La Borracha: Authentic Mexican Food in Takasago

If you are looking for good Mexican in Fukuoka, this should be your first stop.

La Borracha is a Mexican restaurant located in Takasago, just off of Nisseki-dori Blvd. and not far from Yakuin and Watanabe-dori. The restaurant’s founder lived in Mexico, learning how to cook authentic local cuisine before returning to Japan to share it with everyone. The result is genuine Mexican dishes served together with a wide selection of tequila and cocktails.

The atmosphere of the restaurant itself makes it worth the visit: a dark room lit up by multicolored lights and illuminated tequila bottles, accented by elegant furnishings and Mexican music, whisks you off across the globe to Central America. The romantic feel also makes it a superb date spot.

While it’s not as budget-friendly as Mexican cuisine found in the United States, its quality makes it worth the price–after all, in Japan you either have to pay a little more or settle for poor-quality food when it comes to Mexican cuisine. And because the food is so tasty here, it’s well worth the price.

In addition, the narrow streets of the Takasago/Shirogane neighborhoods are lovely for taking a stroll before or after you eat. The area is packed with unique restaurants, bars and shops, as well as a few beautiful, old-style houses.

La Borracha is 10-15 min. on foot from Yakuin Station on the Nishitetsu Omuta Line and Nanakuma Subway Line, and about the same distance from Watanabe-dori Station on the Nanakuma Subway Line. It’s only about 2 min. on foot from Takasago bus stop (bus no. 61 or 62). Its location on Google Maps can be viewed here, and you can check out their website here (Japanese only). You can also call them at 092-534-3544. Menus are available in English and Japanese. Hours are 5:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. (last order at 12:30 a.m.).

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