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Note: This guide covers South and Central American, Mexican and Tex-Mex, and Caribbean cuisines.
Note: This guide covers South and Central American, Mexican and Tex-Mex, and Caribbean cuisines.

Brazilian

Praca Onze - Brazilian: Omotesando
Open 7pm-1am. Closed Sundays, Mondays.
Live music, dancing, and a good deal of drinking. Open Mon-Tue 6:30-midnight (no music); Wed-Thu 6:30-1am; Fri-Sat 6:30-2am.
Open 7pm-1am. Closed Sundays, Mondays.
Barbacoa Grill - Brazilian: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Brazilian-style all-you-can-eat churrasco grilled beef and other meats, along with one of Tokyo's best salad bars. Dinner is Y4500, weekday lunch Y3000.
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Tucano's - Brazilian: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
A huge, festive dining room serving all-you-can-eat grilled churrasco beef, pork and chicken, plus a salad buffet, for Y4000 (Y2900 at lunchtime).
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
Blen Blen Blen - Brazilian: Shibuya
Open 8pm-4am. Closed Mondays, some Sunday.
If you're thirsty for a cachaca cocktail in the wee hours of the night, follow the circle-stamped road past Mark City to Blen Blen Blen. This bone fide Brazilian bar, tucked into a faded white...
Open 8pm-4am. Closed Mondays, some Sunday.
Tucano's - Brazilian: Akihabara
Open 10:30am-10pm daily.
This very informal counter bar is billed as a galetteria - a Brazilian-style charcoal-grilled chicken specialist - but the one-pound beef rump steak and the 600g "gigasteak" seem to be just as...
Open 10:30am-10pm daily.
Que Bom - Brazilian: Asakusa
Open 5pm-midnight (LO). Closed Mondays.
The Y3000 churrasco buffet at this lively music bar features fifteen different Brazilian delicacies - grilled beef, pork and chicken, linguica sausage, and feijoada black-bean stew among them. Wash...
Open 5pm-midnight (LO). Closed Mondays.
Copo do Dio - Brazilian: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 3-11:30pm (LO). Closed Wed, 1st+3rd Tue.
Hidden among the quiet streets north of Nishi Ogikubo station lies Copo do Dia, a tiny cafe that also functions as an informal Brazilian cultural center. The space, with its heavy wooden tables and...
Open 3-11:30pm (LO). Closed Wed, 1st+3rd Tue.
Rio Grande Grill - Brazilian: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Brazilian churrasco grilled beef, other meats, seafood, and salad-bar selections will set you back Y4500 for all you can eat, while open-bar plans start at Y2000. There's plenty of outdoor seating...
Open 11am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.

Other South American

Paraiso - South American: Roppongi
Open 6pm- daily.
Successor to the long-running dance bar Salsa Sudada, which was a gathering place for Tokyo's Latin community for over twenty years, Paraiso is styled more as a bar-restaurant providing a "Latin...
Open 6pm- daily.
Chef's Table - South American: Azabu-Juban
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Filling a gap in the Tokyo dining scene, The Chef's Table offers upscale Latin American cuisine paired with good, affordable wines. During a recent visit we enjoyed an impressive Argentine-style...
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Bepocah - Peruvian: Jingumae 2-chome
Open 5pm-2am (Fr, Sa -5am). Closed Sundays.
Bepocah serves upscale Peruvian fare, with an impressive selection of cebiches, tiraditos and other marinated fresh-seafood dishes. Prix-fixe menus are Y4500 and Y5000, or you can order a la carte. ...
Open 5pm-2am (Fr, Sa -5am). Closed Sundays.
Miraflores - Peruvian: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm. Closed Sundays.
This small but festive shop offers a good range of authentic Peruvian specialties, including Andes potato soup, seafood stews and a "Plato Campesino" Andes picnic platter. There's usually bouncy...
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Cafe Habana - Cuban: Daikanyama
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Tasty Cuban-style sandwiches - stuffed with shredded roast pork, ham and cheese - are a big draw at this Cuban-themed bar-restaurant, along with Mexican-style grilled corn on the cob topped with...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Arco Iris - Peruvian: Gotanda
Open 11:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Very authentic South American cooking - the spicy, garlicky shrimp soup (with rice and green peas) was amazing, and the Aji de Gallina (stewed chicken) is definitely worth a try. Spanish-language...
Open 11:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Tia Susana - Peruvian: Shinanomachi
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
This long-running sports cafe serves a range of Peruvian cuisine. The walls are adorned with soccer memorabilia, and matches past and present are shown on a couple of TV sets.
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Romina - Peruvian: Yotsuya
Open 5-11pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Brilliant Peruvian food and drinks at relatively inexpensive prices. For variety, they also serve a smattering of dishes from all across Latin America. Try their vanilla flan for dessert, if you...
Open 5-11pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Mi Choripan - Argentine: Yoyogi-Uehara
Open 11am-10pm (Mon 11-8). Closed Tue, 2nd, 4th Mon.
Mi Choripan proudly serves up "Argentinian Soul Food" - aka overstuffed chorizo-sausage sandwiches seasoned with chimichurri sauce, which are sold from street stalls in Argentina and other parts of...
Open 11am-10pm (Mon 11-8). Closed Tue, 2nd, 4th Mon.

