Since 2009 Tokyo has thankfully been blessed with real gourmet burritos and tacos. Frijoles believes there is a difference between fast food and food that is just served fast. Their burritos and tacos might be served fast, but they are made from real, fresh ingredients and their healthiness defies categorization as your typical “fast food.” The original Azabu-Juban venue has been joined this year by a new branch in Roppongi, where Frijoles is happy to cater to a wide range of Japanese and international diners. The friendly, bilingual staff are always keen to make you feel at home. Frijoles is all about fine food in a casual environment. The recipes are prepared using proper gas stoves and pots and pans—no industrial kitchens here. Marinated chicken and steaks, as well as seasoned, braised pork carnitas, along with pinto, black beans and more make up the substance of the tasty Mexican dishes. Far from simply reheating fillings and slapping them into a burrito, everything is made from scratch for your order—because it tastes better that way. For a Burrito, Fajita Burrito, Burrito Bowl, Three Tacos or Salad, the price ranges from ¥850-¥1,000 depending on your choice of filling. There is a vegetarian option available so no one need feel left out. Their take-out and delivery service is a popular option for company lunches, and could fit a picnic occasion too.