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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
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+81 6-6241-0588
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Find your way up to the 8th floor and enter a through a tiny little door. Great decor and really lovely food. Make sure you take cash as there is no eftpos!

Thank Vicky K
Higashiomi, Japan
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62 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Staff is very nice, food is filling, and authentic. I think I have had better food at El Zocalo though, and the flavors were a little bland.

Thank PiaRIN
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

For Japan it's some pretty good Mexican food!! My niece thought so too! I have been here for several years and it hit the spot, settled my craving!

Thank Mia K
Osaka, Japan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 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.

Thank Meneda
Ahmedabad, India
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53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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 

Thank Jaineshshah
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 ;)

Thank ChikakoH
Osaka, Japan
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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.

Thank Shanksplore
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
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180 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 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 

Thank mjb1001
Gold Coast, Australia
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10 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 

Thank Satty_J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?