El Charrito has been serving the best Mexican food in Monterey County for over 30 years, and our approach to authentic Mexican cuisine is second to none. Everything we make is hand-crafted, so you can bet that every item on the menu has received the best attention to detail we have to offer. Because we believe in sharing the love, we wanted to pass along some ways that you can bring a little happiness to some the special people in your life, the El Charrito way.

The Early Morning Meeting

Early mornings are rough, especially when meetings are involved. The next time you have an early-morning meeting, swing by El Charrito on your way. We can whip up a batch of our delicious breakfast burritos, which come with a side of beans and your choice of salsa. Start your morning off the right way, with either Huevos Con Chile, Huevos Con Jamón Y Papas, Huevo Con Nopales, Huevo Con Chorizo Y Papa, or our Huevos Con Tocino burrito. They’re priced just right at $3.19 and will keep your hunger satisfied well into the morning.

Romantic Lunch Date

Call up your sweetheart and arrange for a romantic lunch date in the park. On the way over, pick up one of our incredible lunch entrees, which come as either a burrito, torta, or plate (options are a good thing!). Our carnitas melt in your mouth and the carne asada is to-die-for. But if you’re looking to spice things up a bit more, you won’t want to pass up the Chile Colorado or the Bistec Ranchero!

The Impromptu Party

Who hasn’t been surprised by last-minute guests? We’ve all been in that position, and instead of trying to throw together whatever’s in the fridge, take a load off. Order up a few dozen tamales for a tamale spread, and let us provide all the extras: guacamole, crema, cheese, extra tortillas, and extra meat. You can even get some chips & salsa!

Playing Catch-up

When a blast from the past calls and wants to catch up, instead of heading to the local coffee house, come to El Charrito. You won’t have to gab over the same boring coffee and pastries. Let us serve you our amazing horchata (a cinnamon rice drink) or Jamaica (hibiscus tea). And you won’t go hungry like you will after eating a dainty scone. Fill up on something with substance with our full lunch and breakfast menu! And our five hand-crafted salsas are made from the freshest tomatoes, peppers, herbs, spices, and onions you can find.

Your Special Event

We cater events large and small, anywhere from five to fifty people! Let us take all the work out of the affair so you can focus on your guests. We’ll bring meat, rice, beans, salsa, guacamole, tortillas, and more. And we’re happy to work with you to ensure your event is the most talked-about event for a long time (food-wise, anyway—the rest is up to you). Call us today so we can talk about how to make your event amazing!
Visit El Charrito today for an amazing authentic Mexican food experience. Our recipes are family-created, delicious, and traditional. When it comes to providing the best Mexican food in the Salinas area, we’ve got you covered. Come see us today!