1. What is Authentic Mexican Food?

    Hello and welcome back to the El Charrito blog! On our blog, we are always talking about our favorite thing and that favorite thing is food. We at El Charrito are passionate about good food and have been for over the last 30 years. Our authentic Mexican restaurant has even won awards like Best Burrito by Monterey County Weekly. We are honored by this recognition and are proud to serve Monterey wit…Read More

  2. El Charrito Wins Best Burrito

    Hello and welcome back to the El Charrito blog! Lately, we have been talking about all things Mexican food on the blog. From the health benefits of Mexican food to the difference between authentic and americanized taquitos to the low down on tequila, we have been talking a lot about our favorite foods and drinks. Be sure to check out our latest blog posts to learn more about the food that we love …Read More

  3. 5 Reasons to Eat At El Charrito

    Hello and welcome back to the El Charrito blog! If you love Mexican food in Salinas and the Monterey area then you are right where you need to be. On the El Charrito blog, we talk about all things relating to the food we serve at our authentic Mexican restaurant. Recently we discussed some of the health benefits of the food we serve and why it should be a part of your New Year’s resolution to ea…Read More

  4. New Year’s Resolution: Eat More Mexican Food – Part 2

    Welcome back to the El Charrito blog! You may be a little confused by the title of our blog . . . the time of New Year’s Resolutions has passed. It is the time of year when we have already stopped beating ourselves up about not staying true to our resolutions and have either given up all together or are trying to, once again, go towards our goals. Or, perhaps, with it being March, you are alread…Read More

  5. The Lowdown on Tequila

    At some point in our lives, most of us have tried tequila. Whether you go out with friends and do tequila shots or drink margaritas, you tried it once and absolutely hated it, or you like to use it as an ingredient when cooking Mexican food, you might be surprised at how little you know about this popular Mexican spirit. Tequila is a huge part of Mexican food and culture, so even though we don’t…Read More

  6. Authentic Mexican Taquitos vs Americanized Taquitos – Know the Differences

    Between an average American, and somebody who grew up in Mexico, their definition of a taquito is probably vastly different. Taquitos, very commonplace in Mexican culture, have taken a much different form in their Americanized version, so much so that a lot of people in the USA don’t even know how good authentic taquitos are! At El Charritos, the best local authentic Mexican restaurant in Monter…Read More

  7. New Years Resolution: Eat More Mexican Food!

    It’s that time of year when we’re all looking at our waistlines—the consequences of our merry-making during the holidays—and thinking about the steps we need to take to get healthy and get swimsuit ready by the time the temperatures start to rise. It’s easy to think you must completely eliminate all food from your diet except the great and powerful kale and other powerfoods. This is all …Read More

  8. 7 Christmas Traditions in Mexico

    It’s finally our favorite time of year in Monterey and it’s time to enjoy holiday lights, Christmas music, and the company of the friends and family that we love. We at El Charrito love Christmas and are excited to let the celebrating begin. Christmas isn’t just a big deal in the United States. Many other cultures go all out for the Christmas festivities. Mexico is one of these countries and…Read More

  9. Why To Stop By Our Monterey Mexican Restaurant?

    Do you love Mexican food? El Charrito in Monterey has been serving up authentic, delicious eats for every meal for residents of the Monterey area for years. We pride ourselves in offering authentic flavors made with passion and high-quality ingredients. But, why choose us over all the other delicious options that the Monterey area provides? Eat Here For Any Meal Do you love Mexican food as much as…Read More

  10. 10 Fun Facts About Burritos – Part 2

    Are you passionate about burritos? Then you are in luck, for we at Charrito in Monterey are passionate about serving up tasty, fresh authentic Mexican food and have been doing so for over 30 years. If you’ve been keeping up with our blog you will have read about some fun facts about burritos. Read part one here! If you are as obsessed with burritos as we are, you should know all there is to know…Read More