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Mexican Izakaya: Mexican food in Japan

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The one cuisine I miss the most here in Japan is good Mexican food. It is unfortunately quite difficult to find good Mexican cuisine here in Tokyo, but if you really search around and don't mind traveling a bit, you can find them!

I recently went out for a meal at Sol Amigo, so I'll share what the experience is like on this side of the planet. Particularly interesting is that this establisment bills itself as a Mexican izakaya. An izakaya is a Japanese-style drinking pub, usually known for having "nomihoudai" (all you can drink beer, highballs, whiskey sours, etc) and often more unique foods. So let's check it out.


You'll find Sol Amigo on a backstreet in Jinbocho, which is in Shin-Ochanomizu. Accessible from the Chiyoda subway line. A small unassuming sign leads you down to the basement where you'll find the restaurant.

Like many restaurants in Japan, smoking is permitted, and most guests will be doing so.






The experience starts off with your classic chip…