Ladies and gentlemen, the time has finally come. After searching far and wide, we have found a place that tastes like home (we are expats from Texas and California, after all). Burrito Brothers opened its doors just days before Christmas, giving Lausanne the delicious gift of the California burrito. And what a gift it is! [We are so pleased that Lausanne’s Mexican food scene is expanding! Read about another Lausanne Guide fave Amigo Taco here].

Cesar and Fernando, both born in Mexico and raised in California, made the move to Switzerland a couple of years ago. Once here, the brothers (yes, they are real brothers) found themselves missing burritos, “So we decided to take things into our own hands…literally,” Fernando stated. Thus opening the doors of the first and only place to serve authentic California-style burritos here in Lausanne.

Those who are familiar with the popular burrito chain Chipotle will understand how to build their burrito. Those who have less experience, have no fear! It’s quite simple. Choose your meat (pork, chicken, or steak), then your beans (they have frijoles negros!), then go crazy with the toppings and sauces which are all prepared fresh daily (pico de gallo, salsa, chunky guacamole, cheese, sour cream, cilantro, lettuce, etc.). The burrito is wrapped conveniently compact in a sheet of aluminum foil, ready to enjoy on the go.

[Current favorites are as follows: Fernando: Carnita Pork; Cesar: Barbacoa beef; Lausanne customers: Ancho chicken; Lausanne Guide: All of the above]

There is some seating inside the tiny shop, but don’t count on free seats, especially during the lunch rush! We found it to be most busy around noon during the weekdays–we’re talking a line out the door!

We also definitely recommend adding some chips, guac, and a Fritz-cola lemonade to your order.

So what makes Burrito Brothers stand apart from the rest? ‘It’s the star of the show itself,’ Fernando explained, ‘the burrito.’ These brothers desire to bring you a full and delicious meal in a portable package. They also believe you don’t need to sacrifice the quality of food for good fast service.
Are you salivating, or is it just us?
Burrito Brothers
Rue du Grand-Pont 4

1003 Lausanne, Switzerland

  1. Monday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Tuesday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Wednesday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Friday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Sunday Closed
078 851 88 53



  1. good job, guys from the lausanne guide, let people know about the real style treasures in Lausanne! Love your site!

  2. I'm currently studying abroad in Lausanne for the year and love your blog! Our school is based in California but has a campus here, but being from the South, I was so happy that Burrito brothers opened up so I could satisfy my Mexican cravings here 🙂 You may want to try their sister company Holy Cow burgers if you haven't already!

  3. Looking forward to giving this a try…Saw it the other day but the line prevented us from stopping

  4. please lord i hope it is good…lausanne food- and not just Mexican- needs serious help! now if we could get something going for the more groovy suburban-style mexican restaurants with the red vinyl-covered booths. ENCHILADAS ROJAS. hmm, no wait, i am going to open a restaurant and kill your burrito place with mad bowls of POSOLE. love and besitos, mexican-vietnamese girl from san francisco who misses taqueria cancun and taqueria pancho villa. PS: if you need a consultant, i work for free if you feed me.

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