In 1968, he toured Europe with the Johnny Almond quartet. He recorded Manga with the Orquesta de Nuevo Mundo, a 3-piece group consisting of de Luca on guitar, Perico Sambeat on bass and Manolo Puig on drums. He recorded Luchando que no llora with the Orquesta de Nuevo Mundo in 1969, and travelled to the USA where he played at the Monterey Jazz Festival. His second solo album was Paco de Luca: 1000 mexicanos (1969), a collaborative album with his friend and colleague Mario Escudero and a Mexican flamenco singer - Julio El Inglés - La fabulosa guitarra de Paco de Luca in 1969, which sold over half a million copies and became his most successful album. He accompanied the Mexican flamenco singer Julissa and toured with Johnny Almond and the Orquesta de Nuevo Mundo in Spain in 1970. In 1975, he recorded Paco de Luca: De Buenos Aires a Tijuana with the Orquesta de Los Panchos, a band which featured Perico Sambeat, and a collaboration with Danilo Pérez and the Orquesta de los Guitarras de Mexico. The album sold over a million copies.
His most successful album came in 1978 with Paco de Luca: Cristal, which sold over one million copies and reached the top five in Spain, and was awarded a gold disc by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. He recorded Espíritu de flamenco and 827ec27edc