【Top Recommended】 TACO RICE

【Top Recommended】
Six popular restaurants serving delicious Okinawa B-Grade Gourmet "Taco Rice"

Local favorites
・Charlie's Tacos(Chuo, Okinawa City)
・Señor taco(Kubota, Okinawa City)

Taco Rice at Okinawa Soba Restaurant
・Shimanchu Soba(Yogi, Okinawa City)

For people in the know
・Guitar Lounge Alhambra(Uechi, Okinawa City)
・Mickey Diner(Chuo, Okinawa City)

Takeout available
・Takeout Specialty Store Plus 1(Minamitobaru, Okinawa City)

  1. Charlie's Tacos

    Served with the long-established and popular restaurant's original and exquisite sauce.

    Charlie's Tacos
    Charlie's Taco Rice 600 yen
    Located on Park Avenue in Okinawa City, Charlie's Tacos is the first taco shop in Okinawa with a history of over 50 years. The soft shell tacos with a choice of beef, chicken, or tuna filling are a Koza specialty and are well known and loved by many.
    The secret of the restaurant's popularity is its original sauce called "Charlie's Sauce," and their taco rice is served with a generous amount of this sweet and spicy sauce. The interior of the restaurant retains the image of Koza in the 80s, so you can enjoy Okinawan style tacos while feeling the Okinawan-American atmosphere of Koza, Okinawa City.

    Address: 4-11-5 Chuo, Okinawa City
    Business hours: 11:00-21:00
    Closed: Thursday
  2. Señor Taco

    A long-established Mexican specialty restaurant's taco rice.

    Señor Taco
    Taco Rice (large size) 550 yen

    This long-established taco shop located in Plaza House Shopping Mall in Okinawa City is a pioneer in the Okinawa taco industry, with some restaurants having trained at this restaurant before going independent. Their taco shells are known for its unique texture of a crispy surface and chewy inside, and can be ordered by single pieces.
    The menu includes not only tacos but also Mexican dishes such as enchiladas and burritos, and of course, taco rice! We hope you will enjoy a large bowl of taco rice topped with their smooth and spicy chili sauce.

    Address: Plaza House 1F, 3-1-6 Kubota, Okinawa City
    Business hours: 10:00-22:00
    Closed: Open all year round
    Parking: Available
  3. Shimanchu Soba

    It's an Okinawa soba shop, but a sister shop of a long-established taco rice restaurant!

    Shimanchu Soba
    Taco Rice Soba Set 650 yen
    Located next to Square Awase in Yogi, Okinawa City, Shimanchu Soba is the sister restaurant of "Gate1," a long-established taco rice restaurant in Kin Town, the birthplace of Okinawan taco rice. The highlight of the menu is the generous meal that includes taco rice and Okinawa soba together. The hearty set is a popular choice among local students.
    Being the sister restaurant of Gate 1, although it is an Okinawa soba shop, the taste of their taco rice is well-known. The restaurant is also proud of its Okinawa soba with broth made from five kinds of vegetables, four kinds of sea food, and pork stock. The restaurant is always packed with families and tourists.

    Address: 3-8-1 Yogi, Okinawa City
    Business hours: 11:00-20:30
    Closed: Okinawan Obon and New Year's

  4. Guitar Lounge Alhambra

    Enjoy a "Mexican Meal" served at a long-established Latin tavern.

    Guitar Lounge Alhambra
    Mexican Dinner 1200 yen
    Guitar Lounge Alhambra, a Latin themed bar located in Uechi, Okinawa City, is a long-standing establishment that has been in business for over 50 years. The interior of the restaurant has an exotic atmosphere that makes you feel as if you have jumped into a Spanish speakeasy. The photos of Okinawa from the time of its establishment displayed in the store give a sense of depth of its history.

    The restaurant's interior and relaxed atmosphere make it popular with people of all ages, and live acoustic music, including Latin, bossa nova, jazz, flamenco, and classical music is performed daily. Alhambra's recommended "Mexican Dinner" is a special menu that combines tacos, enchiladas, and taco rice all on one plate. This is the perfect dining experience to enjoy the exotic city of Koza.

    Address: 2-20-12, Uechi, Okinawa City
    Business hours:20:00-2:00
    Closed: Tuesday
  5. Mickey

    Hearty taco rice served by a long-established restaurant that has been in business for over 40 years

    Taco Rice 600 yen
    Located on Park Avenue in Okinawa City, this long-established restaurant has been in business for over 40 years and is always packed with local customers and foreigners. The portion of the taco rice is generous, and you can enjoy two kinds of sauces: one with a strong tomato flavor, or a sweet and spicy sauce.
    Moreover, two kinds of cheese are used, so you will not get tired of the taste even until your last bite, despite the amount of cheese! Use both sauces and enjoy it to your liking.

    Address: 3-1-6 Chuo, Okinawa City
    Business hours: 11:00-22:00
    Closed: Sunday (open on Sunday if the owner has enough energy!)
  6. Takeout Specialty Store Plus 1

    Plus 1's taco rice is a select "KOZA CHOICE!" product, certified by Okinawa City.

    Takeout Specialty Store Plus 1
    Taco Rice 500 yen
    Plus 1, located in Minamitobaru, Okinawa City, is a take-out specialty restaurant just as its name indicates. Their most popular tacos are made with plenty of ground beef and lettuce wrapped in their hot, fresh taco shells, and served with a special original rich and spicy salsa sauce. Their taco rice that uses their popular taco filling and sauce is of course another popular menu item!
    The reason for its popularity is not only the taste, but also the choice of two sizes and the generous portion! Plus 1's taco rice has been selected as one of Okinawa City's brand "KOZA CHOICE!" and its savory flavors can still be enjoyed even after it has cooled down.

    Address: 2-10-3 Minamitobaru, Okinawa City
    Business hours:11:00-20:00
    Closed: Sunday, Japanese Holidays

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