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Charlie's Tacos

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4-11-5 Chuo, Okinawa 904-0004, Okinawa Prefecture
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+81 98-937-4627
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

My husband, son daughter in law and I visited Charlie's Tacos in early January after a day spent visiting the WW2 battle sites. It's located in a quaint little area just out gate 2 of Kadena. The restaurant itself is quaint with carved furniture and lots of memorabilia attached to the walls. We went at an off time when the... More 

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Thank ToniMWoods66
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Like everyone else mentioned, its not authentic Mexican food, but its delicious. I have had Taco Rice at other places, but nothing as good as Charlie's Tacos.

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Thank th2292
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I was stationed in Okinawa in 1985 and I thought this place was called Ocean Tacos right out Gate 2. Since this is out Gate 2 and I bet no other Taco place this has to be the same one. I was 25 then now I am 55 and have NEVER found any Tacos that met up with the ones... More 

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3 Thank Mickey C
Southampton, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I was stationed on Okinawa from 1971 to 1973. Charlie's was a go to place after a long night on the Koza strip. Almost 50 years later, I still say that the best tacos I ever Had , were from Charlies. You walked in and held up your fingers, for how many you wanted. MaMa san would look up and... More 

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1 Thank kdmakuch
Guam, Mariana Islands
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182 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Cannot believe this place is still open. i first ate here in 1974 when in the Air Force. Food is still good and hard to believe one of the best tacos you will ever eat is in Okinawa Japan. The shells are still homemade. Must try!

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1 Thank Bill S
Yokosuka, Japan
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

I enjoyed 3 pieces of tacos and tacos rice set. Of course, it is Mexican food, but arranged to fit Japanese taste. I like it.

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Thank yaharake
Okinawa, Japan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Charlie's taco are pretty good. They are not like any other taco we have tasted and the sauce is different also! Different but good.

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1 Thank Marvin M
Summerville, South Carolina
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129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Don't expect Mexican style tacos at Charlie's but do expect deliciousness! These tacos are different with a corn style shell and shredded lettuce, choose from beef, chicken or tuna and then pour on the taco sauce because it is great!

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1 Thank RedSox1967
Honolulu, Hawaii
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103 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2015 via mobile

I always stop here for my fix of Okinawa style tacos whenever I'm in Okinawa. This is not Japanese style as some reviewers have stated since Resturants don't make tacos in Japan. This is strictly Okinawa comfort food adapted for the Okinawa pallet. Most mainland Japanese have actually never tried a "taco." Anyway, the shells are semi fried corn stuffed... More 

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2 Thank Steve T
Omaha, Nebraska
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

The tacos were pretty darn good for the price. The cafe style restaurant is small and somewhat inviting. The staff is polite and the wait for your food is quite minimal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-11-5 Chuo, Okinawa 904-0004, Okinawa Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Okinawa Prefecture  >  Okinawa
  • Phone Number: +81 98-937-4627

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?