Mexican

El Rincon de Sam - Mexican: Ebisu
Open 6-10:45pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Live music (often from the talented owner, "Sam") and relatively inexpensive food.
Open 6-10:45pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
La Casita - Mexican: Daikanyama
Open noon-10pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
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.
Open noon-10pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Hacienda del Cielo - Mexican: Daikanyama
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
The tempting menu on the Hacienda features down-home Mexican dishes like shrimp and tuna ceviche, menudo (stewed beef stomach), and queso fundido (cheese fondue), plus Tex-Mex standards like...
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
Salsita - Mexican: Hiroo
Open 11:45am-1:45, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11:45am-1:45, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
El Quixico - Mexican: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 6pm-2am (LO). Closed Mondays, third Tues.
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. ...
Open 6pm-2am (LO). Closed Mondays, third Tues.
Tepito - Mexican: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 6-10:30pm (LO; Sun -9:30). Closed Mondays.
Without a doubt one of Tokyo's best Mexican restaurants, the festively decorated Tepito offers a wide menu of regional dishes and Mexican standards prepared south-of-the-border style. Mexican wines...
Open 6-10:30pm (LO; Sun -9:30). Closed Mondays.
Junkadelic - Mexican: Naka-Meguro
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Wednesdays.
A friendly, casual little spot with some of the better Mexican fare available in town.
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Wednesdays.

