Modern Mexican cuisine with strong local roots creating a new role for the community
Every city in Japan today enjoys a rich mix of restaurants from local cuisine to Italian and Chinese. But are the roles of each tailored to the districts they serve? And really, aren't there enough izakaya? This is why HUGE created the MODERN MEXICANO brand to introduce an element still poorly represented in Japan's cities: Latin flavor. Modern Mexican is a refinement of authentic Mexican cuisine that is strongly established in the communities it serves, whether in the United States, Mexico's neighbor to the north, or in other countries worldwide. HUGE offers modern Mexican cuisine that uses traditional spices while providing healthy dishes full of vegetables. It's food everyone can have fun sharing. And while Mexican cuisine forms the core of MODERN MEXICANO's menu, the restaurant also offers flavors from South America, including Brazil, Peru and Argentina.
A Taste of real modern Mexican
We offer the culture and essence of South American food while infusing modern Mexican recipes, yet stay true to both of their original flavors. Because Mexican food is not as popular as Italian in Japan, we often have many questions from our guests. So we consistently strive to provide the most current and authentic information regarding real Mexican cuisine. Customers and staff alike, enjoy the relaxing ambience yet the staff maintains a high quality of table service even in this casual Latin atmosphere. I’m sure the unique service and good tempo will make you smile.
Food that is fun to look at and puts people in a party mood
At MODERN MEXICANO, just looking at the food is fun. For example, Fajitas, flambeed before customers' eyes, thrill as the flames leap higher. The guacamole is prepared in front of the table as the staff member chats with the customers like a performance. Beer in long, thin Yard glasses as well as other favorites put the whole table in a festive mood. The use of Mexican spices, in a diverse menu full of vegetables as well as meats. Come and enjoy a lively Mexican style of dining.
MODERN MEXICANO Recommendations
Like RIGOLETTO, MODERN MEXICANO serves up platillo (small dishes) you can order casually, all priced at 300 yen or 500 yen. Diners can choose casually from popular Mexican appetizers such as quesadillas, taquitos, chili con carne and fiery jalapenos fritos. In addition to Mexican items, platillos include a rich variety of appetizers from other South American countries, such as Peru, Brazil and Argentina. With so much to choose from, you can't go wrong!
The guacamole wagon rolls into place in front of customers' eyes. Fresh, whole avocadoes are mixed on the spot with onions, tomatoes, coriander and lime to create MODERN MEXICANO's signature guacamole. The dip is served with lots of crisp tortilla chips. So simple, yet so addictive that you'll want to eat it again and again.
This sizzling main dish is cooked on a searing-hot steel plate. Vegetables grilled in jalapeno butter along with fragrant meat or fish are wrapped in homemade tortilla shells. The presentation is a performance, as the staff member pours tequila on the grill and cries "Fire!" before serving MODERN MEXICANO's most famous dish.
YARDA and drinks served in pitchers
Frozen cocktails and beers are served in half-yard glasses called YARDA glasses. These unique Mexican drinks are perfect for large, fun gatherings. The curious sight of these long, thin glasses is sure put everyone in a party mood. A wide range of cocktails are also available in pitchers so everyone can have fun sharing!
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Our joy comes from meeting customers' expectations and helping them have fun
As a cook, it's not enough just for me to think our food is good. I want to create a menu that makes customers exclaim, "Wow! That was delicious and I had a great time!" We also try to serve dishes with the right timing, so we don't interrupt their fun. Most Japanese are not yet familiar with Mexican food, so we assume that people come here with certain expectations. We try to meet those expectations, catering to Japanese sensitivity while staying true to Mexican cuisine. We also give dishes names that are easy to remember.
What I love most is hearing, "That was fun! We'll be back!"
Creating the right mood is especially important here. We want MODERN MEXICANO to be a restaurant people can visit as couples or with friends or work associates. Our aim is for people to say that if they come here they know they'll have a good time and the food will be delicious. The Mexican style of eating may be hard for some customers to understand, so I try to think about each customer's story as I serve them. Since that's what I'm trying to do, what I love most is hearing customers say, "That was fun! We'll be back for Mexican food again!" And when I eat at other restaurants, I ask myself if I can say the same about them, and if not, why not. That's what I think about as I try to provide the best service I can.
Would you like to join me for Mexican?
I love it when customers tell me, "We had a great time! We'll be back soon!" Knowing that customers had fun is the best feeling, so as I serve customers I try to think of how to ensure they have fun so they'll come back again. Only HUGE can create a restaurant like MODERN MEXICANO. If I've eaten the guacamole, for example, and I think it's delicious, it's easy to recommend it to customers in my own words. Mexican cuisine is something most Japanese aren't used to, so we have to introduce the dishes one by one, ensuring that they enjoy each one.