Japan is famous for its cuisine, and visitors flock to Tokyo every year for its world-famous dishes. However, Tokyo also boasts a variety of cuisines hailing from different countries. This is primarily because of the huge international scene in Tokyo and the increasing popularity of different cuisines.
Many of the Mexican restaurants in Japan do tend to combine both Japanese hospitality and Mexican food. However, if you want a truly Mexican experience, here are two places where you can find mouthwateringly delicious Mexican food in Tokyo!
Guzman y Gomez is a popular restaurant which serves Mexican dishes. The first of these restaurants was in Australia, but soon expanded to other countries, including Japan, where it currently has four franchises.
It is known for serving fresh dishes which are only prepared when they have been ordered. It provides a wonderful experience if you’d like to try the different flavors of Mexico. If you’re in Tokyo, you can find Guzman y Gomez restaurants in Harajuku and Roppongi.
The signature dishes on the menu include “Burritos” which come in a regular size (820 yen) and large size (1,320 yen). Other options on the menu include Burrito Bowls, Tacos, Enchiladas, Nachos, Quesadillas and, Salads. Just like Burritos, Salads and Nachos come in regular and large sizes and are the same price as the Burritos.
You can customize your own Burrito by choosing from seven fillings (Grilled Chicken, Slow Cooked Beef, Pan Seared Fish, Sauteed Vegetables, Spicy Grilled Chicken, Pulled Pork Chipotle, and Grilled Flank Steak) marinated in Mexican spice. You can also try home-made corn chips with Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, Roasted Tomato, Tomatillo, Mexican Spicy Chocolate and Churros. Most of these items’ regular price is 500 yen. For a fun evening, pair your food with Mexican beer or tequila!
If you’d like to have a taste of really authentic Mexican cuisine, you should head to Chiles Mexican Grill. It’s located in Harajuku and is known for serving several food items such as Fajitas, Quesadillas, Dos Tacos, Salad Bowls, Nachos, Burritos, Chips and Burrito Bowls.
Some of the most popular Burritos include Beef in Salsa de Arbol, Pork Pibil, Pork-Carnitas, and Chicken Ranchero. You can also build you own Burrito just the way you want it. You can choose from the following ingredients; Beef de Arbol, Chicken Ranchero, Pork Carnitas, Vegetarian Grill, Black Bean, Pinto Beans, Lime Rice, Salsa Rice, Cheese Sour Cream and Cheese Cheddar. You can also choose your hot sauce which comes in mild, medium, hot, and super hot strength!
When it comes to Salad Bowls, you can choose from three types; Green Salad, Vegetarian Salad, and Chicken Salad. Prices range from 700 yen to 900 yen. Nachos come in four types; Regular, Vegetarian, Meat, and Shiokoji Steak. Prices range from 700 yen to 980 yen. If you want great tortilla chips, you can choose from regular, salsa, and guacamole. Prices range from 280 yen to 400 yen.
Rest assured that all of the flavors in the recipes come from Mexico City and are not only authentic but also great-tasting. If you’re planning to have a family party, you can also opt for the party plan. It allows you to book single tables, and if you have a really big group you can book out the whole restaurant if you wish!
If you have a craving for Mexican dishes in Japan, you should definitely head to these two restaurants in Tokyo which serve authentic, fresh, and absolutely delicious Mexican cuisine. Many of the ingredients and seasonings have been handpicked and imported from Mexico, and you will really enjoy the atmosphere and great service!