Tex-Mex

Chiles Mexican Grill - Tex-Mex: Harajuku
Open 11am-9pm daily.
The menu here covers the usual bases for fast-food Tex-Mex - tacos, burritos, fajitas, quesadillas, nachos, and burrito bowls - with beef, chicken and pork fillings and customizable toppings. ...
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Las Dos Caras - Tex-Mex: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-3am (LO; Sun -10pm) daily.
This glitzy two-story bar-restaurant is worth knowing about for their late-night hours and their selection of three craft beers on tap, from US breweries like Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas and Ballast...
Open 11:30am-3am (LO; Sun -10pm) daily.
Guzman y Gomez - Tex-Mex: Harajuku
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Meaty, well-prepared tacos and burritos are served at this Tokyo outlet of an Australia-based Tex-Mex chain. For added structural integrity, the tacos are double wrapped in nice corn tortillas, and...
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Zest - Tex-Mex: Shibuya
Open 11:30-3am (LO) daily.
California-style Mexican food and drinks, served in one of Tokyo's noisiest restaurants.
Open 11:30-3am (LO) daily.
Zest - Tex-Mex: Nishi-Azabu
Open 11:30-2:30am daily.
Well-prepared, casual California-Mexican dishes and a variety of ever-popular frozen margaritas.
Open 11:30-2:30am daily.
Guzman y Gomez - Tex-Mex: Shinagawa
Open 8am-10pm (Sat, Sun 10am-10pm) daily.
This Australia-based Tex Mex chain serves up tasty tacos, burritos and burrito bowls. The shop is located inside the same food court as Antenna America bar, so you can order a nice American craft...
Open 8am-10pm (Sat, Sun 10am-10pm) daily.
Frijoles - Tex-Mex: Roppongi
Open 11am-10pm. Closed 2nd Sunday.
Gourmet burritos, tacos, and fajitas, all made from premium organic ingredients. Choose from grilled chicken, carnitas (braised pork), steak or vegetarian filling; prices range from Y800-1100. ...
Open 11am-10pm. Closed 2nd Sunday.
Havana Cafe - Tex-Mex: Roppongi
Open 11:30-5am daily.
A casual but hip cafe serving fajitas, burritos, BBQ, burgers, etc. prepared Japanese-style.
Open 11:30-5am daily.
Frijoles - Tex-Mex: Azabu-Juban
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Decent fast-food-style burritos, tacos, and fajitas, all made from premium organic ingredients. Choose from grilled chicken, carnitas (braised pork), steak or vegetarian filling; prices range from...
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Frijoles - Tex-Mex: Tameike
Open 11am-8pm. Closed weekends.
Decent fast-food-style burritos, tacos, and fajitas, all made from premium organic ingredients. Choose from grilled chicken, carnitas (braised pork), steak or vegetarian filling; prices range from...
Open 11am-8pm. Closed weekends.
Taco Rico - Tex-Mex: Roppongi 1-chome
Open 11am-9pm. Closed Sundays.
The tacos, burritos and burrito bowls here come with fillings of pork, grilled chicken, or avocado-shrimp. Tacos come in two-piece or three-piece platters, with an optional additional topping of...
Open 11am-9pm. Closed Sundays.
Salsa Cabana Centro - Tex-Mex: Shimbashi
Open 4-11:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Solid Tex-Mex food and friendly service at this business-district branch of the popular Yotsuya restaurant.
Open 4-11:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Zest - Tex-Mex: Ginza
Open 11:30-1:30am (LO) daily.
Reasonably priced fare from the Tex side of the Tex-Mex border, with colorful frozen and non-frozen margaritas.
Open 11:30-1:30am (LO) daily.
Umum Good Burritos - Tex-Mex: Marunouchi
Open 11am-9pm (Sat, Sun -8pm) daily.
If you were a creative chef who had read about burritos and seen pictures, but had no idea how to make them, this is what you might come up with. Tandoori lamb, sloppy joe filling, brown rice,...
Open 11am-9pm (Sat, Sun -8pm) daily.
Frijoles - Tex-Mex: Otemachi
Open 11am-10pm (Sat -6pm). Closed Sundays.
Decent fast-food-style burritos, tacos, and fajitas, all made from premium organic ingredients. Choose from grilled chicken, carnitas (braised pork), steak or vegetarian filling; prices range from...
Open 11am-10pm (Sat -6pm). Closed Sundays.
Salsa Cabana Bar - Tex-Mex: Yotsuya
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-1:30am (LO) daily.
The food here is very nicely prepared, and in spite of the simplicity of items like tacos and enchiladas, somehow tastes more Mexican regional than Tex-Mex. Our swordfish tacos had a lot of big...
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-1:30am (LO) daily.
Zest - Tex-Mex: Daiba
Open 11:30-3am (LO) daily.
Dependable late-night Tex-Mex food and fun decor.
Open 11:30-3am (LO) daily.
Wahoo's Tacos - Tex-Mex: Aomi
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
This LA-based Cali-Mex eatery specializes in fish tacos, but also serves a range of burritos, salads and bowls. The "wet burrito" (Y890-1050) is a pleasingly hefty regular burrito, which here comes...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Borrachos - Tex-Mex: Sangenjaya
Open 11:30am-3, 5pm-2am (Fri, Sat -4am) daily.
One of the highlights at Tokyo's only Okinawan Mexican restaurant is the spareribs made from heirloom Okinawan pork, which you can order in advance when you make your reservations. The menu is...
Open 11:30am-3, 5pm-2am (Fri, Sat -4am) daily.
Baja - Tex-Mex: Naka-Meguro
Open 5pm-5am (Sat, Sun noon-) daily.
The plump, meaty pork and guacamole burritos serves here are a stand-out, while the chicken burritos and various tacos are also quite popular. The narrow, 8-seat shop attracts a local late-night...
Open 5pm-5am (Sat, Sun noon-) daily.
El Torito - Tex-Mex: Nishi-Kasai
Open 11am-midnight (LO) daily.
Poor food and service.
Open 11am-midnight (LO) daily.

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