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Cinco de Mayo in Tokyo (May 5)
Tacos, Fajitas, Margaritas and much more
Mexico marks its national independence day every September 16th, but every May 5th sees large celebrations take place around Mexico, the United States and by expat communities abroad. This day, now known as Cinco de Mayo, commemorates the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862.
Outnumbered nearly 2 to 1, approximately 4,000 Mexican soldiers under the command of Ignacio Zaragoza defeated the forces of Napolean III at the village of Puebla in central Mexico. Observed to varying degrees throughout Mexico today, Cinco de Mayo is actually now commemorated on a larger scale in the United States having joined the list of annual cultural festivals like St. Patrick’s Day and Chinese New Year. It’s a day of food, music, dancing and fun!
To enjoy your own Cinco de Mayo here in Tokyo, look no further than these 4 fine ambassadors of Mexico’s rich culinary tradition.
El Quixico has been drawing people to Nishi Ogikubo for years now for it’s great food, warm atmosphere and frozen margaritas.
El Rincon de Sam is minutes away from JR Ebisu station but feels like stepping back in time to a more traditional Mexico. Enjoy the live music while touring their extensive menu.
Not far away, Fonda de la Madrugada in Harajuku offers citywide famous cuisine, mariachi entertaining you at your table and an interior that transports you from the bustling streets of Tokyo directly to old Mexico.
Naka-Meguro’s Junkadelic is all things you would expect in this trendy area: comfortable, casual with a vibrant clientele and a menu to keep them coming back again and again!
Mexican Restaurants in Tokyo, Japan
Junkadelic, Mexican Cuisine in Nakameguro, Tokyo
Junkadelic is a place of beauty. The sweet songs and colorfully-decorated walls create a perfectly casual atmosphere for those longing for authentic Mexican with a little Tex Mex flare to enjoy. Invite your family, your friends and come and have a great time at Junkadelic.
Fonda de la Madrugada, Mexican Cuisine in Harajuku, Tokyo
"A place where people can hang out all night long" is the motto of “FONDA DE LA MADRUGADA” where live music and talented Mexican chefs bring you a true flavor of old Mexico. The furniture and fittings are imported directly from Mexico and there is live music from 3 Mexican “Mariachi” players who wander throughout the restaurant entertaining you at your table.
Since Fonda De La Madrugada opened in September 1993, it has been supported by a wide and varied mix of clientele. They are continuously striving to provide an environment which is as entertaining and authentically Mexican. They are happy to accommodate large groups, wedding parties, etc and will ensure that your special day is one you won’t forget!
El Rincon de Sam, Mexican Cuisine in Ebisu, Tokyo
El Rincon De Sam (Sam’s Place) is a truly relaxing place where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The décor and music bring you to old fashioned Mexico. As the last rays of the sun start to dip below the horizon, come to El Rincon De Sam and be enchanted by the splendid sound of the Mariachi and their romantic guitars. It is conveniently located, just a 2 minutes walk from the JR Ebisu East exit. Please come with your Amigos (friends), Nobios (lovers), or Familia (relatives)! Feel free to ask staff for details about holding a party.
El Quixico, Mexican Cuisine in Nishi-Ogikubo, Tokyo
El Quixico is one of Nishi-Ogikubo’s hidden gems. They serve some of the best Mexican in Tokyo. It’s always a time to have a fiesta at El Quixico! You can enjoy their delicious frozen margaritas or cool coronas while you treating yourself to nachos, quesadillas or their famous taco salad. There are several types of mouth watering burritos and enchiladas as well as chicken or beef fahitas. El Quixico’s great atmosphere, terrific food, cool beverages, ample portions and reasonable prices make it a place you will visit again and again!
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