Attend a Lucha Libre fight in Mexico City

Lucha Libre Mexico City

La Lucha Libre: Mexican wrestling

On a trip to Mexico and Mexico City in particular, set aside an evening to see a Mexican wrestling match, more commonly known as Lucha Libre.

A true tradition, Lucha Libre is also an art form that has become an integral part of Mexican popular culture. As well as the fights, which are turned into shows, the excitement around the ring is captivating.

Lucha Libre Mexico City

An evening program poster (cartelera) – Source –

Fights take place atArena México orArena Coliseo in the Cuauhtémoc district every Tuesday and Friday, around 7-7.30pm. Inside, after you’ve had a shot of tequila, you’ll feel the stage shake with the excitement of the audience as the lights come up to welcome each wrestler to the ring.

The latter often wear their emblematic masks representing the life of the luchador. Fighting is fast-paced and less violent than in American wrestling. Lucha Libre is distinguished by its aerial and spectacular nature. The show lasts between 2 and 3 hours.

You can reserve your evening to attend Lucha Libre matches in Mexico City by booking online. It will only cost you €23.40 and includes:

  • Admission to the Mexico City fighting arena
  • A shot of Tequila before the fight begins
  • Accompaniment by a guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Mexico City

You could go it alone, but it’s better to take advantage of this kind of service. You’ll avoid any problems with traffic, misunderstandings and safety, especially if you’re traveling alone or if there are two of you, for example. However, if you’d like to go it alone, there’s a metro stop very close to the arena where the Lucha Libre parties are held: Metro Cuauhtémoc (line 1).

Inside, the price of food and drink is relatively low.

Have you ever been to a lucha libre fight in Mexico City or elsewhere? What was it like?