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El Pancho

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1-10-1 Shinsaibashisuji Chuo-ku | 8F Shinsaibashi Tower Bldg., Osaka 542-0085, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6241-0588
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Does the job.

El pancho has been open for more than 30 years. I've been there many times and the food is not great, but not bad either. Considering that there aren't great mexican restaurants in Osaka, it does the job quite well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Meneda
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Osaka, Japan
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Osaka, Japan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El pancho has been open for more than 30 years. I've been there many times and the food is not great, but not bad either. Considering that there aren't great mexican restaurants in Osaka, it does the job quite well.

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Thank Meneda
Ahmedabad, India
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

No words to describe the food It was one of the best and awesome Mexican food we had We are vegan and they provide the proper vegetarian food with same taste and quality Ambience is total Mexican with Mexican music and even the dressing of the staff is Mexican Would recommend to visit once and will love to visit atleast... More 

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Thank Jaineshshah
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

This is the best Mexican restaurant in Osaka <3 Here you can enjoy Real Mexico Foods and great atmosphere ;)

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Thank ChikakoH
Osaka, Japan
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I LOVE El Pancho! Mexican food is what I missed the most from America. Entering the restaurant is like entering a different world; you are no longer in Japan -- except that the portions are Japanese size, and the prices are Japanese expensive as well. But I love the food. Best Mexican I've found in Osaka (but I love "American-Mexican"... More 

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Thank BKinJapan2011
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

The best Mexican I have had in a loooong time. Complete surprise. Great ambience. Great food and great margaritas!!! Got here by chance, best meal on my Japan trip. Phenomenal vegetarian food options.

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Thank Shanksplore
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
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170 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I think this rates as one of the better Mexican places I've seen outside of Mexico. Mexican food is typically toned down a lot in Japan, but this would stand comparison with any Mexican place I've been to in Europe and is one of the very best I've had in Japan. The restaurant is near an exit from Shinsaibashi metro... More 

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Thank mjb1001
Gold Coast, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant on trip advisor when trying to hunt for some food places in Osaka, something other than noodles/rice. Ended up being 400m down the road from our hotel. Between my partner and I we both had a beef burrito combo, the beef enchilada combo and some frozen margaritas. Hands down the best Mexican we've ever had.... More 

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Thank Satty_J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

This was absolutely the best Mexican food I have had in a long time! I visited here quite frequently when I lived in Osaka and I can tell you that you get a lot for your money and the food is amazing!

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Kolkata
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70 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Apparently the only Mexican food in all of Osaka. Unmissable. Fabulous guacamole and burritos - great vegetarian choice.

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Thank prinx74
Nishinomiya, Japan
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I went with no expectations (but secretly craving for tacos, horchata and all kind of salsas) and this was quite a good surprise. The decoration reminded me of some places in Barrio Antiguo, Monterrey and the food stays in between of pan-Mexican and tex-mex. Delicious! The horchata and the guava margaritas were killer. They even have tamales! The ambiance was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-10-1 Shinsaibashisuji Chuo-ku | 8F Shinsaibashi Tower Bldg., Osaka 542-0085, Osaka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
  • Phone Number: +81 6-6241-0588

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  • Cuisine: Mexican

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