Mexican Sushi: A Trend We Hope Doesn't Stick

Categories: Chow Bella

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Natalie Miranda
Guamuchilito roll from Señor Sushi

Mexican sushi. That's one fusion we never thought would exist and one we're not too sure we want to stick around.

Apparently it is a thing, since there are at least two spots in metro Phoenix that craft the rolls.

Señor Sushi on Indian School and 43rd Avenue and Taco Kissi on Bethany Home are the two Mexican sushi places. We braved Señor Sushi and took on a few of their rolls to see what this trend is all about.

See also: Pallets Food and Bar on Roosevelt Row: A Sushi Excursion Through Asia

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Natalie Miranda
Inside Senor Sushi.

The décor at Señor Sushi is Japanese, with a large fan hanging on a red wall in the waiting area and a few fake branches in a pot. The restaurant is wide open with a sea of tables, and the booths are raised. There is a stage and dance floor at the back of the restaurant; Señor Sushi hosts musical guests and shows boxing matches.

The menu is a mix of traditional sushi rolls, appetizers, and noodles, along with Mexican rolls.

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Natalie Miranda
Firecracker jalapeño appetizer

We ordered the firecracker jalapeño appetizer. It wasn't spicy, as one might expect from a jalapeño dish. It was heavy with cream, both in the crab mix stuffed inside the jalapeños and the in cream on top. The sauce on the side gave the flavor a bit more depth.

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Natalie Miranda
Carne asada roll

Almost all the rolls featured cream cheese inside them, and the carne asada roll -- breaded and deep-fried and stuffed with carne asada, tomato, jalapeño, onion, cilantro and cream cheese -- just didn't feel right. Hot, deep-fried cream cheese did not leave us wanting to finish it. On the upside, the meat was well seasoned and juicy.

Location Info

Senor Sushi

4324 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Tacos Kissi

2720 W. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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22 comments
Pete Diaz
Pete Diaz

Trying it tommorow with my lady

Amber Perry
Amber Perry

this place is soooooo good! don't listen to this nonsense!

Jane Ridarelli
Jane Ridarelli

Haven't been yet but from the picks in New times the food looks fantastic I have got to get some yum!

Maritza Flores
Maritza Flores

Well said Lisa, this food critic needs to do her homework . . . . If it was so bad why would it be such a hit & busy all the time . . .

Maritza Flores
Maritza Flores

Pablo Palomino have you read this . . . I do do not agree . . . We needed places like your's . . . I give this article a thumbs down . . . booo!!

Janeth Montano Romero
Janeth Montano Romero

Latin Sushi has been around for a long time,it is extremely rude and unprofessional to criticize other culture's food just because you personally did not like it. Señor Sushi also has a full menu on traditional sushi and chefs with many years of experience. Customers love the fusion of Japanese and Latin gastronomy that create an exquisite and unique taste!

Suzette Aissa Cota
Suzette Aissa Cota

Mexican sushi is awesome and has been a thing for years ...Señor sushi was okay compared to Mexican sushi in mexico if someone knows of a better place let me know

Cassandra Gonzalez
Cassandra Gonzalez

Absolutely love Senor Sushi the whole dining experience is amazing. I have gone out of my comfort zone and tried a variety of rolls and have never been disappointed!!!

Jeff Kelzo Kelly
Jeff Kelzo Kelly

Señor Sushi is some of the best food I've had in the valley. Not only is it clean and the service is punctual, but everyone there is very pleasant and they make your restaurant experience one you won't forget. They also have events on most weekends which usually end up in a packed house. I've recommended it to about 10 people and everyone seems to love it. Try it out!!!

William Robertson
William Robertson

its been around for a long time. smart business is that you cater to the demographic. i live in new mexico now and they offer green chili in the rolls and its mighty tasty

Silvana Salcido Esparza
Silvana Salcido Esparza

Too late, Mexican sushi has been around for a long, long time. I don't know about sr. Sushi, but eat sushi in Mexico and you will never be the same.

Elba Villa
Elba Villa

CHINO BANDIDO! Chinese, Mexican, and Caribbean, all in one bowl...Delish!

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

if you dont like mexican sushi, youre a racist.

Emanuel Gonzalez
Emanuel Gonzalez

When I 1st tried this style of sushi down in Mexico about 5 years ago, I immediately dismissed it as blasphemy. I never imagined it would ever catch on here. Its definitely a low point of Mexican cuisine.

Rachel Prystie
Rachel Prystie

If it's covered in hot sauce, I will probably eat it.

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