Tacos-Ya

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Tacos Ya Plate
Tacos Ya Plate

Located just a block away from the Sunabe sea wall is a tiny little taco shop -“a hole in the wall ” called Tacos-YA. The prices are cheap and the menu is simple. There are 4-5 tables, but they also do take-out. I’ve heard that Tacos-Ya is all over the island, but I personally can’t confirm that. I know (for sure) that there are three locations. The two other locations are in Naha; one is on the infamous Kokusai Dori street. The other location is in Shinto-shin.

Tacos Ya Counter
Tacos Ya Counter
Tacos Ya Plate V
Tacos Ya Plate V

Personally, Tacos YA tacos are my favorite on the island. I love the soft shell; it reminds me a bit of chewy fried egg roll wrappers I used to get at my regular dive-y Chinese take out spot in the States. The tacos are packed with lettuce, tomatoes, ground beef, and shredded cheese. The salsa comes in a squeeze bottle. It’s great — simple and spicy. The lettuce and tomatoes and the ground meat are all fresh. I usually order the Tacos-Ya plate. It comes with one taco, taco rice, fries, and one large onion ring. Although I have not tried it, Tacos-Ya also serves hot dogs and some interesting looking taco sticks, fried and filled with meat and cheese. If you’re in search of a cheap taco-I’d recommend checking it out at least once.

PS. They serve bottled Corona for 400 Yen.

Hours:  All hours are the same at each location —  11:00 am-10pm (daily)  Eat in or Take Out

Tacos Ya Counter Menu
Tacos Ya Counter Menu
Tacos Ya Chatan
Tacos Ya Chatan

Sunabe, Chatan location
Address: 904-0113 沖縄県中頭郡北谷町宮城1-5
1-5 Miyagi, (Nakagami Gun), Chatan, Okinawa 904-0113
Phone: 098-936-6866
Directions:  From Route 58, turn onto Hamagawa Street and head toward the seawall. Hamagawa is just south of Route 23, also known locally as Kokutai Road. You will pass a water treatment plant center on the left (large open space) and on the right you will pass a Chinese restaurant, Baskin Robbins, and a very large parking lot. Once you reach the stop light, make a right. Tacos-Ya will be on the left side of the street. There is one or two spots available right in front of the store on the sidewalk, or park on Hamagawa.

Tacos Ya Kokusai
Tacos Ya Kokusai

Kokusai Dori location
Address: 900-0014 沖縄県那覇市松尾2-8-13
2-8-13 Matsuo Naha, Okinawa 900-0014
Phone: 098-862-6080

Directions:  If you are heading toward the Starbucks, cross the intersection and go toward the OPA. Tacos-Ya is just a few shops down from the OPA. It is sandwiched between two souvenir shops (see photo). It’s a tiny space, but when you walk by it, you’ll smell fried goodness.

Shintoshin location
Address: 900-0006 沖縄県那覇市おもろまち 4-12-13
4-12-13 Omoromachi Naha 900-0006
Phone: 098-867-2644

5 COMMENTS

    • Tasha, as mentioned in the information in the post, the hours of operation are from 11am to 11pm daily at each location.

  1. Being from New Mexico, we were in desperate need of some good Mexican food. This place definitely hit the spot! Absolutely delicious! We had their taco plate and taco sticks–which are kind of like taquitos but in (what I presume was) a wonton wrapper. Tasted so light! Absolutely wonderful place. The salsa was great too! This is our go-to Mexican food place 🙂

  2. My wife and I went there this afternoon for lunch. It was fantastic! The ingredients are fresh, and we had our plates in front of us within 5 minutes of ordering. 4 tacos, a large onion ring (6pc) and 2 drinks came to 1450 yen. We really enjoyed it and will be back again. To get there from Kadena, go out gate 1 and turn left. Turn right at the first light past Highway 23. Go down this road until you get to the 2nd light. Turn right, and Taco-Ya is on your immediate left. You can park up on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant.Enjoy!

  3. I first went to Tacos Ya last summer and absolutely loved it! My husband and I love their taco rice and my picky eater of a daughter likes their taco sticks. I’ve tasted them myself and they are actually pretty delicious. This place is awesome!

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