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“Finally decent Mexican food?!?!”
Review of Junkadelic

Ranked #45 of 3,337 Restaurants in Meguro
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Tokyo. A food lovers paradise. Some non Japanese food they do very well, others they fail miserably. Mexican/TexMex food is a simple cuisine that manages to get massacred by most places that attempt it. I make my own and refrain from disappointment at usually overpriced establishments who shouldn't bother in the first place.
I gave this one a try. Not just to please the accompanying members but why not?! I heard good things. Good things from Americans. They know good Mexican food usually.
A dive is a word that has been used to describe this place and it's quit fitting, nice characteristics, a change from the usual bleak pretentious establishments all over this city. The setting was good for what I was hoping would be good food too.

First came the nachos. Made in house it seems, and not the generic handful of Doritos you usually get. Topped with passable gucamole, sour cream and chopped tomatoes (add onions, add cilantro, make it somewhat authentic). It was actually not too bad. The beans underneath it all were a good touch. My only complaint is the size. Japan is known for small portions, a tradition that needs to be broken every now and then.

I opted for pork fajitas as my main. pork and fajitas, an odd combo and my expectations were exactly high. Done in carnitas style with 4 corn tortillas (you get to choose), these didn't disappoint. And no complaints about the size either. My fajita experience thus far in Japan has been horrendous where it's deemed acceptable to compensate with the lack of vital ingredients by throwing a ton of cabbage in there and hoping for the best. No cabbage here. Size up on the beans and sides and they'd be onto something here. The spicy chicken fajitas (spicy coming at an extra cost) is something I would refrain from eating though. If you want chicken, get regular and douse it in the jalapeño sauce they offer which I could eat on its own. The quantity of chicken was meager and the quality didn't impress.

The main downside here is the usual irrelevant Japanese restaurant trait of making a drink order compulsory. it can be fine, but when a glass of any carbonated drinks is 500yen minus tax, that is an offense that should be punishable. This is outrageous and a complete disgrace, along with the mandatory drink purchase. It needs ending. It is theft.

Overall the experience was pleasant and it's nice to know that Tokyo doesn't always fail when it comes to Mexican food. Owners if you are reading, here's a tip for you. When someone is eating, let them eat and do not take their plate away from them when they have lifted the fork to their mouth. And when others are still eating, let everyone finish before clearing the table. This is not good

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank cfp19
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Really nice wall mural on the side... about 700m from the Naka Meguro station.
follow the tracks...
walk both sides of old and new.
AMAZING neighbourhood!!
Open eyes to see, look, feel and just immerse!

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

I love this cute dive! I say "dive" because it's a unassuming place with a rough exterior that somehow has a bit of charm. We're from the U.S. and have lived in Tokyo for almost two years. We've found a few restaurants similar to Chopotle that we like, but this place...Junkadelic...hit the spot. One of my pet peeves when I order nachos is that there is never enough melted cheese on them. I usually ask for extra cheese and in Japan, "extra" usually means a skimp more. When the Japanese couple sitting next to me ordered the nachos, I waited from them to come out of the kitchen. Holy Cow! There were loaded with cheese AND they came with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream. These sides are not commonly given with nachos in Japan and so I was ecstatic. They ordered the regular. I ordered the LARGE as my meal. It was NOT disappointed.

The atmosphere is crowded (as expected), but charming. Walk-ins are hard to accommodate, so make a reservation in time so you don't lose out. The margaritas were yummy, but small. The wait staff spoke very little English so if you stray off the English on the menu, you may want to know some Japanese to converse properly. I used Google Translate to explain I wanted a margarita on the rocks, not frozen.

There was a bit of confusion about having to order a drink with our dinner. My daughter wanted only water, but was told she had to order a drink so she had e a Ginger Ale. I'm not sure there is a drink-ordering policy or not. Hard to figure that one out.

The music is relaxing and it's a cozy place to just chill and enjoy good Mexican food--the kind you miss if you moved to Japan from America. So delicioso!

Date of visit: September 2016
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Thank SunSiren
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

For the last 20+ years I have lived or traveled to Japan frequently. In all that time I have never had a good Mexican meal...until I visited Junkadelic. I was in Tokyo for a few days and met up with a few friends who lived there. We decided to try Junkadelic to see if they were any good.

We decided to dine family style so we could try a variety of dishes. Here is what we had:

Chile con carne & chips - Tasted really good. Absolutely none of the chile was left!
Cheese dip & chips - Not so good...Not sure what kind of cheese they used but we will skip this next time
Chicken Tacos - A good sized portion and really tasty!
Pork Chimichanga - Not the giant sized chimi you find in Texas or Arizona, but still really good
Shredded Beef Quesadilla - This was my favorite dish of the night. The shredded beef was quite delicious.

All-in-all it was worth the visit and I imagine we will visit again.

Date of visit: February 2016
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Thank Doug A
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

in a long search of spicy and flavorful Mexican food - we finally found it! Don't let the ambiance scare you - there is not much for decoration, but the food was delicious!

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank Kasia Z
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