The chances of missing Mexican restaurant, La Choza when walking the streets of Brighton’s North Laine area are slim; it’s hot pink and yellow exterior makes sure of that. Stepping inside reveals a further kaleidoscope of colour. The interior is filled with symbolic Day of the Dead skulls and skeletons, multi-coloured papel picado bunting and eye-popping floral upholstery – a real treat for the eyes as you gaze round at the impressive collection of Mexican artefacts.
It’s often tricky to get a table, but when we visited on a busy Saturday afternoon we were lucky to grab one outside. With an autumn chill in the air, we were delighted when one of the staff brought us bright, stripy Mexican blankets to wrap ourselves in!
The food is authentic and hearty; burritos, tacos, quesadillas and tostados filled with your choice of spicy beef, pulled pork or shredded chicken, plus regular specials. A basket or two of their pit smoked pulled pork nachos and a bottle of Dos Equis, and your Mexican street food experience is complete!
Images courtesy of La Choza