Guzman Y Gomez is a Mexican fast-food restaurant specializing in Tex-Mex dishes such as burritos, quesadillas, and nachos. This Australian-based restaurant now has four stores in Japan, one of which is Ikspiari (an area similar to Downtown Disney) at Tokyo Disney Resort. If you’re in the mood for a spicy burrito or a healthier meal, then you’ll want to add this to your list of favourite places to eat.
Atmosphere & Decor
Guzman Y Gomez is near the back of Ikspiari (past the Disney Store) near the Cinema. With its large illuminated sign and delicious plastic food display, you won’t miss it. The outside is in line with the “Cinema” theme in this part of Ikspiari, while the inside has beautiful brick and gives it an industrial chic feel, complete with various portraits on the wall.
Choose from sitting at a counter, bar stools, or bench tables. You’ll find a table that is “just right” for you. Don’t worry about space, as there are a large number of seats available.
The atmosphere and decor give off a “premium” feel for a fast-food restaurant and not a run-of-the-mill feel that is usually associated with fast-food joints. Which makes sense, since Ikspiari is considered a higher-end shopping complex.
Now, for the most important part. How is the food? Japan is not well-known for anything related to Tex-Mex. There are other similar restaurants, such as Frijoles. But I am happy to say the food here is delicious. While it’s nowhere near as good as you’d find in places like California, it’s one of the best available in Japan.
My favourite is the burrito, and they have a variety of meats to choose from, such as chicken, beef, pork, and fish. They also offer grilled vegetables as a filling, which is a great vegetarian and vegan option. Finding vegetarian dishes in Japan is always a challenge, so it’s great to see this. The tacos, quesadillas, and nachos are delicious as well.
My favourite is the spicy chicken filling and adding the chipotle sauce for dipping, which is rather spicy. I am not talking spicy in Japanese terms (local tastes generally don’t care for spicy), but real “My mouth is on fire” spicy. There is one more level of spice for the dipping sauce, too, which I have not dared to try. But if you are a fan of spice and watery eyes, then give it a go and report back to me!
Tokyo DisneySea does offer their own version of Mexican food at Miguel’s El Dorado Cantina, but it pales in comparison to what Guzman Y Gomez offers. While eating at Miguel’s Cantina is convenient and the food isn’t bad, if you’re in the mood for a juicy burrito with some kick, then Guzman Y Gomez is the place to go.
My only complaint is the price and portion size. A regular-sized burrito is ¥750 (~$7 USD) and it’s rather small for most people (myself included) and the large is ¥1,200 (~$11 USD). They do offer a meal combo that comes with a regular sized burrito, tacos, and a drink for ¥1,200. Which isn’t a bad option, but that may not be enough for people who are used to larger portion sizes.
In short, you aren’t saving money by eating outside the park. But how can you resist a delicious burrito or taco? They also have their menu online and in English, which is fantastic!
Maximize your experience at Guzman Y Gomez by following our recommendations:
- Their #1 menu item is the burrito, and you can’t go wrong with that.
- It takes about 10 minutes to walk to from either Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea. You can take the free shuttle from either park to the Disney Ambassador Hotel and walk from there.
- Keep an eye on specials. They sometimes have “happy hour” for their frozen margaritas.
- The chipotle sauce from the dispenser is a great way to add spice to your dish. They have another level of spice, too, if the chipotle isn’t spicy enough.
- Check out their menu online or the plastic food display outside the restaurant before ordering.
- They offer a self-serve water cooler, so you don’t have to get a drink if you don’t want to.
- Vegetarian and vegan option available.
With limited places in Japan to get a good burrito, Guzman Y Gomez is one of the best. While it’s a bit on the pricey side for the portion size, it’s still an excellent option for eating outside of Tokyo Disney Resort. Add this to your list of places to eat at on your next visit!
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