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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 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Osaka, Japan
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been coming here for over 20 years. They have good margaritas and sometimes have horchata. Happy hour starts from 1130 am.

Thank Melinda G
Omura, Japan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is located on the 8th floor of a building and offers an 'authentic' Mexican feel to its decor and atmosphere; it's a poky joint complete with graffiti walls and mariachi music, perfect to escape the busy Osaka streets. The menu was varied and the sets, although a little pricey, were of a good size. The food itself was... More 

Thank Matt C
Nishinomiya, Japan
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333 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Right on the corner of Shinsaibashi Shopping corridor, on the 8th floor. Decor comes straight from a bad Mexican movie, it can be considered quaint or corny depending on point of view. As for the meal. We ordered the Mexican meal and Vegetarian meal. Both were good. Not great but good. They got a few things right. First. the actual... More 

Thank CanuckJames
Singapore, Singapore
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99 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a sumptuous meal in this cozy little restaurant. It was quite filling and cheap by Japanese standards.

Thank unREMb
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Atrocious!!! The bad Burrito no more. Have lived in Japan since 2003. The once pretty yummy burrito is now of strips of gyudon style fatty meat, like what you would get at Yoshinoya. Not mince. Straps of fatty beef. Chewy, and not palatable at all. Also could smell smoke despite the non- smoking policy, it comes in the door from... More 

Thank Ben H
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 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 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 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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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 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 Joe M
Kobe, Japan
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96 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?