A NEW Mexican food restaurant will be bringing their flavours and spice to Shelter Hall.

Opening today, Blue Taco is the seventh kitchen trader to join the seafront food market and bar, and will combine the flavours of the Mexican coast with Sussex’s seasonal ingredients.

Raised on the Pacific coast of Mexico, Brighton resident Carlito Riestra has worked, managed and built restaurants and bars for most of his adult life.

He was one of the first chefs that headed up the pop-up kitchen at Shelter Hall last summer.

Carlito said: “After a great experience doing a pop-up kitchen at Shelter Hall last summer, I’m excited for the opportunity to launch Blue Taco - there’s no better setting for tacos.

“Shelter Hall has a great buzz which reminds me of the street food culture in Mexico.”

Inspired by his dad’s love of tacos, his restaurant will serve stand-out dishes including loaded totopos, jackfruit tacos, and pork adobada quesadillas.

Carlito will have a six-week residency at the New Venture Kitchen in the venue, with a full-spec kitchen and operational support to grow and roll out his business nationwide.

Blue Taco will join a range of food brands at the venue, such as Lost Boys Chicken, Hanoi Kitchen, and Sugardough.

The restaurant is open everyday from 8am to 12am.

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