Tokyo is considered one of the top food capitals of the world. In recent years, the diversity of cuisine available here is increasing as rapidly as the number of restaurants. Among the most popular options recently is Mexican food, which has found its home all around the city. If you find yourself craving the tasty ingredients and rich flavors of Mexico, check out these spots around the city.
Junkadelic is located near Nakameguro Station, and reflects the fun, laid-back atmosphere of the area. The interior features Day of the Dead decorations and various knickknacks. The TexMex-style food has been praised for being generous, and includes sides of cheese, sour cream, and guacamole. The restaurant transforms into a DJ bar at night with music and tasty margaritas.
If you want more of a taco stand experience on a casual night out with friends, La Cabina in Shibuya is the place to be. While you do need to enjoy the food outside, the authentic dishes from this Mexican-owned establishment are sure to impress. Additionally, the craft beer brewery next door, Oslo Brewing Co., cements this as a fantastic option, as you can enjoy great Scandinavian craft beer with your food.
This list would not be complete without the mention of La Jolla, which is located in Hiroo. Established in 1987, La Jolla is one of the first Mexican restaurants to introduce the cuisine to the Japanese population. With years of experience under their belt, they deliver great quality and service. The menu changes with the seasons, so a fresh dish is available any time of year.
Hacienda del Cielo
Located in Ebisu, this is one of the most popular Mexican restaurants and bars in Tokyo. Its terrace seating, offering a fantastic view, is considered to be one of the city’s best. You can check out other great outdoor restaurants here. The menu features a good variety of food, with nachos, guacamole, tostadas, taquitos, tacos, and more on the menu.
Mi Familia is a Mexican steak and wine bar in Kamiyacho that is well known by the locals of the area. Here you can enjoy large portions of steak with all the spices and chilis that make this cuisine so unique. The location, rich dishes, and all-you-can-drink menu make this location ideal for parties or celebrations.
Fonda De La Madrugada
This restaurant is the oldest Mexican restaurant in Harajuku. If you are looking for perhaps the most authentic atmosphere, this is the place for you. Although located underground, the restaurant is designed to resemble a real Mexican neighborhood. Pair this with the live mariachi bands and the delicious food, and it is easy to understand why this local favorite has been around for so long. Going to Fonda De La Madrugada is an experience that everyone in Tokyo should definitely have at least once.
Each and every one of these restaurants has something unique to offer, but they all have one thing in common—delicious Mexican food. So don’t be afraid to pick one and try for yourself!