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El Latino

43-2 Shogoin Sannocho, Sakyo-ku | B1F Palais State Nissei, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-751-0647
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (6 reviews)
“mexican food” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
$$ - $$$
43-2 Shogoin Sannocho, Sakyo-ku | B1F Palais State Nissei, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We had a wonderful evening at El Latino. The food (though not an extensive menu) was absolutely delicious. The drinks were fantastic, I had the house red wine which was great and my husband drank tequila. The owner makes the place - an interesting man...More

Thank Laurie L
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Frankly, I'd be happy if all the Mexican restaurants in Kyoto stayed in business, but I have to say that this one was sub-par. I might not post reviews on all of them, but I try to get out to every Mexican (Central / South...More

1  Thank joseph_sorensen
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I know while in Kyoto you should be eating Japanese Kaiseki, but sometimes all you want is some good Mexican food. We found this little place using Trip Advisor. It's a bit out of the way, not too hard to find, but it is on...More

1  Thank KelseyFast
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This place is worth a visit. It's not a Michelin style place but it has spirit and authenticity! Nice

Thank Jonas K
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Found this little Mexican restaurant one night when we we wandering about. Walked in to be greeted very friendly. Food was cheap and very good! Bourbons were strong! Worth the stop for dinner

Thank Haydon S
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Really nice little Mexican restaurant in the basement level of a mall, but its worth trying to find. The food was all great and the bar had a nice atmosphere. The staff were super nice and spoke great English. Go for an Inca cola or...More

Thank Leo1401
Reviewed 23 June 2015

This area seemed a bit expensive compared to the smaller izakayas that my travel buddy and I had been frequenting in Shinjuku, so we were looking for some place on the cheaper side that was open late and where we could enjoy a Futbol game....More

Thank JusBaba
Reviewed 12 December 2014

I went to this restaurant last weekend. I don't mean to sound harsh but the food was terrible. The best thing we ate there was the chips, guacamole and salsa. We tried several things on the menu, and being from California, and having a Mexican...More

1  Thank Stellina C
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

The couple who run this place are warm and make you feel welcome. It helps that they have lived in the Americas and speak English too. We are vegetarians and found plenty of options, all made well. Guacamole, margaritas, mojitos, and food all so well...More

1  Thank Raqarun
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We found ourselves in Japan on Cinco De Mayo and were homesick for some Mexican food. We searched and this is the only place we found in Kyoto open. We found it on a quiet residential street and arrived at around 4pm to start the...More

2  Thank Tom W
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Dinner, Lunch
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  • Address: 43-2 Shogoin Sannocho, Sakyo-ku | B1F Palais State Nissei, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +81 75-751-0647
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