Julio Mexican Diner & Cafe

On my first night in Seoul during my previous visit, I went out for dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Gangnam that I’d seen recommended on Seoul Eats. Strangely enough, I’d never eaten Mexican food before so was keen to try it out. Even more strange that my first time eating it would be in South Korea…

Gangnam Evening

Gangnam is always great to wander around in the evening – while the architecture isn’t anything special, the light spilling out of the shop front signs creates a mesmerizing glow and is popular with young people enjoying the many restaurants and shops along the road. Consumerism at its best 😉

Julio Mexican Diner & Cafe

Julio Mexican Diner & Cafe is a short walk from Exit 7 of Gangnam Station – go straight along the main road then take a right up the hill at the Jump Milano building just before the CGV cinema (map).

Julio Mexican Restaurant

The interior has bare polished concrete walls with simple furnishings and warm lighting. It was busy when we arrived but waiting five minutes on a warm evening was no problem.


Nachos with cheese, sour cream and tomato – a filling starter and almost a meal in itself.

Chicken Taco's

Chicken Tacos with extra hot sauce – mouth-wateringly good. You could order them in pairs or triplets with pork, chicken or shrimp fillings and hard or soft tortilla wraps.


Sliders or mini cheeseburgers made from Austrian beef – not very Mexican I guess but nevertheless delicious. They have been rated as one of the best burgers in Seoul and a tasty little snack at that.

Chicken Burrito

Chicken burritos with sour cream – a little on the small side but fresh and beautifully presented.


All the food was seriously good and I have to admit that the photos here are not all from the same day – I enjoyed it so much that I went again later in the week! I only wish there was a place like this in my neck of the woods.

Paris Baguette

Before going back to the hotel I stopped off at a very stylish-looking Paris Baguette bakery in the area. Having already over-indulged it was a good thing they were almost out of stock!

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