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.
1003 Lausanne, Switzerland