Casa de Sarasa
Shibuya: Mexican
Casa de Sarasa (Shibuya: Mexican)
Casa de Sarasa
Open 6pm-12:30am (LO; Fri, Sat -2:30am) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

DJ Sarasa discovered the joy of tacos while traveling south of the US border, but couldn't find the real Mexican-style article after she returned to Tokyo, and so Casa de Sarasa was born. The kitchen turns out a wide range of taco variations as well as meaty dishes like grilled lamb chops, stewed pork belly with salsa verde, and beef-tripe noodle soup. There are numerous combination platters if you have trouble deciding.

Five well-constructed salsas and scrumptious home-made corn tortillas help set these tacos apart from the mostly Tex-Mex Tokyo competition. Tacos are bite-sized and reasonably priced, so you can try a few variations over the course of a meal.

Tasty side dishes like Mexican-style grilled corn and three-cheese nachos are much more Mex than Tex-Mex, as are the mains. There's an extensive tequila list, with tequila flights that allow you to sample and compare different types, and entertaining tequila-based cocktails like the bracing cucumber-jalapeno margarita.

The dining room is small and cozy, with a bit of counter seating if you come on your own, and the decor is festive but not overly kitschy. Not surprisingly the Latin-music soundtrack, put together by DJ Sarasa herself, is first-rate. Budget around Y3000-4000 for food and drink.

Shibuya-ku, Dogenzaka 2-25-5, Shimada Bldg 2F.
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Venue listing from Bento.com5 Star Rating: highly recommended