Craig Hammond & Christopher Boxe

Chilitos JaMexican Restaurant

Chilitos is described as St Andrew’s original ‘Jamexican’ experience as it is the perfect fusion of Jamaican and Mexican flavours.

When former workers Christopher Boxe and Craig Hammond acquired Chilitos Restaurant on Hope Road in April 2015, within two months, their landlord gave them notice to vacate the premises. It turned out to be one of the best things to happen to the business. It forced the new entrepreneurs to work hard at staving off failure even before they had a chance to fully test their prowess. Chilitos eventually relocated further up Hope Road and built an open-floor restaurant with wooden panels and a shipping container structure. It is now one of the “weirdest” but well-patronised restaurants in Kingston, Jamaica, especially sought out by young professionals.