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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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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If ur looking fo authentic and good taste food this is a must visit amazing vegetarian options their fresh guac and salsa are to die for .... dunt miss if in Osaka Place is so well done u actually fell like ur thrown back to Mexico

Thank nehnehkanugo
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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733 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small restaurant with typical mexican environment.... Good food... Taste close to Mexican... Just wasnt spicy like mexican... Bit expensive.... Good service by staffs... Walking distance from namba station... Difficult to locate because it is on 2-3 rd floor.... Overall you wont be disappointed if you want mexican.

Thank TraveKings
Osaka, Japan
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, if you have been shopping in Shinsaibashi or for meeting friends. It is right on the subway northern Shinsaibashi subway entrance, The Midosuji and Nagahori lines connect here. El Pancho is in the Shinsaibashi Tower building, take the elevator to the 8th floor. It has an interesting fun atmosphere, a little dark perhaps, friendly attractive staff, ok to... More 

Thank GBflysagain
Osaka, Japan
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245 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I go this restaurant once a at least 6 months. I've been with many different friends and some of Colombian food as Tamari, Spanish and Mexican Laten food. 半年に一度は行くメキシコ料理ですがコロンビア、メキシコ、スペインの料理があり色々なラテンのmixです。とてもおいしい!

Thank erikamix
Osaka, Japan
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 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 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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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363 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
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
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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
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

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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
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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