RestaurantsEast SussexBrightonBN1

Owner's description

La Choza was born in 2012, a small but perfectly formed vibrant pink Mexican street food eatery on a tucked away corner of Gloucester Road in Brighton’s North Laine.

The lively creation of lifelong foodies and friends Aoife Sweeney and Annie Gelpey who shared a passion for all things Mexican from Frieda Kahlo to tequila. On a mission to bring the authentic taste of Mexico to their seaside hometown they made frequent inspiring tasting tours to Mexico where the duo roamed markets, ate at street stalls and shared meals with locals. They brought the best recipes home with them and created a menu of outstanding and, most importantly, authentic Mexican delights.

La Choza soon became an integral part of the outstanding Brighton food scene attracting locals of all ages and streams of tourists who formed an almost constant queue around the block. Banging reviews, top awards and grateful testimonials soon followed.

In 2017, La Choza expanded and opened the doors to a two-story venue on Brighton & Hove’s main street, Western Road, with a larger venue, rocking cocktail bar and expanded menu.

Both venues are decorated with funky folk art, neon lights, graffiti, sugar skulls and vivid flowers and are staffed by a friendly, dedicated team who keep the place buzzing but it’s the food and drink that makes La Choza Brighton and Hove’s tastiest restaurant.


Please note that La Choza does not take booking for less than 10 people. To book, call 01273 945926 or email


Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£5.50 £10.60 £6.00
Wine per bottle £19.50
Filter Coffee £2.00
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%

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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑7:30 pm

The 2022 Harden's Guide

2022 Hardens London Restaurant Guide

"User friendly in price, size and outlook"

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