Tokyo's smattering of Latin bars and restaurants offer a change of pace (literally) from the usual drinking spot, with booming Latin music and sometimes even salsa dancing.

One of the best spots to enjoy Latin culture in Tokyo is Paraiso in Roppongi (B1F, 7-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku; 03-6447-1963; The venue is popular for its mojitos, which come in more than 20 different flavors. You can keep it simple and order the standard mojito, but if you want something a little more exciting there are yoghurt and mango varieties. The menu also includes frozen cocktails such as margaritas and daiquiris — perfect for Tokyo's humid summer. On Sundays, the bar brings in a live band.

Paraiso tends to draw in a tame Japanese crowd before midnight, but after the clock strikes 12, the party starts to pick up, according to Nash Antonio, who works in a car export business.