Shibuya: Tex-Mex
Lamex (Shibuya: Tex-Mex)
Open 5pm-2am daily.
late: Open late
Sun: Open Sundays

Lamex serves some of the best Tex-Mex food in Tokyo, with flavors very close to what you find in southern California. While the extensive menu covers the usual bases - burritos, quesadillas, fajitas and so on - it's quite impressive in its breadth. For example there are nearly a dozen burrito variations, with fillings like stewed beef tongue, tequila-marinated steak and swordfish, all served with their homemade "wet sauce" and available in both regular and deep-fried chimichanga versions.

Fajitas come with rather luxurious fillings like black tiger shrimp and black Angus beef steak. And while you're waiting for your main dish to arrive it's tempting to sample one or two of the small tapas-style starters like jalapeno poppers, octopus-oranage ceviche, beef tongue-mushroom ajillo and mini-quesadillas, all priced at Y500.

Everything we've had here has been top-notch, with well-marinated, very flavorful meaty fillings, fresh-tasting vegetables and satisfying portion sizes. The drinks list is impressive as well - gorgeous margaritas, interesting Day of the Dead Mexican craft beers, plus a decent tequila selection.

The dining room has a lively atmosphere, with a mix of high stools and regular-height chairs, and service is friendly and interactive. Budget around Y3000-4000 for ample food and drink at dinnertime.

Shibuya-ku, Shoto 1-4-8 2F.

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