08 Dec WHERE TO EAT IN LAUSANNE: BURRITO BROTHERS
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!
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.
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?
An extract from The Lausanne Guide article post on Aug. 6th, 2014.