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ELTORITO Shinjuku Southern Tower
Ranked #460 of 8,871 Restaurants in Shinjuku
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Shinjuku
Reviewed December 31, 2011

We had a meal here because we started to get a bit over Japanese (after 3 meals a day for a week!) Was fantastic, great drinks menu, which we could point at, and reasonably priced mains, which where okay - not authentic, however for Japan they where great (and we are living in a small Australian town so fantastic on what we can get near here too!) Really enjoyed and recommend - great atmosphere of locals, expats and tourists too.

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Reviewed July 19, 2010

Every inch of this fairly large (by Tokyo standards) restaurant in a hip neighborhood is crammed with "Mexican" kitsch. Some of the menu items bear Mexican names ("queso fundido") but the servings don't look or taste Mexican, they're small, and they're over-priced (by Tokyo standards). My "chicken and avocado salad" contained two sugar-lump-size pieces of avocado, a few shreds of chicken, and tons of lettuce.
My credentials: I've lived in southern California and Arizona for most of my life and traveled widely in Mexico.

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Reviewed November 26, 2009

Visited for an early Thanksgiving dinner on 26 November 2009. I recognize El Torito as a US chain restaurant, but I had never been to one in the US. This location has been there for at least 3 years--first floor of a large office building, next to Shinjuku JR station.

The menu had a wide variety of standard Mexican chain appetizers and entrees. It appears to have a full service bar. I had the chicken and shrimp fajita dinner for 1990 yen ($US 18). Portion was average size for US but would be considered large for Japan. Everything tasted very good. All the spices were conservative in consideration of Japanese taste.

I could tell the tortillas (8 pieces) with the meal were freshly made. They used butter which is not traditional, but it was OK. On the way out, I noticed the big window into the kitchen where you can see the tortillas being made. Free chips and salsa were offered.

The decor is Tokyo's spin on a Mexican restaurant--as realistic as Japanese restaurant decor is outside of Japan. They were playing English language Christmas music. The staff was greeting everybody in simple Spanish.

This would be a good date restaurant. Will definitely visit again.

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Reviewed January 19, 2009

Very nice food, lovely restaurant, service OK.
Highly recommended to foreigners around the Shinjuku area.

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Reviewed December 7, 2008

EL TORITO is a Mexian reataurant. They are located in sky bill in
Yokohama. There are many kinds of menus, including alcohol. Also, in every meal they served customers free salsa sauce and Doritos. The lightness in a restaurant is a little dark, but it makes good mood. The worker will come to get order in good timing like just after we chosen or drinks. In the menu, there are chicken tacos, grilled chicken and beef fajita, chicken burrito, margarita, Colona beer, pine colada and so on. The taste of food is delicious and the people who like hot one will
like them better. Almost all the food in the menu is Mexican food. They cost about around 1000 yen to 2000 yen. If you go there at lunch, the cost will be cheaper than dinner time. I will recommend this restaurant to family which likes to eat Mexican food and also students who doesn’t want to spend too much money but want to have a moody, nice food.

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