La Lucha

tastemaker nominee
La Lucha fried chicken and biscuits
Don't miss the fried chicken at La Lucha. Photo by Jessica Matos

The team of chef Bobby Matos and sommelier/general manager Matt Crawford has been a winning one for restaurateur Ford Fry at State of Grace, so it’s no surprise that this Heights restaurant has been a hit. A comprehensive set of interior renovations completely distinguishes the space from its former life as Hunky Dory, especially the reconfigured bar. Menu highlights include the roasted oysters, the buttery crawfish bread, and the fried chicken, which arrives both juicy and crispy. Crawford’s carefully chosen champagne list makes it a fun place to celebrate special occasions.


La Lucha
1801 N. Shepherd Dr.
Houston, TX 77008


Sun: noon-10 pm
Mon: 5 pm-10 pm
Tue: 5 pm-10 pm
Wed: 5 pm-10 pm
Thu: 5 pm-10 pm
Fri: 5 pm-midnight
Sat: noon-midnight

Good to Know

  • $$-$$$
  • Complimentary Valet
  • Full Bar
  • Patio/Outdoor Dining