This Saturday, July 21, was the time to say adios, amigo to the vegetarian and vegan Mexican fare at Lucha Verde. The Davie Street restaurant made it just over a year.
The Lucha Verde team announced the closure last Thursday on Instagram, though there had been rumblings for some time the space was up for sale.
“It’s been fun. Super fun. All kinds of fun, but after this Saturday night, Lucha Verde will be closed. We made a lot of tacos and a lot friends along the way (hint – if you want to make friends, make them tacos). We’d love to have you down tonight, Friday, and/or Saturday night for the all-veg menu and a (possibly teary) goodbye. Thanks for all your love and support!!”
Lucha Verde was the project of John Cooper, who was passionate about offering a fully meat-free Mexican experience where the fact that it was actually vegetarian would be an afterthought. He took over the former Lolita’s space in April 2017, launching a menu of approachable fare like tacos, nachos, margaritas, and elotes (Mexican street corn).
No word yet on what will be moving into the vacated Lucha Verde spot at 1326 Davie Street.