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Chilitos: Jamaican + Mexican Deliciousness

I took a break from rice and peas and patties for something a little different. Chilitos, a Jamexican (Jamaican – Mexican fusion) restaurant has been on my radar for some time, from personal recommendation, blog write ups and Kartel took one of the Teacha’s Pet  contestants there for a date (don’t judge me for watching :-/). I love both Jamaican and Mexican food and happily made the trek up Hope Road to get my nyam on.

Chilitos Jamexican restaurant kingston jamaica inside counter

Subway style counter at Chilitos Jamexican Restaurant Kingston Jamaica

Owned by a brother-sister duo of Jamaican and Mexican decent, Chilitos offers burritos, tacos, flautas, gorditas and more Mexican dishes with a Jamaican twist. I opted for 4 tacos — one beef, one grilled chicken and two jerk chicken.  As I inched down the taco assembly line, she piled on the cheese, lettuce, sour cream and fresh salsa. I grabbed an ice red stripe and went to work…YUM!

Beef, Grilled and Jerk Chicken Tacos with a red stripe to wash it down at Chilitos Jamexican in Kingston

Beef, Grilled and Jerk Chicken Tacos with a red stripe to wash it down at Chilitos Jamexican in Kingston

The Jerk chicken tacos were by far the best. There was just an extra kick of spiciness to really set it off. My friend opted for the Chicken fajita burrito. It was huge and reminded me of the monstrous burritos I would get from Chipole, but again the jerk chicken made it even better.

Chilitos Jamexican restaurant kingston jamaica fajita burrito

The HUGE Fajita burrito! Rice, beans, cooked veggies, jerk chicken...YUMMAY!

Good food is enough for me, but the venue is even pretty awesome. It looks like one of those places where all the cool kids hang. I really loved the wall of album covers and the over all ambiance and laid back vibes. The music selection was varied, but there was a prominent presence of Pitbull and other similar tunes getting some airtime.

Chilitos Jamexican restaurant kingston jamaica inside music wall

Wall of album covers at Chilitos, Kingston, Jamaica

Just a short taxi up from my apartment (or not too bad walk), I see a lot more visits to Chilitos in my immediate future for Margarita Monday and Taco Tuesday — YUM!


Chilit’os Jamexican Restaurant
64 Hope Road, Kingston 6
Telephone 876 – 978 – 0537
Email [email protected]

Business Hours:

Monday-Thursday 12pm-10 pm
Friday/Saturday 12pm-11pm
Closed on Sundays

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About the author

April D. Thompson

Solo female world traveler and Jamaica-holic balancing a corporate marketing gig with an insane case of wanderlust.