Cantina

Manny Trejo

Chef, Lucha Cantina

Manny got his start washing dishes at an Italian restaurant. In the four decades since, he’s seen everything there is to see. Manny has learned making great food is half the equation of running a successful restaurant. His real passion is seeing people make memories gathered around that food.

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Monday–Saturday
Kitchen Open 11am–9pm
Bar Open to 10pm
Closed Sunday
1641 N Alpine Rd
Rockford, IL 61107
(East parking lot for curbside pickup)