Pecos is a little bar in downtown Naha. I pass it nearly everyday. I didn't notice anything particularly remarkable about the outside, other than the cute little chili pepper on the sign, sort of hinting that it might have Mexican food. What made us finally try it was a sign in the window that looked like a marquee. It read:
Now, obviously, free cheeseburgers, Awamori, and cocktails is way too good to be true, but would we forgive ourselves if we didn't check it out?
So we went in, and I would describe the vibe as 1970's Native American. It was dark inside. There was a leather couch covered with a Navajo rug and a couple chairs around a table, about five chairs at the bar, and another two top behind a divider. To our dismay, "NO CHARGE" was not referring to the burgers or the liquor, but instead to the fact that they did not accept credit cards. At least they are upfront about it. The bartender said, "cash only!" before we even sat down. Now that we've got the pleasantries out of the way, it was time to order a drink. He placed a James Taylor album cover in front of us, which happened to be the menu. It was in Japanese, but what we wanted we could see amongst bottles under the bull skull on the wall behind him. I was pleasantly surprised by the selection of liquor but went with two Jameson ginger-ales regardless. He poured them (on the weaker side of a full shot) while he asked us where we were from. We said California and he told us about his trip to New Mexico last summer. He was very friendly and his english was descent. The food menu was mostly bar snacks. we ordered the nachos and they were ok, certainly not authentic Mexican food as the little pepper led me to believe, but good for late night snacks and a wide variety of hot sauce. So all in all, the drinks were weak, the food was just ok, but I would return for the service and the ambience.
Address: 1 Chome-3-17 Wakasa, Naha, Okinawa 900-0031
Hours: 6pm- 2AM Everyday, Closed on Sundays
Phone Number: 098-861-0035