Mexican Food in Nagoya

Mexican cuisine has found a welcoming home in Nagoya. It is known for its rich textures, diverse ingredients, and robust flavors, which have captivated food enthusiasts worldwide. At its core, Mexican food is an homage to traditional ingredients and cooking techniques that have been passed down through generations, combined with a dynamic and ever-evolving culinary landscape. If you are craving Mexican food in Nagoya, you have several options available to try out.

Desperados, Shinsakae

Desperados is considered the best Mexican restaurant in Nagoya, although some claim it is actually the best United States-style Mexican restaurant in Nagoya. I’m not entirely sure which is true, but I do know that everyone seems to love this place. The selection of tequila alone is enough reason to visit, with multiple varieties of “sipping tequila” available. A couple owns the restaurant: Rudy, born in Mexico and raised in the US, and Takako, who is Japanese but speaks excellent English. They are both very cool, and you can ask if they have any hot sauce for sale behind the bar, as they often do!

460-0007 Aichi, Nagoya, Naka Ward, Shinsakae, 1 Chome−8−11 藤松ビル 2F (Map)

052 264 0663

Sayulita Tacos & Craft beer

Sayulita is a restaurant that serves authentic Mexican food prepared by Mexican Chef Omar. This restaurant was a popular food truck in and around Nagoya for several years. The longest line at the location always waited to try their amazing food. Personally, I love this spot, and Omar is a great guy. He makes one of the best habanero hot sauces I have ever tasted. I highly recommend it.

3-1 Monzencho, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0018 (map)

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Taco Fanatico

Taco Fanatico is a popular restaurant specializing in tacos. It is located in Hisaya-Odori Park, just a minute’s walk from Hisaya Odori Station. Taco Fanatico is known for its authentic tacos, made with gluten-free tortillas and baked to order, ensuring freshness and quality in every bite. The restaurant offers a unique dining experience with a menu that includes vegan options, local Nagoya limited menu items, and a mix of traditional and original taco flavors. The establishment is also notable for its selection of around 100 premium tequilas and mezcals, enhancing the dining experience with various Mexican-inspired beverages.

The store boasts a stylish interior with white as the base color, complemented by wooden tables and brown sofas. The decor includes Mexican-inspired elements and a corn motif, reflecting the key ingredient of their tortillas. Taco Fanatico offers an elegant space with a wide range of authentic Mexican cuisine and original creations in a unique blend of flavors.

3 Chome-15-10 Nishiki, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0003 (map)


Hot Spice Mucho Chicken Tacos Bar

Hot Spice Mucho Chicken Tacos Bar is a casual Mexican restaurant in Nagoya that offers a unique dining experience. It features hand-rolled tacos as its signature dish and serves other Tex-Mex dishes as well. The restaurant is known for its lively atmosphere, cheerful music, and enjoyable drinks. Guests can customize their tacos according to their preferences, choosing from a range of flavors and fillings. Mucho is a great spot to enjoy a memorable dining experience with friendly service and customizable Mexican cuisine.

460-0008 Aichi, Nagoya, Naka Ward, Sakae, 3 Chome−1−22 3F 8 (map)


 List of Mexican Restruants in Japan

This is a list of Mexican restruants here in Japan. I noted some issues with it, such as listing Jerrys Uno and Mexigan as Mexican food providers, but the other options for Nagoya on there are solid, minus Los Novios which unfortunatly closed. Have a scroll, find some options. If you happen to eat somewhere with tamales let me know immediately. I need tamales in my life.


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