1. May is National Salsa Month: We Have 4 Facts You Should Know About Salsa

    May is National Salsa Month, and we at El Charrito are revving things up with some fun facts about salsa. Whether you’re looking to impress your friends at a party with your savvy knowledge (don’t forget to call us to cater) or are trying to get into the mood to make a batch of your own salsa, read on! We have five delicious types of salsa at El Charrito, all of which are made fresh from scrat…Read More

  2. Authentic Mexican Food is a Delicacy for These Two Brothers

    Authentic Mexican food is a delicacy to two brothers who have the lowdown on Salinas. Jesus Espinoza and his younger brother Juan own a Deadend Magazine retail store that’s a spinoff of the online magazine dedicated to lowriders. At their store, you’ll find plenty of magazines that have had an automobile-driven existence. Through their 85,000 Instagram followers and their love for the town of…Read More

  3. What’s the Difference Between Authentic Mexican Food and Tex-Mex?

    There’s one detail nearly everyone who loves Mexican food has in common: They all agree there’s a definite difference between real and fake Mexican food. But first, what is Tex-Mex? It’s defined as having Mexican and southern American characteristics of the border regions of Texas and Mexico. On the contrary, Mexican food originates from Mexico. If you don’t think you’ve had Tex-Mex, yo…Read More

  4. Latin Dishes Celebrities Love

    Who doesn’t love a classic, authentic dish of Mexican food placed in front of them? In Monterey at El Charrito, we understand what traditional, authentic and classic Mexican food really means, and it’s not a feature you can find at just any Mexican restaurant. At El Charrito, we take feedback seriously. We want to make sure our dishes are everything you have always wanted which is why we’re …Read More

  5. Recently Featured Authentic Mexican Restaurant – El Charrito

    Searching for an authentic Mexican restaurant can be a real drag, especially if you’ve tasted real, traditionally, savory, spicy and delicious authentic Mexican food. Not only are these dishes rich in taste, but they’re hard to come by. Luckily, if you live near Monterey, the possibilities for you to indulge in a spicy, savory and authentic Mexican dish aren’t too far fetched; they’re a r…Read More

  6. 3 Reasons to Eat Breakfast

    In our last couple of blogs, we talked about the health benefits of eating food at an authentic Mexican restaurant. Today, we are going to talk about the health benefits of eating breakfast! For Your Metabolism Not eating is the worst thing you can do for your metabolism. When you don’t eat, your body thinks that you are starving, and as a result will conserve energy (store fat), and slow down …Read More

  7. Health Benefits of Mexican Food – Part 2

    In our last blog we talked about the many health benefits of eating our amazing Mexican food (like we needed an excuse!), and here is part 2! Jalapenos What is Mexican food without some jalapenos? Jalapenos can not only help speed up your metabolism, but they also have capsaicin in them; capsaicin can lower your cholesterol. So come on in and get something spicy, like one of our fresh salsas! The…Read More

  8. Health Benefits of Mexican Food – Part 1

    We don’t need an excuse to crave good Mexican food in Monterey. But did you know that Mexican food actually has health benefits? Here are a few ways why enjoying good and flavorful Mexican food is beneficial to our health s: Beans Beans not only have fiber which helps keep you feeling full longer well after you’ve enjoyed your food, but the fiber found in beans can help with cholesterol, and …Read More

  9. Traditional Food to Eat in Mexico Part 2

    Mexican food is delicious. And, if you have a palate that craves spicy food, you’re in for a treat. At our authentic Mexican restaurant, you can find many traditional dishes that you can’t find elsewhere. So, if you’re skipping the flight to Mexico and you’d like to save some money on travel expenses, give some of these traditional Mexican dishes a try: Top Authentic Mexican Dishes To Try…Read More

  10. Traditional Food to Eat in Mexico

    Are you traveling south of border any time soon? We hope so! Traditional Mexican cuisine is a food you need to try at least once in your lifetime, and if you end up liking it, you’re in luck because you can enjoy your favorite dishes closeby in our authentic Mexican restaurant, El Charrito. However, if you’re traveling down to Mexico anytime soon, it’s prevalent that you know what the top 1…Read More