EL LUCHADOR Mexican Cantina–Great New Spot

There’s a new location in Henderson for this delicious Mexican restaurant. At 5:30 p.m. it was totally full, with patrons talking and listening to the music. The manager was quick to seat us and give us menus.  

Hot tortilla chips and sauce came out the moment we were seated, and the beers were totally frosty which I love. Eduardo was our waiter and he was quick to point out the best dishes. This is an excellent sign as they only opened a month ago at this Henderson location. The walls were decorated with hand painted Luchador masks all over the walls, every single one unlike the next. I never had seen that many different ones.

The menu was simple and straight to the point. I, of course, opted for the adobo and carnitas à la mandarin tacos as the appetizer. I looked at the many options including mahi-mahi, but let Eduardo point out what he thought was a good choice. I had shrimp fajitas, and my friend had the shrimp and chicken, and there was so much food we could have had another couple of friends join us.

The plate comes out with all the trimmings, and then the really hot plate comes out with all the sizzling meat and vegetables—you build your own fajitas. There is plenty to pick from, fajitas, tacos, burritos, and enchiladas so everyone will find something to their taste.

There is an abundance of flavor in every dish. We ended our wonderful meal with the Churros Sundae—three Churro sticks, vanilla ice cream, plenty of whip cream and chocolate splashes. Definitely a dessert big enough for three.



I would highly recommend, especially for their happy hour drinks. My table was continually checked.

The place is fantastic, it definitely has a good vibe atmosphere. This location is at 475 N. Stephanie in Henderson, just north of Sunset Station. The western location is at 7824 Blue Diamond Rd. Hours are M-T, 11-9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday till 10:30 p.m., and Sunday till 9 p.m.

The interior is huge; this was the old location for the Tomato’s chain, and it is right on the corner with tons of free parking.