Mexican Restaurant Brighton – Uno, dos, tres.. tequila!

Looking for the best Mexican restaurant Brighton has to offer?

From street food and tequila to full on Mexican mains, here’s where to find the best Mexican food in Brighton and Hove. Pictured below, the 2023 BRAVO Award winner La Choza scooping first place in the Eat Well For Less Category.

La Choza. Best places to eat in Brighton. Brighton Restaurant Awards

Our pick of the Mexican restaurants in Brighton and Brighton pubs serving excellent Mexican cuisine.

The Railway Inn, Portslade

The Railway Inn in Portslade serves a fusion menu of Asian and Mexican street food, as well as pub classics such as burgers and loaded fries. Their week is populated with incentives to get out more, such as 2-for-1 Nachos and Taco Tuesday with 2-for-1 margaritas (correct at time of writing, check The Railway Inn website for details). Nachos and tacos both come classic with add ons such as Chinese BBQ seitan, braised ox cheek, BBQ coffee chicken and pulled pork belly. 


Conchita’s Mexican Kitchen at Shelter Hall

At Shelter Hall, indulge in a vibrant Mexican fiesta with Conchita’s Mexican Kitchen. Discover the authentic flavours of Mexico through their mouth-watering menu, featuring a blend of tortas, bowls, nachos, and signature salsas. Whether you’re a fan of Mexican cuisine or a newcomer, Conchita’s Mexican Kitchen offers a taste of tradition with a contemporary twist. It’s a Mexican culinary journey right on Brighton’s seafront.

Wahaca, North St | New Road

Wahaca was born in 2007, inspired by co-founder Thomasina Miers’ travels to Mexico, time spent running bars there and falling in love with the country and cuisine. After winning Masterchef in 2005 and cooking in a Michelin-starred restaurant, she teamed up with fellow Mexico enthusiast Mark Selby to open a UK restaurant that would reflect the vibrant colours, flavours and buzz of the country’s markets.

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La Choza, Gloucester Road

Recently voted as ‘Eat Well For Less’ winner in the BRAVOs 2023, La Choza has been causing quite a stir. They invite potential diners to ‘drop in and enjoy affordable, healthy, tasty slow cooked Mexican street food.’ The menu is simple and uncomplicated as the fresh and vibrant ingredients speak for themselves.

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Carlito Burrito, York Place | Mexican Restaurant Brighton

Carlito Burrito is as authentic as you can get. The food, the vibrant décor and the warm and lively atmosphere. Big on quality, authenticity and freshness, their tacos are homemade every day, the chilli’s imported from Mexico and quality Sussex produce. If you like the variety and the act of sharing, the tapas are the way to go. With a classic Margherita and Churros to finish, what more could you want. Carlito Burrito is a regular contender among Brighton’s best restaurants as they always feature well in International cuisine and Eat Well For Less.

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Los Amigos, Church Road in Hove

A family run Mexican in the well-known part of Hove for eateries. The first Mexican in the area, Los Amigos has been satisfying locals and alike for over 15 years. Specialists in steaks and fajitas, this is a lovely little restaurant which makes you feel at home. Independent and as authentic as you can get, come here to satisfy any of your Mexican cravings. Extensive menu. (Photo: Los Amigos)

Los Amigos, Mexican Restaurant, Hove - Mexican Restaurant Brighton

Dos Sombreros, Ship Street

Serving a menu slightly more Tex Mex than Mexican with a few British dishes on there in case you’re dragging someone along who prefers their food on the less spicier side. There’s a great selection of cocktails also, and even a dedicated Tequila Bar upstairs including a dance floor. Work up an appetite in Latino style! (Image Credit: Dos Sombreros)

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Tortilla, West Street

Casual diner style restaurant, Tortilla is part of a chain in London and a few other cities beyond. Fairly new in Brighton, Tortilla is a popular pick for the busy shoppers of Churchill Square and Western Road. The focus is on Californian Burrito’s and Taco’s so not entirely ‘authentic’ but tasty either way and inspired by West Coast Burrito Bars loved and missed by Californian owner Brandon. (Photo credit: Tortilla)

Tortilla, Mexican Restaurant, Brighton

Mexican Restaurant Brighton – Halisco, Preston Street

Halisco is the creation of friends Ismaeel & Alex. Having worked in the kitchen at The Grand Hotel and lived in Jaliso for 5 years, Ismaeel has now opened his own Mexican restaurant with his buddy. A dream come true for them!