Lucky Luchador is equal parts Irish pub and Mexican cantina.
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September 29, 2022
EAST SIDE — Entrepreneur Chris “Boston” DiMattia (Recovery Room and Bangkok Lounge) has another dive bar in his portfolio with the opening of Lucky Luchador. It’s an Irish pub mixed with a Mexican cantina. Expect whiskey, tacos, quesadillas, tequila, and chicken fingers. 35 Hanover Street; Instagram.
UPPER KING — After moving to Charleston from Miami, Kathy and Lane Atkins missed the Cuban cafes of their hometown, so they built one. Cafecito offers Cuban coffee drinks, mango iced tea, guava pastries, empanadas, and Cubanos. 471 King Street; website.
THE MARKET — While the decadent fare and hospitality at Peninsula Grill shine, one of the biggest stars is the multilayer coconut cake. The hotel restaurant recently added cafe Benne’s to serve slices of the famous dessert, along with champagne, coffee, pimento cheese sandwiches, pastries, and more. 112 North Market Street; website.