COVID SAFE we’re adapting our business to comply to the latest regulations and to protect our staff and customers. we have taken precautions installing barriers between tables and have a rigorous track and trace system for all our customers and collaborators. we’ll keep the details for 21 days. we have installed sanitising points throughout the restaurant. staff are ask to come at staggered times and will be wearing ppe during their shifts. we are adhering, wherever possible, to the social distancing. we have a rigorous cleaning schedule, cleaning and disinfecting tables and chairs, hand rails, door knobs, toilets, etc.. we are constantly reviewing our policies and risk assessments. We thank you all for your understanding.
Carlito Burrito is an award -winning Mexican street food company and Brighton’s first Mexican owned restaurant. We been innovating street food In the UK since 2010 with a period of play in European food markets and festivals. Our inspiration comes from the Mexican Pacific coast and our own family recipes.
Utilising traditional cooking methods, we blend the best fair trade chilles and spices from Mexico and the finest Sussex produce to deliver a unique flavour experience. All our tortillas are made to order, on site. As well as our totopos and salsas, like God intended to!
On the drinks side we specialise in Margarita’s made with 100% agave Tequila, organic agave syrup and home made botanical cordials . We are also a Mezcaleria and stock a whole range of Artisanal Mezcal and Sotol. Wide selection of Mexican beers and guest Craft beers. Our wine is selected from independent European producers.
We’re now taking bookings. Following the government advise we’re only able to take tables of maximum 6 people. For bookings, please use the contact form with your name, number, date and time of your booking and we’ll get back to you. We always have allocated tables exclusively for walk-ins. Allowing the magic of spontaneity! If we are unable to sit you at the moment you are welcome to have a drink outside on our terrace while you wait for a table.
Carlito Burrito was founded by Carlito Riestra in 2012.
Born and raised in Mexico, Carlito has worked, managed and built restaurants and bars for most of his adult life, from Mexican, Jamaican, Middle Eastern, Modern British, Vegetarian and raw food restaurants to Michelin star restaurants.
In 2010 Carlito Riestra and music producer Andy Barlow (Lamb, U2 producer) started a catering company “Grassroots” in 2010, trading mainly at festivals.
After a couple of years Andy went back to producing music and Carlito started Carlito Burrito.
As street food is a very important thread in the social fabric of Mexican Culture, Carlito felt it necessary to tell the story of his experience of street food, through his own eyes.
“My love for food started at a very young age thanks to my mum. She was a terrible cook!
Therefor we ate out quite a lot”
- Carlito B