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Lucha Tigre Chapel Hill


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Lucha Tigre Chapel Hill

omoshiroi | | Dec 8, 2012 07:05 PM

Just had dinner at Lucha Tigre in the old Flying Burrito spot (near Hunam and Kitchen.) Not too crowded for a Saturday night, but I don't think they've done much advertizing yet (none that I've noticed anyway.) Interesting menu (which I think is going to change up pretty often.) We tried the Bulgoki Tacos (very nice and drippy, served with apple kim chi), Mu Shu Taco (I think this would be better in a pancake than a tortilla, but the filling was quite good -- in fact it was Mu shu pork without the egg), Thai Peanut Chicken Empanada (good but the chicken was a little chunkier and dryer than I would like, but the salsas served with it were very tasty), Posole (nice and just a little spicy), and pan fried pork dumplings (very juicy but with a little chew.) Extensive Sake menu but kind of pricy for these, lots of beers were more reasonable -- we each had the big Kirin Ichiban for $6 a pop. I hope it makes it as I can walk there and I really liked the food and the atmosphere. The servers seem to know what they are doing, and could explain the menu clearly. With this and Mei Asian on East Franklin the downtown dining scene seems to be re-balancing from West Franklin, of course there is also the new Waffle House going in.

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