Lucha Tigre

There is almost nothing better than waking up late on Sunday morning and going to brunch. The mixture of breakfast and lunch is my favorite meal to have on weekends and one of the best that I have found in Chapel Hill is at Lucha Tigre. Lucha Tigre is a fusion of Latin and Asian cuisine and the result is both delicious and unique.

The restaurant is sleek and creative and the atmosphere caters to college students, as well as families and older couples. On nice and sunny days the ideal seating is outside on the patio which is open to the sun. Picnic tables allow enough seating for groups of friends and on weekends Lucha Tigre also has a DJ play music from 12pm to 4pm and serves bottomless mimosas which are always a big hit.

The brunch menu is on the smaller side but filled with flavorful and interesting dishes that will make you want to try everything. I have already been three times and have always loved what I ordered. Last Sunday I got the Chilaquiles, which is corn tortilla chips tossed in tomatillo salsa, topped with pulled pork, cotilla cheese and crema and an egg. I also tried the Banana-Nutella Empanadas. The empanadas were filled with sliced bananas and chocolate-hazelnut spread, and topped with strawberries and homemade whipped cream. The two dishes were drastically different but both fantastic, each in their own way.

While I have only been to Lucha Tigre for brunch, I can imagine that their lunch and dinner is just as good. I plan on going back again soon and trying another new dish!


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