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Mexican Restaurants
Mexican, Tex-Mex and Caribbean
This directory covers Mexican and southwestern US-style Mexican restaurants as well as Caribbean restaurants. Other regional American cuisines, Brazilian and other South American restaurants are covered in separate directories.

Mexican and Tex-Mex

Nishi-Shinjuku -- El Patio. 3363-6931
Catering to "Latin fans", they present live music almost every night of the week, with shows at 8, 9, and 10pm.
mapNishi-Shinjuku 7-1-8. Open 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays, some Monday.
Harajuku -- Tacos del Amigo. 3405-9996
Deplorably bad food and questionable sanitary conditions; people seem to go mainly for the margaritas, which are served in fishbowl-sized glasses.
SunmapJingumae 4-30-2, Norio Bldg. B1F. Open 5:30-10:45pm (LO) daily.
Jingumae 2-chome -- Fonda de la Madrugada. 5410-6288
They're a bit on the expensive side, and the interior resembles a theme park, but the musicians wandering among the tables add a festive atmosphere.
lateSunmapJingumae 2-33-12, Villa Bianca B2F. Open 5:30pm-4am (LO) daily.
Ebisu -- El Rincon de Sam. 3442-1636
Live music (often from the talented owner, "Sam") and relatively inexpensive food.
mapEbisu 4-6-1, B1F. Open 6-10:45pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Daikanyama -- La Casita. 3496-1850
This Tokyo Mexican-food landmark has been here since 1976, serving better-than-average Mex and Tex-Mex standards at reasonable prices. Budget around Y3000 at dinnertime.
SunmapDaikanyamacho 13-4. Open noon-10pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
!Hiroo -- Salsita. 3280-1145
This simple, cheerfully decorated spot serves authentic and tasty Mexican food at friendly prices. Formerly located alongside the tracks in Ebisu, they now occupy slightly larger quarters near Hiroo station.
SunmapMinami-Azabu 4-5-65, B1F. Open 11:45am-1:45, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Akasaka -- Junkadelic. 3224-0750
Good, fairly authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex food at this second branch of the Naka-Meguro-based shop.
mapAkasaka 2-21-2, Dai-ni Murashima Bldg 102. Open 11:30am-2, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Tameike -- Mexico Lindo. 3583-2095
Somewhat costlier-than-average Mexican.
mapAkasaka 2-20-7. Open 11:30am-1:30pm, 5-11pm (LO 10). Closed Sundays and holidays.
Yotsuya 3-chome -- Salsa Cabana. 3350-3551
A tiny branch store with reliable Tex-Mex fare. Located on Gaien-Higashi-dori.
mapFunamachi 1-18. Open 11am-midnight (LO). Closed Sundays.
Yotsuya -- El Arbol. 3357-6868
Terrible food and loud customers.
mapYotsuya 1-7. Open 11am-3, 5-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Yotsuya -- Salsa Cabana. 3225-1774
Solid Tex-Mex food and friendly service.
mapYotsuya 1-7-27, Dai 43 Tokyo Bldg. 3F. Open 11:30am-2, 5-midnight. Closed Sundays.
!Yotsuya -- Mamas & Papas. 3226-4730
They bill themselves as a "Latinic Diner", serving food and drink from Mexico, South America, the Caribbean and Spain. In early evenings the place fills with a lively after-work crowd, with more students in the mix (Nichibei langauge school is just next door) as the night wears on and the salsa music picks up volume. [See FULL REVIEW.]
latemapYotsuya 1-21, Saiken Bldg. B1F. Open 5pm-1am (LO). Closed Sundays.
!Nishi-Ogikubo -- El Quixico. 3332-7590
Splendid food, with generous portions. The decor is on the casual side, featuring exotic musical instruments and burlap bags, and tables are spaced widely enough to provide a little privacy. There's a good selection of salsa on the stereo, a large drinks menu, and they're open late.
lateSunmapNishi-Ogi-Minami 3-15-14, 2F. (on the south side, alongside the JR tracks in the direction of Ogikubo station) Open 6pm-2am (LO). Closed Mondays, third Tues.
!Shimo-Takaido -- Posada del Sol. 5300-9970
Very authentic and tasty Mexican cuisine prepared by a Mexican chef. The Mexican wines are good, and they also offer a reasonable tequila selection. Budget around Y5000-8000 for dinner and drinks.
SunmapAkatsutsumi 4-40-7. Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm. Closed Wednesdays.
!Naka-Meguro -- Junkadelic. 5725-5020
A friendly, casual little spot with some of the better Mexican fare available in town. [See FULL REVIEW.]
lateSunmapKami-Meguro 4-10-4. Open 6pm-2am. Closed Wednesdays.
Yokohama Nihon-Odori -- Los Amigos. 045-662-5866
Good Mexican fare (pork burritos, pollo con mole, quesadillas) prepared by chef from Mexican City (Maria). Prices are very reasonable, and they have all-you-can-eat specials for Y3000. No lunch on Sundays.
SunmapTokiwacho 4-52, Fuminoke Bldg B1F. Open noon-2, 6-11pm. Closed Mondays.


Ebisu -- Aala Wi. 5793-5027
Jamaican-style jerk chicken and pork, in a no-frills dining room. It's not particularly spicy, but you can add your own condiments. Non-stop old-school reggae plays in the background.
SunmapEbisu 1-26-13. Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
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Updated 2010/04/15
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