Taco Fanático

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  1. Taco Fanático
    Photo: Taco Fanático
  2. Taco Fanático
    Photo: Taco Fanático

Time Out says

Tokyoites looking for decent Mexican fare have been met with a relative culinary desert for a while now, but things are shaping up. The latest contender is Taco Fanático, located on prime retail space along the Meguro River, who serve up a hosts of, well, tacos, with both true-to-Mexico and more fusion versions on the menu. Their other quirk? They're completely cashless. Don't worry if you have one of those unusable cash cards though, they take Suica and other e-money cards too. 

If you're hungry, go for a mix of the classics (Al Pastor; don't mind the red-pinkish tortilla) and the more out-there (the Tempura Shrimp is actually quite tasty), and then fill up with a couple of the appetizers, some of which are heavy enough to qualify as half a meal (hello there, Gringa). For drinks, there's a few beers, a few soft drinks, a few cocktails, and a lot of tequila and mezcal. With the interior being one big counter, expect this to become a nighttime spot sooner rather than later.

While seated at the counter, spare a look for 'al pastor': not just the taco mentioned on the menu, but the actual rotating spit of meat located in the far right of the open kitchen. To keep the meat juicy and add even more flavour, the pork has first been marinated, and is then added to the rotisserie, with a slice of pineapple and its head on top. The chef claims it's probably the only place in Japan to have a proper one. Add in the tacos all being made to order, including the tortillas, and you have yourself a pretty well-thought out restaurant that refuses to be fussy about anything but its food. 


Nakameguro Mansion 1F, 1-5-10 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku
Nakameguro Station (Hibiya, Tokyu Toyoko lines)
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 5pm-2am, Sat, Sun, hols 11.30am-2am
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